Special Hours for the Office of Admission

The Office of Admission will be closed to the public (visitors and callers) from Friday, December 21, through Sunday, January 13. We will reopen on Monday, January 14. For details on contacting us during that period, please review our additional information on the temporary closing.
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Application Status Portal and Financial Aid Portal

Use your online Application Status Portal to verify that we have received all your application materials; use your Financial Aid Portal to verify that all your finanical aid materials have been received.

Returning to check your admission application materials?  Access your Application Status Portal
Returning to check your financial aid materials?  Access your Financial Aid Portal

First time here?  Read "How does the Application Status Portal work?" and "How does the Financial Aid Portal work?" below.

How does the Application Status Portal work?

Amherst College uses a secure online Application Status Portal system to help you determine whether we have received all the application materials and test results required to complete your application. The same portal will also allow you to verify the accuracy of the contact information that we have gathered from your application and entered into our database. About a week after we receive your application, we will send you a follow-up email with detailed instructions for establishing your account credentials and accessing your Application Status Portal.

Email Address: Throughout the admission season, we will send emails to you with important updates, notices and other information concerning the status of your Admission application, so it is extremely important that you provide an accurate, reliable email address that you monitor regularly.

  • If your email address changes to one different than provided on your application, please notify us promptly. To do so, use the "Change Email Address" option in the Account Tools section at the bottom of your Application Status Portal.
  • If your email server uses a filtering system, please be sure to add admission@amherst.edu to your list of acceptable email senders.

How does the Financial Aid Portal work?

If you've applied for financial aid, you may use Amherst's secure online Financial Aid Portal, to help you determine whether the college has received all the required forms and supporting documents needed to complete your financial aid application. You will need to set up a separate set of credentials to access your Financial Aid Portal (i.e., separate from your Application Status Portal credentials). Once your financial aid record has been created, you will receive an email from the Office of Financial Aid with detailed instructions for establishing your credentials and viewing your information in the Financial Aid Portal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Forgot your account passwords? Changed your email address?  Need to correct your contact information? No problem! Check out our FAQ page for some helpful hints.