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Frequently Asked Questions

These pages answer the questions we receive most often. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please e-mail Patricia Allen, Commencement director, at, call her at 413/542-8094 or call the Office of Public Affairs at 413/542-2321.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Where is it?

A:  The Counseling Center is located on the corner of South Pleasant Street and Hitchcock Road in Scott House, which is the white house directly across the street from Orr Rink.  The entrance is in the back -- on the parking lot side.

Q: When is it open?

Frequently Asked Questions for Current Applicants

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

Monitor Your Application

Use our online system, ACData, to verify that Amherst has received all your applications materials.

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First time here? Read "How Does This System Work?" below.

How Does This System Work?

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to the questions most often e-mailed to us. Detailed information about Amherst admission, alumni, athletics, campus news and events, academics, student life, people and the library can be found in their respective sections of the Amherst site. Remaining questions may be e-mailed to