Admission

Delay in SAT Score Reports
College Board delays release of December and January international SAT scores. See how to proceed.

Redesigned SAT
Learn more about the Redesigned SAT scheduled for launch in March 2016.

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Admission

An Amherst student

You start by knowing something.

And then you wrestle with it, pull it apart, connect it to other things, see it differently. You search and question and reimagine. And this leads to a new kind of knowledge — deeper, more creative, more profound. That’s how great ideas are born. That’s how effective communities thrive. That’s how learning at Amherst works. We start by knowing this: Amherst is not simply a preparation for your professional life. It is a preparation for your life-long journey of learning — exhilarating and surprising, rewarding and vast. 

We search for exceptional students from across the country and around the world, including places and populations that are historically underrepresented in higher education. And we offer one of the most comprehensive, ambitious financial aid programs in the country.

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Discovering Amherst

A quick overview of what Amherst has to offer and what sets us apart.

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Knowing More About Amherst

Read student blogs, and meet our students and faculty. Learn about our culture of intellectual exuberance and see what life is like here.

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Visiting Amherst

Visit Amherst, sit in on classes, and meet students and professors. Learn about our Diversity Open Houses.

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Applying to Amherst

Prospective students may apply to Amherst as first-year or transfer students.

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Affording Amherst

Your financial circumstances will never affect whether you’re admitted or not. Learn about our generous scholarships and financial aid packages.

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Need Help with the Application Fee?

If you are you a QuestBridge candidate or from a family with a limited income, see if you qualify for an application fee waiver.

Announcements

Amherst’s application materials for first-year admission in Fall 2016 and transfer admission in Spring 2016 or Fall 2016 will be available online at Common App Online starting August 1, 2015.

Delay in SAT Score Reports  The College Board has announced a delay in the release of December and January international SAT scores.  See how to proceed.

Redesigned SAT  The College Board has announced that a redesigned version of the SAT I will be launched in March 2016.  Learn more about the effect of the SAT redesign on application requirements for Fall 2017 first-year admission to Amherst.

 

Delay in SAT Score Reports
College Board delays release of December and January international SAT scores. See how to proceed.

Redesigned SAT
Learn more about the Redesigned SAT scheduled for launch in March 2016.

Contact Us Contact Us

Office hours, addresses and phone numbers. Meet us on campus or on the road!

Mailing List  Join Our Mailing List

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