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Optional Application Materials

Interviews are strongly encouraged. If you are unable to interview on campus, we will make every effort to arrange a local interview with a graduate of the College or an admissions counselor visiting your area.

To schedule an interview, call the admissions office at 877.937.4267 at least two weeks in advance. Interviews must be completed by the application deadline.

Test Scores
Hampshire College has recently announced that it will no longer consider SAT or ACT scores in any way as part of admissions and financial aid decisions. Read more.

Sample of Creative Work
Although submissions of creative work rarely determine an admissions decision, they can add another dimension to your application and give a fuller picture of your interests and talents.

Please note that we can only review items that will fit into an 8 1/2" x 11" file folder. The following are examples of creative work that can be submitted:

  • Creative writing
  • Hard copies of photographs or artwork
  • CD or DVD (no longer than fifteen minutes), or multimedia portfolio (please use a thin CD sleeve)
  • Link to online portfolio, blog, photo sharing site, etc.

Because of the volume of mail that we receive, we regret that we cannot return samples of creative work. You may either email your creative work (e.g. weblinks, PDF's) to: or you may mail (e.g. CD/DVD's) them to the Hampshire College Admissions Office.


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