See our planning for 2020–21.


Deadlines and Notifications

Admissions deadlines and notification dates for 2021 are as follows:

Spring 2021

Deadline Notification
Domestic First-Year and Transfer Students November 1 December 1
International First-Year and Transfer Students November 1 November 10

Fall 2021

Deadline Notification
First-Year Early Decision I November 15 December 15
First-Year Early Action December 15 February 15
First-Year Early Decision II January 1 February 1
First-Year Regular Decision February 15 April 1
Domestic Transfer April 1 April 15
International Transfer April 1  April 15

*While the First-Year Regular Decision deadline may have technically passed, we are aware of the difficulties many students are facing in the present moment; because of this, we will consider and potentially admit applicants past the posted deadline. Please contact or 413-559-5471 for more information about applying after February 15th


Early Decision I and II
Early Decision applicants commit to a binding agreement to attend should they be accepted.

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.

Transfer Students
Students with 15 or more transferable college credits are considered transfer students.

All decisions are released online. To make sure that you receive your decision, we recommend not opting out of email communications.


Contact us at or 413.559.5471.

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