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

Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

11/1/14
Transfer applications for Spring 2015 transfer must be received at Admission Office.

11/1/14
CSS Financial Aid PROFILE must be received for all Spring 2015 transfer financial aid applicants.

11/1/14
Parents' and student's 2013 federal tax return(s) and wage statement(s) must be received for all Spring 2015 transfer financial aid applicants.

Calendar and Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

11/1/14 (Early Decision)
CSS Financial Aid PROFILE form must be received for all Early Decision financial aid applicants.

11/15/14 (Early Decision)
Parents' and student's 2013 federal tax return(s) and wage statement(s) must be received for all Early Decision financial aid applicants.

11/15/14 (Early Decision)
Early Decision applications must be submitted through Common App by this date.

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

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Monitor Your Application

Special Admission Office Hours The Amherst College Admission Office will be closed to the public (visitors and callers) for several weeks between late-December and mid-January to allow our staff to complete the initial processing of application materials received around the January 1st Regular Decision deadline.

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

Application materials for transfer admission for enrollment in Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 will be available through Common App Online, starting August 1, 2014. Please note that the Common Application is now a completely online system and will be available in electronic form only; paper versions will not be available.

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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