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Important: If you have been invited to join the waitlist, it is very important to let us know if you wish to remain on our waitlist.

Frequently Asked Questions
If you are hoping to enroll at Hampshire this fall, we understand that being on the waitlist is a hard place to be. It also means that you likely have questions. If the answer to your question is not provided below, please feel free to call us.

When will I learn whether or not I have been admitted?
The admissions committee may make offers of admission during April, particularly in late April. It is more likely, however, that the decision will come in early May, after the deposit deadline.

Where do I stand on the waitlist? What number am I?
The waitlist is not numbered or ordered in any way. If the admissions committee elects to make offers from the waitlist, it does so in the same manner as it selects from the regular applicant pool.

Should I submit my tuition deposit at another college?
If your second choice college has a May 1 deposit deadline, then you should accept an offer from another college by May 1. You should wait until close to the May 1 deadline to ensure Hampshire is not planning to offer you a space before May 1.

What can I do to increase my chances of being admitted?
It is imperative that you accept our offer to remain on the waitlist. Make sure you indicated your interest by completing this form. You can also send in updated or new information: an updated transcript, a new letter of recommendation, or a letter from you indicating your interest.

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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)