Each application is read by at least two admission deans before being presented to the Admission Committee for discussion.
In evaluating your application, we pay closest attention to your: We give the greatest weight to your academic transcript.
You also agree, if admitted, to withdraw your applications from other colleges and to enroll at Amherst in the fall.
Because of the level of commitment required, ED is a good option only for those who have decided early in the college search process that Amherst is clearly their first-choice school.
During the deferral year, an admitted student may not apply to or enroll as a matriculated degree candidate at another college or university.
A deferred student wishing to receive credit for academic work completed during the year between the completion of secondary school and enrollment at Amherst would be required to reapply for admission as a transfer student.
When I first started to consider going to college so that I could make a better life for myself and my daughter, I thought it was going to be almost impossible.
I was working in a convenience store trying to make ends meet as a single mother, but I just knew that there was something more out there for me...
Learn more about our standardized testing policy.tudents who are interested in applying to Amherst should first be familiar with our available admission options, our application requirements, our deadlines and our approach to reviewing and evaluating applications for admission. Traditionally, about 10 percent of Amherst applicants choose our binding Early Decision (ED) option.
As an Early Decision applicant to Amherst, you agree not to be an ED candidate at any other college.