Amherst College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Amherst

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

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Official Transcript(s)

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

2

Test Scores (Optional) 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3003
ACT code: 1774

For the class of 2021 Amherst has suspended its testing requirement. Therefore for all students in the class of 2021, it is optional for a student to submit either the SAT or the ACT. Amherst will not consider SAT Subject Tests. For those who choose to submit testing, official SAT or ACT scores can be sent directly from College Board/ACT, emailed from a high school counselor, or entered by a student in the student’s online Application Status Portal (available after submission of an application for admission to Amherst).

3

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002115
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens only. Canadian and other international students do not complete the FAFSA. 

To be considered for the federal student financial aid, complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will report your 2019 federal tax information on the 2021-22 FAFSA. The federal government will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR). Check all pages for accuracy and resubmit corrections if necessary. Your eligibility for all federal aid will be based on the results of your processed FAFSA. 

4

2021-2022 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 3003
Available: Oct. 1

Please select "Early Decision" or "Regular Decision" as your admission application type. 

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 non-custodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial Profile after creating a separate College Board account.
  • 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.

5

2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

Both parents must also submit copies of their 2019 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements to IDOC. Include personal and/or corporate and partnership tax returns. Submit the CSS Profile Business/Farm Supplement, if applicable.

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

To apply to Amherst College Early Decision, please email questbridge@amherst.edu by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 2 for further information on steps required to complete your Early Decision application.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who ranked Amherst for the 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 (email questbridge@amherst.edu or see Contact Information below).

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Amherst on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 4 - December 9. 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 Requirements: Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 4

 

Finalists who ranked Amherst and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Amherst

Amherst QuestBridge Regular Decision Supplement

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

Test Scores (Optional)
Official Reports

SAT code: 3003
ACT code: 1774

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 4

 

Finalists who ranked Amherst and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Amherst

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002115
Available: Oct. 1

 

2021-2022 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 3003
Available: Oct. 1

 

2019 Federal Tax Returns and 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