Amherst Admission Office Responses to COVID-19

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We're thinking of you in these challenging days.

We hope that you, your family and your community are well and managing the dizzying changes all of us have been experiencing as a result of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health crisis. Much is unsettled and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.

Given the enormous disruptions, we know there's a lot of uncertainty and concern about many aspects of life, including education and the college process, so we want to share some important admission-related updates, including the suspension of our SAT/ACT testing requirement, a waiver of our enrollment deposit and an extension of our deferral request deadline.

We hope this information will add some clarity in these unpredictable times and make this one part of life a little less stressful for admitted students and prospective applicants, as well as their parents and guardians.