Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
First-year students may submit applications for admission under either the Early Decision or Regular Decision options. Students who have completed college coursework as part of any program of early graduation from secondary school or other accelerated completion of secondary school are considered first-year applicants. Applicants otherwise eligible for transfer status (see below) may instead elect to apply for first-year admission.
A student may apply for transfer admission to Amherst after completing the equivalent of 32 semester hours of transferable liberal arts coursework at another college or university. (Courses in progress at the time of application are included in determining transferable credit.) We do not accept applications from individuals who have already earned a bachelor's degree. Nor do we accept transfer applications from students whose only college coursework was completed as part of any program of early graduation from secondary school.
We're delighted to be once again welcoming visitors to our beautiful campus for in-person visits and we look forward to having you with us. Additionally, we will continue to offer virtual visits hosted by our admission officers and student guides. Whether doing an in-person or virtual visit, be sure to check out our campus tour video.
Intellectual life at Amherst is broad and deep; it is enlivening, as are the opportunities for a wide range of extra-curricular activities that engage students’ many talents and interests. It is a friendly and creative place, combining a strong sense of community with openness—to people, ideas, and differences.