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Optional Application Materials

Interviews
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.

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Colleges that Change Lives

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.

"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)