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Apply Early

Applying early is the best way to show us your interest, and knowing our decision earlier will give you plenty of time to poster your bedroom with Hampshire swag.

What are the benefits of applying Early?

  • You'll hear back from us sooner. An earlier notification date means you’ll have more time to talk with your family, visit campus, and appeal your financial aid award, if necessary.
  • You'll demonstrate your interest in Hampshire. We want to create a community of students who are enthusiastic about making Hampshire their home; applying early shows us you care about living and learning here.

Early Decision

Early Decision is a binding early plan. Those accepted under the Early Decision plan must withdraw all applications to other colleges and commit themselves to attend Hampshire. The one caveat is financial aid; if our financial aid package is not sufficient to allow you to attend, you may be released from the Early Decision plan. All Early Decision applicants are required to fill out the Early Decision Agreement through the Common Application.

Early Action

Early Action is a non-binding decision plan;  if you are accepted to Hampshire under Early Action, you may continue to submit applications to other colleges.


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