A few days after we receive your application, we will create an Amherst account for you and send you an e-mail explaining how you can set your Amherst username and password. The username and password that you establish can be used to login to your "My Amherst" page to confirm biographical information we have received from you and will want you to verify.  These systems are multi-purpose and, therefore, some of the fields that appear are not relevant to your status as an applicant.  Instead, these fields may be used later if you enroll as an Amherst students.  The same username and password can be used to login to the ACData Website to check whether or not we have received specific application materials.  If your e-mail server uses a filtering system, please be sure to add to your list of acceptable e-mail senders so that you receive this important email. 


  1. Go to any page on the Amherst College Website and, in the upper-right corner you will see a drop-down menu labeled “Campus Web Tools.” 
  2. Select “Set New/Reset Forgotten Password” from the menu.  You’ll then be prompted to enter your e-mail address.  Enter the email address that is associated with your application to the College.
  3. Within moments, an e-mail will be sent to your address containing a link to a secure page for setting your password.  Above the password entry boxes will be your username.  Please make a note of this, as you will need it to access your account.  Follow the instructions on the screen to set your password.