Admission

Visiting Student Applicants

A limited number of places are available in the spring semester only for full-time visiting students. To be eligible, you must have completed at least one year as a full-time student at a U.S. college or university at which you are still currently enrolled. We do not accept applications from individuals who have already earned a bachelor's degree.

To apply, you must submit the Amherst College Visiting Student Application by mail to the address indicated in the application instructions (below); we do not offer an electronic submission option for the Visiting Student Application. The application must be received at the Admission Office no later than December 1, and our decision notice will be sent in late December. If accepted, you will need to respond to our offer promptly.

Please note that individuals enrolled as visiting students at Amherst, as well as students attending Amherst through the Twelve College Exchange, are not eligible for subsequent transfer to Amherst.

Apply by Mail

You may print the following PDF* versions of our Visiting Student application instructions and forms. 

 
 
 
*If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you'll need to download and install it first in order to view PDFs.
 

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