FAQs for Current Applicants

I'm an Amherst applicant and I want to be sure that I've submitted all the documents required. How do I do that?
About a week after we receive your application, we will create an Application Status account for you and send you an e-mail explaining how you can establish your account credentials. (If your e-mail server uses a filtering system, please be sure to add admission@amherst.edu to your list of acceptable e-mail senders, so that you will receive this important email.)  The credentials that you establish will allow you to log into your Application Status account, where you will find a handy checklist of required application materials and information on the status of each item: received, awaiting, or waived. Within the same online account, you will be able to review the biographical, demograhic and contact information we have downloaded from your application and you will also be able to make any changes in that information that may be needed.

What happens if I already set up my Amherst account, but I can't remember my password?
Don't worry!  Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to the Application Status login page.
  2. Click on the "Forgot Your Password?" link.
  3. Enter the email address that you provided in your admission application and your birthdate. Then click "Reset" button. Within minutes, you will receive an email containing a temporary pin and a link to access your account.
  4. Make note of your temporary pin and click the "Access Account" link within the email.
  5. On the next Login page, enter your temporary pin and your birthdate. Then click "Login" button. This will bring you to the "Change Password" page, where you can set a new password!

Soon after submitting my application, I received your email explaining how to access my Application Status account and set up my password, but I never actually did that and I can't find the email now.  What can I do?
Easy! The procedure for setting up your initial password is the same as the procedure for resetting a forgotten password. Just follow the five steps listed in the "forgot my password" FAQ above.

I reviewed the biographical, demographic and contact information in my Application Status account and some of it is incorrect. What should I do?
If you need to change the mailing and/or permanent addresses listed for you in your account, you can use the "Edit Addresses" option in the "Verify Address" section of your Application Status page. If you need to change other personal information, you can use the Applicant Information Change Form.  Remember that you should fill in only corrections on that form; don't make any entries in any field containing information that is already accurate.

What happens if I change my email address during the application process?
To change your email address, use the "Change Email Address" option in the Account Tools section at the bottom of your Application Status page.

What if my online account indicates that Amherst has not received application materials that I believe were sent?
Don't panic! Remember, it can take some time for your application materials to be processed and entered into our database, so please check the online system again later. If you think we've had plenty of time to process your materials and they are still listed as missing, feel free to contact us by e-mail at admission@amherst.edu