Application Process

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First-year admission

If you’re driven by a love of learning and you’re ready to explore further, investigate deeper and discover more, we’re here to help you make it all possible. With a liberal arts curriculum that delivers an exploratory education and a vibrant campus that fosters collaborative community, you can build your own academic pathway and bond with friends and mentors who share your passions. As a women’s college that is gender-diverse, we welcome applications from female, transgender and non-binary students.

Application deadlines  Testing Policies

Application materials

  • Common Application or Coalition Application on Scoir will be available mid-August.
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript.
  • Counselor recommendation.
  • Two teacher evaluation forms (from core academic courses).
  • Mount Holyoke writing supplement (optional).
  • Interview (optional, but strongly encouraged).
  • Standardized test scores (optional).
  • Art supplement (optional).
  • English proficiency requirements for non-native English speakers (as applicable).
  • Early Decision Agreement (as applicable).
  • Midyear report (due February 15, as applicable)*.


*Important: Mount Holyoke requires the submission of midyear grades from transfer applicants in order to consider your application complete. If you attend a school that does not provide midyear grades, contact us for guidance.

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