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 39 other partner colleges and universities. Almost 10 percent of each entering class at W&L is made up of QuestBridge students. 

How to Apply

The National College Match Program

Deadline: September 27

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. 

QuestBridge Regular Decision

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.

After College Match

QuestBridge Finalists who don't match at W&L, Non-Finalists, and Non-Participating Finalists are all welcomed 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 percent of demonstrated financial need.

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

Office of Admissions

Gilliam House
19 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, Virginia 24450

Learning to Lead

Questbridge Scholar
Garrett Clinton '20 says attending W&L is "like being dropped into a pool of opportunities.''