Community College Transfer Open House
Friday, November 11, 2016


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Amherst College cordially invites community college students, faculty, and staff to attend our 11th annual Community College Transfer Open House on Friday, November 11, from 8:15 am - 5:00 pm. 
To attend, prospective students must complete the Community College Transfer Open House Application (available on-line through link below). The planned schedule of events for the open house includes attending Amherst College classes, lunch, an information session on Admission and Financial Aid, a campus tour, a transfer student panel, and a reception. Transfer students from four-year institutions are not eligible to attend the open house. High school students enrolled in community college courses as part of any dual-enrollment, early graduation or other accelerated completion of secondary school are also not eligible to attend the open house.

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Funding Opportunities:  To guarantee that all interested community college students may see the College, Amherst will reimburse travel expenses up to $100 for accepted guests to the program who demonstrate financial need, including mileage, bus, and train tickets the day of the event. Amherst College will not coordinate transportation to and from airports in the area. Students will receive information on reimbursement once they have submitted the following "Community College Transfer Open House Application" and are accepted to the program. Please note: Housing will not be provided. Students requiring overnight accommodations must make and pay for those arrangements themselves.

Open House Application:
To apply for attendance at the Community College Transfer Open House, you must complete and submit our online open house application prior to Tuesday, November 1st. (To ensure your place, early submission is recommended.) The open house application form should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. You will not be able to save and return later to your application. Therefore, before beginning the registration process, you should prepare in advance to:

  • answer questions about your biographical background (e.g. parental level of education, name, address);
  • answer questions about your academic background (e.g. intended major, GPA);
  • submit a copy of an unofficial college transcript from your current community college.

Ready to Apply? To begin an application form for Amherst's Community College Transfer Open House, please go to the on-line application form.

PLEASE NOTE: This open house application form is used only for visiting Amherst College as part of our Community College Transfer Open House. It is NOT an application for admission to Amherst College. To apply for transfer admission, students must complete the Common Application or Coalition Application.  Instructions for applying to Amherst College may be found at our Applying to Amherst - Transfer Applicants pages.

Questions?  If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact Alexandra Hurd, Associate Dean of Admission, at

Faculty or Staff?  Interested community college faculty and staff are also welcomed to attend the Open House. It is not necessary for faculty and staff to submit an application. Instead, please send an email to letting us know of your intention to visit.