Admission

Contact the Admission Office

Admission Office employees
We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Amherst's Office of Admission is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Between mid-September and mid-November, the Admission Office is also open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. 

Special Admission Office Hours The Amherst College Admission Office will be closed to the public (visitors and callers) for several weeks between late-December and mid-January to allow our staff to complete the initial processing of application materials received around the January 1st Regular Decision deadline. We still want to provide the assistance you need, however, so please review our additional information on the temporary closing and contacting us during that period.  Thank you!

Before you contact our office, you may want to review our Frequently Asked Questions page to see if the answer to your question can be found on our Website. If you can't find the information you need on this Website, e-mail admission@amherst.edu, or call (413) 542-2328. 

To send application materials by regular mail:

Office of Admission
Amherst College
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

To visit the Admission Office or to send materials by express mail (requiring a street address):

Office of Admission
Amherst College
220 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002

To contact current students or members of academic departments:

Start at our Connect with Amherst Students and Faculty page.

To contact the Office of Financial Aid:

Start at our Financial Aid Office page.