Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
Our goal is to admit students who will contribute to the Hamilton community in meaningful ways. Although the primary criteria for admission are academic achievement and intellectual potential, we also value leadership, a commitment to school or community activities, and sustained work experiences or family responsibilities. In forming the class, the admission staff seeks students representing diverse geographic, economic and ethnic backgrounds whose perspectives will enrich our community. Lastly, Hamilton seeks to admit candidates who are a good fit with the experience the College offers.
There are many reasons students are transfer candidates—sometimes financial, sometimes academic, sometimes they have refocused their interests and educational path. Regardless of the reason, transfer students are welcomed into the Hamilton community for their the unique perspective and the appreciation they have for their education. Hamilton typically seeks to enroll about 10-20 transfer students in the fall and another 5-10 transfer students in the spring. Occasionally, we are over or undersubscribed with our first-year class enrollment and will adjust these targets accordingly.
You can learn a great deal about Hamilton by exploring our website or reading our publications, but there’s no substitute for visiting our magnificent hilltop campus. If you can’t make it to campus, consider the next best thing, attending one of our many virtual offerings, including online information sessions and student-led Tours From Your Sofa.
Just remember, if this was easy, everybody would do it.