I’ve been admitted! What should I be doing now?
Submit your enrollment deposit through your application portal. (Doing so confirms your place in the entering class and notifies departments across campus to begin preparing for your arrival.) You'll hear from our colleagues across campus in mid-May, when you’ll receive your Mount Holyoke email credentials — an exciting first step in becoming a part of the College community.
Once your Mount Holyoke email is established, be sure to monitor that account regularly, as this is how you will be notified of important action items such as course selection, housing registration, pre-orientation for international students, etc.
Please note that you'll receive your pre-arrival communications over the course of several months. Friends attending other colleges and universities may receive requests on a different schedule than Mount Holyoke. Please do not worry. We will let you know when each step of your pre-arrival process is due. The most important thing you can do to stay informed is to read your Mount Holyoke email.
How can I connect virtually to learn more?
Glad you asked! Throughout April, you'll find a range of virtual engagement options to immerse you in the Mount Holyoke experience — from faculty and student chats to themed info sessions — via the event link in your Admitted Student Portal.
How can I talk with a current student?
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Will I be able to visit before the deposit is due?
Currently, students and families can take driving tours of campus using the Guidebook app. We do anticipate being able to open campus to registered admitted students for outdoor self-guided and/or guided walking tours in the month of April. We'll be sure to share this and any other visit announcements with you here, via email, and in your admitted student portal.
In the meantime, be sure to take advantage of our robust virtual admitted student offerings. We look forward to hosting you online in our many sessions and chats.
What are the College's plans for the fall?
Students can expect a full residential experience in fall 2021, with in-person instruction and a 15-week semester format, including semester-long courses. As plans are finalized over the coming months, incoming students will receive more information about what to do before they arrive on campus, particulars for international students, advising schedules and much more. We ask for patience as we continue to develop our plans in relation to evolving state guidelines and conditions here and internationally. We look forward to welcoming both new and returning students to campus!
What if I can’t get a copy of my final transcript?
A final transcript is required of all incoming students. While we are unable to waive the final transcript requirement altogether, should you encounter a problem in securing yours, we will work with you and your counselors to accommodate the concern.
When will I receive my I-20?
Once you have submitted your enrollment deposit, please visit the webpage for incoming international students and click on the Visa Document Request Form link to begin the process. Beginning in April, Jenny Medina, Senior Immigration Advisor for International Students, will begin mailing the Form I-20 to students who have submitted the required documents. If you have not received the Form I-20 within three weeks of filing the required forms or if you have any questions about your visa, please email Jenny directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens if I can't get my visa in time?
While we hope you will receive your visa in time, we are aware that some consulate services at some US embassies around the world may be suspended due to COVID-19. The College will work with students who are unable to secure a visa in time to begin the semester. If you are unable to obtain your visa, please contact Jenny Medina, Senior Immigration Advisor for International Students, and the Office of Admission as soon as possible to discuss options.