Amherst College

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Amherst

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application Materials


Official Test Scores
SAT code: 3003
ACT code: 1774

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

Amherst requires either the SAT (recommended with Writing or the Essay section) or the ACT (recommended with Writing). Amherst does not require SAT Subject Tests. 


Official Transcripts

Mail or email to the Admissions Office (see Contact Information below). 


2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 
CSS code: 3003
Available: Oct. 1

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit the CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE Business/Farm Supplement.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE after creating a separate College Board account.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2016 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements to IDOC.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.


A copy of your parents’ 2016 federal income tax returns

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and/or corporate partnership tax returns. Also include copies of your parents' recent paystubs or other verification of current-year income.

Submit directly to IDOC. You will receive information about submitting tax documents to IDOC after completing the CSS Profile.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Please email for further information on applying Early Decison to Amherst College. 

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Amherst for the College Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below).

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Amherst on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 6 - December 11. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Amherst (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Amherst according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials


Finalists who ranked Amherst and submitted all materials (but did not match)

Finalists who did not rank Amherst

Common Application or Coalition Application with Amherst Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents



Amherst QuestBridge Writing Supplement

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores 
SAT code: 3003
ACT code: 1774

Only if new scores to report

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Application Fee    
Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials


Finalists who ranked Amherst and submitted all materials (but did not match)

Finalists who did not rank Amherst

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 

CSS code: 3003
Available: Oct. 1
Deadline: Feb. 15


2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2

Deadline: Mar. 2


2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1
Deadline: Feb. 15

Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Mail or email official transcripts to:
Office of Admission
Amherst College
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002

Fax or mail federal income tax returns to:
Office of Financial Aid
Amherst College
B-5 Converse Hall
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Fax: (413) 542-2628

*Write your full name and "QuestBridge" on all enclosed pages.

Amherst Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Phone: (413) 542-2328
Fax: (413) 542-2050

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid