Programs for Admitted and New Students

Admission Office Programs for Admitted First-Year Students

Every April, after all admitted applicants have been notified and before the May 1 response date, the Amherst College Office of Admission sponsors several events for admitted first-year students:  on-line chats with current Amherst students; on-campus open houses; and admitted student receptions across the country.  Click here to learn more about those programs.

Calendar and Deadlines- Transfer Applicants

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

Please note that all dates are in mm/dd/yy format.

Transfer Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

11/01/16
Transfer applications for Spring 2017 transfer must be submitted through Common Application or Coalition Application by this date.

Calendar and Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

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

Please note that all dates are in mm/dd/yy format.

First-Year Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

11/01/16 (Early Decision)
All required financial aid forms and supporting documentation must be received for all Early Decision financial aid applicants.

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.

Please note that all dates are in mm/dd/yy format.

First-Year Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

11/1/16 (Early Decision)
All required financial aid forms and supporting documentation must be received by the Office of Financial Aid for all Early Decision 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.

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.