It’s time to make a change. Whether you are transferring from a large university or another small institution, Hampshire College offers transfer students the opportunity to build a customized program of study drawing upon coursework they have already completed. Transfer students are eligible for merit scholarships and will be automatically considered when they apply to Hampshire.
Transfer students make up a significant amount of the Hampshire Community. We want to continue to support them by making their transition to our four year institution more affordable and accessible through our partnership with the MassTransfer Program. Learn more about the Massachusetts Guarantee Program.
Students from Massachusetts' community colleges are eligible for one of two awards:
These awards are renewable for three years and are in addition to other Hampshire College merit scholarship awards.
We do a holistic read of your application, meaning we look at everything. To apply, submit the following materials:
In addition to the above materials, international students will need to submit:
|Domestic Transfer Students||November 1||December 1|
|International Transfer Students||November 1||November 10|
|Domestic Transfer Students||March 15||April 15|
|International Transfer Students||March 15||April 15|
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 an interview (must occur prior to the application completion deadline).
Please describe your academic interests and goals in one to three paragraphs. You might include the types of courses you wish to take (although a listing of course titles alone is insufficient) and any independent projects, internships, or field studies you envision yourself doing. The Proposed Program of Study is not a contract; it is intended to help determine whether Hampshire is an appropriate place for you to continue your academic studies.
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.
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
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.