Videos: Transferring to Amherst from a Community College

Since partnering with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in 2006, Amherst has become a national leader among highly selective colleges in offering exceptional academic and scholarship options to community college students. To learn more about the transfer experience, watch these videos of community college transfer students reflecting on their transition to Amherst.

Transferring from a Community College

Calendar and Deadlines- Transfer Applicants

Application and Financial Aid Deadlines

Transfer applications for Spring 2016 transfer must be received at Admission Office.

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

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

Apply Online for Transfer Admission

Application materials for transfer admission for enrollment in Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 will be available through Common App Online, starting August 1, 2015. 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