Boston Globe Highlights Amherst Recruiting Efforts

March 31, 2009 e-News

A reporter with the national newspaper described a recent admission committee meeting in a front-page, above-the-fold story that ran in the Sunday, March 22, edition.

Amherst Now Need-Blind for International Students

April 18, 2008 eNews One of just eight colleges and universities in the United States to now offer such a consideration to international students, Amherst has extended need-blind admission to all applicants.

Amherst College to Extend Need-Blind Admission Policy to International Students

Submitted by Emanuel Costache
April 9, 2008 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Calendar and Deadlines- Transfer Applicants

Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

11/01/15
Transfer applications for Spring 2016 transfer must be received at Admission Office.

11/01/15
CSS Financial Aid PROFILE must be received for all Spring 2016 transfer financial aid applicants.

11/01/15
Parents' and student's 2014 federal tax return(s) and wage statement(s) must be received for all Spring 2016 transfer financial aid applicants.

Calendar and Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

11/1/15 (Early Decision)
CSS Financial Aid PROFILE form must be received for all Early Decision financial aid applicants.

11/15/15 (Early Decision)
Parents' and student's 2014 federal tax return(s) and wage statement(s) must be received for all Early Decision financial aid applicants.

11/15/15 (Early Decision)
Early Decision applications must be submitted through Common App by this date.

Important Information for International Students Intending to Study Medicine

International students who perform well academically at Amherst College often have opportunities for further study in the U.S. For example, international students have graduated from Amherst and entered Ph.D. programs at U.S. universities with substantial scholarship support. However, there is one important exception for students interested in medical training leading to the M.D. degree.

Apply Online for First-Year Admission

The Basics
To apply as a first-year student to Amherst, you must submit both the Common Application and the Amherst Supplement to the Common Application, along with other supporting materials and a non-refundable $60 application fee or appropriate fee waiver. Applications must be submitted online; it is not possible to submit a paper application by mail.

Admission

The Office of Admission ended the practice over a dozen years ago of having alumni volunteers interview prospective students. This does not mean, however, that alumni are discouraged from recommending students to apply and writing supporting letters about students they know well. At the moment, volunteer opportunities for alumni are limited. Those who do volunteer typically are asked to attend College Fairs on behalf of Amherst, host Admitted Student Receptions and occasionally interact with admitted students who wish to speak to an alumnus/a.

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