Admitted Student FAQ

I’ve been admitted

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 between May and August. 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 after that account is established in May. Since we’ll be sending the credentials for your Mount Holyoke email account to the email you provided the Admission Office as an applicant, it’s important to contact us if that email changes.

Connecting with Mount Holyoke

How can I connect virtually to learn more?

Glad you asked! In 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. You’ll be able to access registration details via the event link that will appear in your admitted student portal in late March.

How can I connect with other new students?

The best way to connect with other students who have decided to enroll for the fall is to join the class of 2026 Facebook page - you can also connect with them to share excitement on Instagram.

How can I talk with a current student?

Our students are eager to connect with you! Browse current student profiles and chat with those who share your interests or send your questions to

How can I talk with a faculty member?

Join us in April for our virtual faculty chats. You can also connect with faculty via email by submitting a request. We'll do our best to connect you with a faculty member in your area of interest!

Will I be able to visit before the deposit is due?

We plan to offer a mix of in-person and virtual programming throughout the month of April, including guided tours of campus. Check your admitted student portal for full details on our admitted student offerings. (Early Decision candidates: an event link will post to your admitted student portal in late March.)

What are the College's plans for the fall?

Students can expect a full residential experience in fall 2022, with in-person instruction and a 15-week semester format, including semester-long courses. 

Information for International Students

When will I receive my I-20?

In late April, please visit the webpage for incoming international students and click on the Visa Document Request Form link to begin the process. At that time, 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

Mount Holyoke’s response to COVID-19

Where is Mount Holyoke’s latest COVID-19 info?

Mount Holyoke’s COVID-19 page has the most up-to-date, Collegewide information.