The readmission webform is now OPEN for submissions for the Spring 2021 semester. 

Readmission Webform

Personal Statement Prompts

Readiness to Return Form

Readmission Timeline

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If you have taken time off from Amherst, we are eager to welcome you back and want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the transition a smooth one. The Readmission process has a few steps and deadlines that you should be aware of. Please read this page in full and be sure to check your Amherst email account regularly as you proceed through the readmission process, so as not to miss any important correspondence from us.

Here's the basic overview: 

Step 1: Submit the Readmission Webform

  • The deadline to request readmission for the spring semester is October 15th.
  • The deadline to request readmission for the fall semester is March 1st.
  • Take the first step in your readmission process by submitting the readmission webform
    • After submitting the readmission webform, you will be eligible to participate in the housing process and preregister for courses. It is your responsibility to be in contact with Residential Life/Housing and your Academic Advisor to do these things. Submitting the webform also activates your financial aid portal.
    • Submitting the webform is not the end of the process. You must still submit all required documentation for your leave type (see below) and go through all necessary steps in the readmission process. If you do not submit all required documentation, or your documentation does not meet the standards set by the readmission policy, you may be denied readmission for the current cycle. You can then apply for readmission for the next semester. 
  • If you miss the October 15th or March 1st deadlines because you took a leave during the course of the current semester, you may petition to apply for readmission by contacting your Class Dean. Your petition must be received prior to the last day of classes during the semester in which you took leave. Late petitions will not be considered for any other reason. 
    • Late petitions for readmission are not encouraged, since you may not be eligible to participate in the roomdraw process or preregister for courses due to annual timelines of our campus partners. 
    • See the full readmission timeline here.

Step 2: Submit Supporting Documentation

Refer to the requirements below and any correspondence from your class dean to understand the additional steps you must take to complete your readmission process.  

  • Voluntary Leave
    • If required in the letter of leave from your class dean, arrange for an official transcript to be sent to the Amherst College Registrar, as soon as it becomes available after completion of your coursework, to document that you have satisfied any academic conditions established for your return.
    • After you submit the Readmission Webform, we will contact you to notify if there are any additional steps or if your readmission process is complete. 
  • Academic Dismissal 
    • Arrange for an official transcript be sent to Amherst College's Registrar as soon as it becomes available at the conclusion of your coursework to document that you have satisfied the academic conditions established for your return by the Committee on Academic Standing at the time of your dismissal.
    • Send by email to osa-studentenrollment@amherst.edu a personal statement. Be sure to address the specific personal statement prompts for your current academic dismissal.
    • We will also contact you to arrange a readmission telephone call with your Class Dean. 
  • Medical Leave 
    • If required in the letter of leave from your class dean, arrange for an official transcript to be sent to the Amherst College Registrar, as soon as it becomes available after completion of your coursework, to document that you have satisfied any academic conditions established for your return.
    • Send by email to osa-studentenrollment@amherst.edu a personal statement. Be sure to address the specific personal statement prompts for medical leave.
    • Submit the "Student Readiness to Return from Medical Leave" forms to be completed by your medical or behavioral health care provider, assessing your readiness to return to the rigors of full-time study at Amherst, and identifying any recommended continued treatment.
    • We will also contact you to arrange a readmission telephone call with your Class Dean. 
  • Returning from Transfer
    • If you wish to apply for readmission after transferring to another college or university, you will not be eligible to bring back any credits you earned at your other institution. (If you wish to bring back credits, you will need to apply for transfer admission through the Admissions office). 
    • Send by email to osa-studentenrollment@amherst.edu a personal statement. Be sure to address the specific personal statement prompts for return from transfer.
    • We will also contact you to arrange a readmission telephone call with your Class Dean. 

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