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Deadlines and Notifications

Thank you for your interest in applying to Hampshire College! This year, Hampshire has begun the process of searching for a strategic partner as part of larger efforts to create a thriving and sustainable community for our next fifty years. During this time of transition, our Board of Trustees has voted to pause enrollment for the fall of 2019. In accordance with this vote we have suspended and withdrawn all applications for 2019. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time of change. Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 application process.

 

First Year Student Admission Plan Deadline Notification
Regular Decision (spring) November 1 December 1
Early Decision I (fall) November 15 December 15
Early Decision II (fall) January 1 February 1
Early Action (fall) December 1 February 15
Regular Decision (fall) January 15 April 1
   


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.

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

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