Programs for Admitted and New Students

Class of 2018 For information of interest to students admitted to the Class of 2018, including information on this year's on-campus open houses and admitted student reception around the country, please visit of Currently Admitted Students page.

Calendar and Deadlines- Transfer Applicants

Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

11/1/13
Transfer applications for Spring 2014 transfer must be received at Admission Office.

11/1/13
CSS Financial Aid PROFILE must be received for all Spring 2014 transfer financial aid applicants.

11/1/13
Parents' and student's 2012 federal tax return(s) and wage statement(s) must be received for all Spring 2013 transfer financial aid applicants.

Calendar and Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

11/1/13 (Early Decision)
CSS Financial Aid PROFILE form must be received for all Early Decision financial aid applicants.

11/15/13 (Early Decision)
Parents' and student's 2012 federal tax return(s) and wage statement(s) must be received for all Early Decision financial aid applicants.

11/15/13 (Early Decision)
Early Decision applications must be received at Admission Office.

Calendar and Deadlines - International First-Year Applicants

The following deadlines are for first-year international student applicants.  To see transfer student deadlines, please visit the Calendar and Deadlines page for transfer applicants.

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.

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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Visiting Student Applicants

A limited number of places are available in the spring semester for full-time visiting students. To be eligible, you must have completed at least one year as a full-time student at a U.S. college or university at which you are still currently enrolled. We do not accept applications from individuals who have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Apply Online for Transfer Admission

Transfer Registrar Report  If you are experiencing difficulties submitting the online Transfer Registrar Report through the Common Application site, we recommend that you submit a paper version of the form.  For helpful advice, please review the instructions in our Transfer Registrar Report Information Sheet.

Amherst seeks, above all, to enroll men and women of strong and vibrant intellectual promise who have the demonstrated qualities of mind and character that will enable them to thrive in our dynamic academic and social environment and to take full advantage of the remarkable resources our community offers.  A successful Amherst student is someone who will embrace the academic freedom provided by our open curriculum, engage with our talented and accomplished professors, and contribute significantly to a student population whose diversity of both background and p

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