Office of the Registrar

Watercolors by Nancy Ratner.

Amherst College, P. O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000
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)

The Registrar holds OPEN HOUR the first Tuesday of the month from 1:00-2:00PM, Stop In!

 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 and

degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:


Mail:    National Student Clearinghouse

               2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300

               Herndon, VA 20171




Class of 2014 Senior Honors grades are due on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. These grades may be entered on-line at AC Data. If your department has chosen the full-year grading option, simply submit the full-year grade as the spring grade and the Registrar’s Office will ensure that the same grade is recorded for both of the student's Senior Honors semesters.

Latin honors recommendations are also due on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Recommendations for all majors except Interdisciplinary and Independent Scholar should be submitted through the department. Recommendations for Interdisciplinary and Independent Scholar honorees should be sent by the committee chairperson and signed by all members of the committee. All Latin Honors recommendations must be sent or delivered to the Registrar’s Office in time to reach us by May 6.

A recommendation for summa cum laude must be accompanied by a letter from the thesis advisor or department, signed by the other members of the thesis committee and approved by the department chair, documenting the merits of the thesis.

Recommendations of summa for interdisciplinary theses are expected to be unanimous. If a member of an interdisciplinary thesis committee disagrees with the committee’s recommendation of summa, he or she should write a separate letter to the Committee of Six expressing his or her dissenting views. This letter also must reach the Registrar's Office by Tuesday, May 6, 2014, preferably as an attachment to the majority recommendation.

Please note that all recommendations for students with an Interdisciplinary major require signatures of the entire advisory committee, not just the chair.

It is CRITICAL that Senior Honors grades be submitted online and recommendations for Latin honors be delivered to the Registrar's Office by the deadline. In addition, thesis-writing students should be reminded that their theses are also due in the Registrar’s Office on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

For all critical end-of-year dates please see Academic Deadlines.