You already know that you are the best architect of your education. Hampshire College will help you continue to design your own learning experience. We take a holistic approach to our students’ applications and encourage them to provide us with a better understanding of who they are as a learner and individual. Through your Hampshire Application, we hope to gain a better understanding of your rigorous learning experiences and how you’ve challenged yourself through your homeschool curriculum or unschool learning activities.
We do a holistic read of your application, meaning we look at everything. To apply, submit the following materials through the Common Application:
A model portfolio or transcript includes the following information:
Most activities used as part of your transcript should have a grade or narrative evaluation of your work and progress. For activities not evaluated by a teacher or supervisor, we require your self-assessment of the nature of your work and how it contributed to your intellectual growth.
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 interviewing with a counselor.
Please respond to the following question in 500 words or less:
Federal regulations require students to possess a high school diploma, or its equivalent, to be eligible for federal financial aid. Hampshire College follows the same policy with regard to institutional aid eligibility. The equivalents to a high school diploma are:
|First-Year and Transfer Students||November 1||December 1|
|First-Year Early Decision I||November 15||December 15|
|First-Year Early Action||December 1||February 15|
|First-Year Early Decision II||January 1||February 1|
|First-Year Regular Decision||January 15||April 1|
Once we process your application, we will send an acknowledgment email that includes a username and password for you to check the completeness of your admissions file online. To make sure that you receive your decision, we recommend not opting out of email communications.
Contact our Coordinator of Homeschool/Unschool Recruitment, Monica Ovalles, at moAD@hampshire.edu.
The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars.
"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
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