In response to the enormous global disruption that has accompanied the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health crisis, the Amherst College Office of Admission has announced a set of modifications -- including a suspension of our SAT/ACT testing requirement for current juniors and a waiver of the advance tuition deposit for admitted students -- designed to help students and families in these extraordinary times. Read more.
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