Office of the Registrar

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Telephone: (413) 542-2226   
Fax: (413) 542-2327
Office Hours: Monday–Friday  8:30–4:30
(Memorial Day through Labor Day 8:00–4:00)

Welcome to the Office of the Registrar. Please note that Amherst College will be closed Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25.  Happy Holidays!

The Registrar's office is responsible for the integrity of academic records and the implementaion of College policies regarding the curriculum.

We also provide a variety of services including verification of enrollment and degree, release of transcripts, biographical information, class and finals scheduling, registration and some statistical reporting.


Google map Converse Hall, Room 101

The Registrar’s Office is located in Room 101 of Converse Hall, the brick building with pillars on the southeast corner of the intersection of Route 9 and Route 116. The Five College bus stop is just a few feet down the street from Converse, adjacent to the parking lot. Parking in front of the building and in the lot is by permit only. Parking information for visiting students.

Student Attendance Verification

Credit Grantors, Employers, Insurance Companies and others can verify current attendance of Amherst College students at the National Student Clearinghouse.  Please visit or contact them at: 703-742-4200, 703-318-4058  (fax), or

Degree Verifications

Amherst College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment anddegree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:


By Mail:
National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171


FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)

Participation in Commencement Policy

Following faculty vote December 15, 2015- Students within 4 courses of their degree may apply to walk in commencement beginning May 2016.  See link below for more information.  Application available under frequently requested forms.

Participation in Commencement Exercises

Please see the link above for further information concerning the new policy on walking in Commencement.