You already know that you are the best architect of your education. So why stop now?
|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 Entrance (fall 2018)||January 15, 2018||April 1, 2018|
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.
Analytic Essay: Submit an academic paper of any length, written in English, that you've produced for a class in the past year. This should not be a personal or creative piece or poem. Suggested length, 3-10 pages.
Describe a proposal for a hypothetical research project that explores the connections between two or three different disciplines (for example: math, creative writing, and psychology). Which academic disciplines would you draw from and how would you utilize Hampshire's unique curricular structure to realize and enhance your project? 300 word minimum
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.
The U.S. State Department and the Chronicle of Higher Education have named Hampshire College a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2016-17. Hampshire is one of 11 bachelor’s institutions to receive the designation this year.
"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.