Amherst College Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to Amherst. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to Amherst.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Amherst or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At Amherst, 1.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Amherst College, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for Amherst?

    Amherst requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of All
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Recommended of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

    In addition to the above requirements, Amherst also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    Amherst requires a minimum of 32 credits.

    What are Amherst College’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down Amherst transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline March 1
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline November 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Amherst College transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to Amherst on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline May 15
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline December 15
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Amherst College’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, Amherst received 477 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 21 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for Amherst is 4.4%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into Amherst. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at Amherst?

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    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    Additionally, of the 21 accepted transfer students, 13 students enrolled - that means the yield was 61.9%.

    Amherst accepts 5 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford Amherst

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    What are the Amherst College transfer GPA requirements?

    Amherst requires a minimum college GPA of 3.5 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, Amherst requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.5.

    Additional Transfer Info. for Amherst

    Amherst has noted the additional policies: In addition to the Transfer Common Application, the following must be submitted: Application Supplement, Transfer College Report and Arts/Athletic Supplements (if applicable)..

    Will you enjoy transferring to Amherst?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to Amherst. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Amherst...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at Amherst is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to Amherst then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into Amherst

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the Amherst website for more info.
    Amherst accepts 4.4% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into Amherst, you should have a current GPA of at least 4.05 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.21. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of Amherst students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 680 780 730
    SAT Reading 680 775 727
    2018 Total SAT Score 1360 1555 1457
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 29 34 31
    ACT Reading 32 35 33
    2018 Total ACT Score 61 69 65

    Amherst College’s average SAT score is 1457. To be a competitive applicant for Amherst College your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at Amherst?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Amherst or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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