Unsatiated intellectual curiosity? A compulsion to collaborate and create? An infectious enthusiasm for ideas? If these are the symptoms, Hampshire’s the cure. Apply now.
The category first-year students 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 2016)||November 1, 2015||December 1, 2015|
|Early Decision I (fall 2016)||November 15, 2015||December 15, 2015|
|Early Decision II (fall 2016)||January 15, 2016||February 1, 2016|
|Early Action (fall 2016)||December 1, 2015||February 15, 2016|
|Regular Decision (fall 2016)||January 15, 2016||April 1, 2016|
|Early Entrance (fall 2016)||January 15, 2016||April 1, 2016|
We do a holistic read of your application, meaning we look at everything. To apply, submit the following materials through the Common Application:
Some optional application materials can be submitted through the Common Application. You will also have the opportunity, after applying, to submit additional optional materials such as photos, videos, PDFs, Word documents, and music files through your online application portal with Hampshire College.
We also highly recommend an interview.
We like to geek out here at Hampshire, and our essay questions give you a chance to do the same. So here's a sneak peek at the questions you'll find on the Common App. We can't wait to read what you come up with.
Once we process your application, we will send an acknowledgment letter that includes a username and password for you to check the completeness of your admissions file online. Hampshire College has entered the 21st Century and now releases decisions online. To make sure that you receive your decision, we recommend not opting out of email communications.
Prospective Applicants can get Common App online support through the Applicant Help Center. From the Help Center, click the "Ask a Question" tab to contact our support team and access a comprehensive FAQ resource covering different aspects of the application process.
Counselors/Recommenders with Common App questions or suggestions can contact them through the Recommender Help Center. You can also receive real-time support through the new chat program available now from 12-4 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
"There are two reasons why Hampshire graduates achieve so much. One is the kind of person the college attracts. The other is what the college does for them by equipping them to become their own wide-ranging explorers and connection-seekers."
Loren Pope, Colleges that Change Lives (2006)
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