First Year Students
This category includes students who have completed some college work prior to enrollment at Hampshire (fewer than 15 transferable semester credits).
|First Year Student Admission Plan||Deadline||Notification|
|Regular Decision (spring 2015)||November 1, 2014||December 1, 2014|
|Early Decision I (fall 2015)||November 15, 2014||December 15, 2014|
|Early Decision II (fall 2015)||January 15, 2015||February 1, 2015|
|Early Action (fall 2015)||December 1, 2014||February 15, 2015|
|Regular Decision (fall 2015)||January 15, 2015||April 1, 2015|
|Early Entrance (fall 2015)||January 15, 2015||April 1, 2015|
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 candidates are free to submit applications to other colleges.
First-year applicants ordinarily apply during their senior year of high school.
Students possessing exceptional maturity and academic ability may apply during their junior year of high school. A limited number of places are available for early entrance candidates.
Students who will receive a high school diploma after three years should apply as regular first-year candidates; they are eligible to apply under the early decision and early action plans.
The following are required, in addition to the main application materials, for an early entrance applicant:
* Interview with Jessica Ortiz, director of new student programs
* Written approval from the student's high school supporting their decision to start college early
Note: Early entrance applicants are not eligible for federal financial aid.