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Deadlines and Notifications

First Year Students
This category includes students who have completed some college work prior to enrollment at Hampshire (fewer than 15 transferable semester credits).

First Year Student Admission Plan Deadline Notification
Spring 2014 November 15, 2013 December 1, 2013
Early Decision I (fall 2014) November 15, 2013 December 15, 2013
Early Decision II (fall 2014) January 1, 2014 February 1, 2014
Early Action (fall 2014) December 1, 2013 February 15, 2014
Regular Decision (fall 2014) January 1, 2014 April 1, 2014
Early Entrance (fall 2014) January 1, 2014 April 1, 2014

Spring 2014
Hampshire welcomes first-year applicants interested in enrolling for spring semester.

Early Decision I and Early Decision II
Seniors in high school who consider Hampshire College their first choice are encouraged to use either one of the Early Decision options. Those accepted under the Early Decision plan must withdraw all applications to other colleges and commit themselves to attend Hampshire. Early Decision candidates who seek need-based financial aid will receive a preliminary financial aid award, provided that the CSS/PROFILE is submitted in a timely manner; merit-based scholarships are also awarded to Early Decison candidates.

Early Action
Early Action candidates are free to submit applications to other colleges.

Regular Admission
First-year applicants ordinarily apply during their senior year of high school.

Early Entrance
Students possessing exceptional maturity and academic ability may apply during their junior year of high school. A limited number of places are available for early entrance candidates: An on-campus interview is required, along with written approval from the student's high school.

Students who will receive a high school diploma after three years should apply as regular first-year candidates; they are eligible to apply under the early decision and early action plans.


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