You already know that you are the best architect of your education. So why stop now?
|First Year Students||Deadline||Notification|
|Early Action (fall)||January 15||March 1|
|Regular Decision (fall)||February 1||April 1|
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.
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:
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.
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.
The following questions get at some of our core values: inquiry, interdisciplinarity, and growth. Choose one prompt from the list below and respond (500 words max):
1. Hampshire’s motto is “to know is not enough.” People interpret this motto in different ways. What does it mean to you?
2. Tell us about something you recently learned and found fascinating. What else do you want to learn about it and how would you like to learn about it?
3. Describe a time when you received feedback, academic or otherwise, that changed your thinking or behavior for the better.
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.
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The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-17.
"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)
Hampshire College is a member of Colleges that Change Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.