If you are a Finalist and have chosen to rank Amherst as one of your college choices, QuestBridge will forward your application to Amherst along with the supporting documents.
The National College Match Program is binding for Amherst.
Amherst will only waive the application fee for those using their QuestBridge application to apply.
We require the following materials to complete your application. Most of these materials are included in your QuestBridge application. You should only forward those that are not included with your app by mail or email. If emailing materials, please reference QuestBridge in your email.
If you are not matched during the College Match and wish to apply under either Early Decision or Regular Decision, additional materials are required. Your materials should be emailed or mailed to Amherst. If emailing materials, please reference QuestBridge in your email. If you submitted an application to Amherst as a Finalist, you will automatically be considered for Regular Decision unless you contact Amherst and request to withdraw your application.
Yes, Amherst will accept the QuestBridge Application in place of the Common Application. We prefer that you use your QuestBridge Application when applying to Amherst.
Amherst prefers that you use your QuestBridge Application and strongly discourage you from submitting the Common Application online.
Yes, you may apply Early Decision. Amherst requires a couple additional application materials to be sent and to complete your application. These should be mailed or emailed to us.
Yes, you may still apply to Amherst. Amherst prefers that you use the QuestBridge Application. You will need to follow the Regular Decision instructions and deadlines that QuestBridge requires.
In addition to the QuestBridge Application you will have to submit the following additional materials to complete a Regular Decision application to Amherst:
Yes, you may use your QuestBridge application to apply to Amherst. You are able to apply to Amherst either Early or Regular Decision adhering to normal deadlines and requirements for applying. You must notify QuestBridge in order for your QB application to be forwarded to Amherst.
Yes, with an additional application requirements as an international student. Pleae review additional application requirements for international applicants on our website.
Yes, with additional application requirements, regardless of citizenship or geographic location. We require a demonstration of English proficiency. We require any applicant whose first language is not English to take the TOEFL or IETLS or MELAB.