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
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Official Transcripts

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

2

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. 

3

2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 

CSS code: 3003
Available: Oct. 1

Submit a copy of the business tax return.

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

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both of your biological/adoptive parent(s) will complete their own CSS PROFILE with different log-in credentials. It is highly recommended that the student and custodial parent start the CSS PROFILE first, as the non-custodial cannot submit information until the student selects a school that requires the submission of non-custodial parent information.
  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE after creating a separate College Board account.
  • Both parents must also submit copies of their 2017 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.

4

A copy of your parents’ 2017 federal income tax returns

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and/or corporate partnership tax returns.

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 questbridge@amherst.edu 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 5 - December 10. 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 by the applicable deadlines to Amherst directly as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Amherst

Amherst QuestBridge Writing Supplement

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores 
SAT code: 3003
ACT code: 1774

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINES: FEBRUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Amherst

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002115
Available: Oct. 1

2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 

CSS code: 3003
Available: Oct. 1

 

2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2
Forms

 

Contact Information 

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

Mail or email all application materials to:
Office of Admission
Amherst College
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002
Write your full name and "QuestBridge" on all enclosed pages.

Email: questbridge@amherst.edu
Phone: (413) 542-2328
Fax: (413) 542-2040

For general financial aid questions:
Office of Financial Aid
Amherst College
B-5 Converse Hall
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Fax: (413) 542-2628

Amherst Admission Office Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Phone: (413) 542-2328
Fax: (413) 542-2040
Email: questbridge@amherst.edu