Amherst Admission Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the enormous global disruption that has accompanied the evolving COVID-19 public health crisis, the Amherst College Office of Admission has adopted a set of modifications -- including a one-year suspension of our SAT/ACT testing requirement and greater flexibility in the evaluation of credit for transfer students -- that are designed to help students and families in these extraordinary times. For more information, please see our Applying to Amherst and COVID-19 Considerations webpages.

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