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Please note that the JB program requires a FAFSA and an interview in addition to the materials required for first-year applicants.

James Baldwin Scholars Applicants

Please be sure to apply by January 15, the stated application deadline.

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Supporting documents for the Hampshire Application should be emailed to application@hampshire.edu.

Hampshire College Application Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form (pdf)
Hampshire College Application Essay Questions (pdf)
 

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Prospective Applicants can get Common App online support through the Applicant Help Center. From the Help Center, click the "Ask a Question" tab to contact our support team and access a comprehensive FAQ resource covering different aspects of the application process.

Counselors/Recommenders with Common App questions or suggestions can contact them through the Recommender Help Center. You can also receive real-time support through the new chat program available now from 12-4 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

 

Please note: Hampshire will not consider SAT or ACT scores in any way as part of admissions and financial aid decisions. If you self-report your scores through the Common Application or submit them to us through the College Board, we will remove them from your application file. Learn more about Hampshire’s decision to go test-blind.




Printable Application Materials for Baldwin Scholars*
James Baldwin Scholars Application (PDF)

 

 

 

*Please note: In addition to the materials required for Regular Decision first-year applicants, a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and an admissions interview are both required for admission to the James Baldwin Scholars Program.

Interviews

An admissions interview is required before the January 15 application deadline.

When contacting the admissions office to schedule an appointment, please let the receptionist know you are a Baldwin Scholar candidate.

To schedule an interview, call the admissions office at 877.937.4267 at least two weeks in advance. Interviews must be completed by the admissions deadline.

If you are unable to travel to campus, please request to speak to the admissions counselor on the James Baldwin Scholars Committee so that arrangements can be made for a field or telephone interview.

After Submitting Your Application

Once we process your application, we will send an acknowledgment letter that includes a username and password for you to check the completeness of your admissions file online.

 

Application Checklist

Don't miss a step. Check the completeness of your application with Hampshire's application checklist »

Please note that the JB program requires a FAFSA and an interview in addition to the materials required for first-year applicants.

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Colleges that Change Lives

Hampshire College is a member of Colleges that Change Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.

"There are two reasons why Hampshire graduates achieve so much. One is the kind of person the college attracts. The other is what the college does for them by equipping them to become their own wide-ranging explorers and connection-seekers." —Loren Pope, Colleges that Change Lives (2006)