Macalester College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Macalester

If you are a Finalist who ranked Macalester, your National College Match application will be sent to Macalester, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

Macalester College Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Macalester on October 19, and Macalester may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Macalester will then email you instructions to log in and activate your applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Macalester.

1

Macalester QuestBridge Supplement (Required)

 

2

Official Transcript(s)

You must submit official transcripts of all classes and grades beginning with 9th grade. Have a school official (counselor, registrar) submit your official transcript(s) electronically via Naviance, mail, email or fax (see Contact Information below). 

3

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 6390
ACT code: 2122

Macalester has a Test-Optional admissions policy. This includes ACT, SAT, SAT II, AP, and IB.

There will be no penalty for students who choose not to submit test scores in the selection process. 

4

2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 6390
Available: Oct. 1

If your biological/adoptive parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both parents must complete separate CSS Profile applications.
  • If you do not have any contact with your non-custodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Petition.

5

2020 Federal Tax Returns and  W-2 Forms for Custodial Parent(s)   

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns. After completing the CSS Profile, you will be prompted to submit these tax documents through the College Board's IDOC service.

If you are not able to use IDOC, you can send documents directly to Macalester using upload.macalester.edu.

As an alternative, you can mail or fax to the Office of Financial Aid (see Contact Information below). Please include a cover sheet or letter that references the name of the student applying with the mailing or fax.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision II to Macalester.

Applicants interested in Early Decision II must send an email to admissions@macalester.edu with "QuestBridge applicant seeking Early Decision II" in the subject line. All required materials must be submitted by January 1, the EDII application deadline. 

Finalists who did not rank any colleges for the match may apply Early Decision II to Macalester. Follow the same instructions as above. 

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Macalester for the Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit your Midyear Report and any significant updates.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below).

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Macalester on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 3 - December 12. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Macalester (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Activate your Macalester University Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Macalester on December 15 and Macalester may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Macalester applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Macalester. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required admission and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Macalester as detailed in the table below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

Finalists who ranked Macalester and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Macalester

Macalester QuestBridge Supplement (Required)

 

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 6390
ACT code: 2122

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

Finalists who ranked Macalester and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Macalester

2022-2023 FAFSA
FAFSA Code: 002358

Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 6390
Available: Oct. 1

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Contact Information 

Macalester Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):
Aisha Gonzalez
Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Diversity & Inclusion
questbridge@macalester.edu

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials):

Mail or email official transcripts to:
Admissions Office
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (800) 231-7974
Fax: (651) 696-6724
Email: admissions@macalester.edu

Submit tax documents and W-2 forms to the IDOC service after completing the CSS Profile. If you are not able to use IDOC, you can send these documents to Macalester using upload.macalester.edu.

Documents may be mailed or faxed using the information below. 

Financial Aid Office
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Fax: (651) 696-6866
Email for questions: financialaid@macalester.edu