QuestBridge Applicants

Washington and Lee partners with QuestBridge, a national non-profit organization, to assist low-income, high-achieving students with college applications. QuestBridge connects students with admission and scholarships to W&L and 49 other partner colleges and universities. Almost 10 percent of each entering class at W&L is made up of QuestBridge students.

How to Apply

Deadline: September 26
The National College Match Program is an early-admission option in which students rank 12 participating schools in order of preference through one application. 

Match applicants agree to attend the school that ranks highest on their list and accepts them. A student who lists W&L as a preference and is accepted by the university will receive a no-loan financial aid award valued at the full cost of attendance.

Forwarding deadline: December 11
The QuestBridge Regular Decision process enables qualified students to apply to participating colleges, without an application fee, via the school's standard admissions process using a QuestBridge application.

QuestBridge Finalists who don't match at W&L, Non-Finalists, and Non-Participating Finalists are all welcome to apply to W&L after the College Match process if you believe W&L could be a good match for you. Like all students who apply to W&L, QuestBridge affiliated applicants will be awarded financial aid packages that meet 100% of demonstrated financial need.

If you have more questions about applying to W&L after match, please email or call the Office of Admissions.

The Johnson Scholarship Program awards scholarships of at least tuition, room and board to approximately 44 students in each entering class. Johnson Scholars also receive additional funding to support summer experiences such as internships, research projects or volunteer experiences. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and the potential to contribute to the intellectual and civic life of the W&L community.

QuestBridge Finalists are automatically considered for the Johnson Scholarship, provided they forward their QuestBridge application to W&L. If they wish, Finalists may submit the Johnson Scholarship essay in their W&L applicant portal, but it is not required to be considered. Students will gain access to their applicant portal once we receive their forwarded application.

QuestBridge Non-Finalists are invited to apply for the Johnson Scholarship but are not automatically considered. To be considered for the Johnson Scholarship, Non-Finalists must forward their QuestBridge application to W&L and complete the Johnson Scholarship application essay in their applicant portals by January 1. Students will gain access to their applicant portal once we receive their forwarded application.

Office of Admissions

Gilliam House
19 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, Virginia 24450

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