Apply Online for First-Year Admission

The Basics
To apply as a first-year student to Amherst, you must submit both the Common Application and the Amherst Supplement to the Common Application, along with other supporting materials and a non-refundable $60 application fee or appropriate fee waiver. Applications must be submitted online; it is not possible to submit a paper application by mail.

The Details
Students who are interested in applying to Amherst should first be familiar with our available admission options, our application requirements and deadlines, and our approach to reviewing and evaluating applications for admission.  That's all available at our main First-Year Applicants page, so be sure to read that information thoroughly before beginning your application.

Special Circumstances
If you are a U.S. veteran, a homeschooled student, or an undocumented student, please read our relevant special information pages for additional guidance on the application process.

To get ready to apply    Check out information for First-Year Applicants.

To begin an applicationGet started at the Common App Online.

To stay on schedule      Check out important dates and deadlines.





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