FAQ Network Registration for Guests/Visitors

Why do I have to register my computer or other devices?

All electronic devices connecting to the Amherst College Ethernet or wireless (Wi-Fi) networks must go through a network registration process. Network registration (NetReg) allows the IT department to associate your contact information with your device(s). Should there be a problem, it will allow us to get in touch with you quickly.

NetReg FAQ for Amherst Community

Why do I have to register my device(s) such as computers, wireless devices, etc.?

Registering your device(s) allows the IT department to associate your Amherst username with your devices. That way, if IT suspects that your computer or other device(s) get infected with a virus or need to be isolated from the campus network, you can be contacted in a timely manner.

FAQs for Current Applicants

The Basics

What is my Application Status account?
Your Application Status account is a secure online applicant account that allows you to monitor the status of your admission application, such as whether all your required application materials have been received by Amherst. It's also the place where we post important updates to the status of your application, including the release of admission decisions.

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.

Last year Amherst received 1,873 admission applications from international students. Of these, 1,498 also applied for financial aid. 116 applicants were admitted, and 85 were admitted with a financial aid award; 34 of these students enrolled at Amherst.

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.