Frequently Asked Questions About the Adoption of the Mission Statement

How will the mission statement be used?The statement will appear in the College Catalog, on the Web site, and in admissions material and other official documents.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Current Applicants

I'm an Amherst applicant. How do I get an Amherst username and password?

Frequently Asked Questions
about Financial Aid for International Students

Is Amherst "need-blind"?

Amherst College is  "need-blind" in evaluating international students. In considering you for admission, Amherst will not take into consideration whether or not you have applied for financial aid.

Frequently Asked Questions
for U.S. and Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents

Is Amherst "need-blind"?

Yes, our admission policy is "need-blind."  This means that our admission decision is based solely on your achievements, talents and promise.  Your and your family's financial situation is not considered - it has no bearing on whether we offer you admission.