Deadlines and Notifications



First Year Student Admission Plan Deadline Notification
Regular Decision (spring 2018) November 1, 2017 December 1, 2017
Early Decision I (fall 2018) November 15, 2017 December 15, 2017
Early Decision II (fall 2018) January 1, 2018 February 1, 2018
Early Action (fall 2018) December 1, 2017 February 15, 2018
Regular Decision (fall 2018) January 15, 2018 April 1, 2018

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.

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