Apply as a First-Year Student

If your community has recently been impacted by natural disaster or community crisis, we understand that you may not be able to meet Mount Holyoke’s posted application deadlines. The Office of Admission is glad to work with those affected. Should you anticipate a delay in the submission of your application or credentials, simply contact us at to request an extension.

All first-year applicants, including international students, are welcome to apply either Early Decision or Regular Decision. If you apply Early Decision I or II, the application deadlines are earlier but you’ll be notified of the College’s admission decision sooner.

Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of their proficiency, usually by submitting TOEFL or IELTS results.

First-Year Application Deadlines

Application Type Deadline Notification Date
Early Decision I November 15 January 1
Early Decision II January 1 February 1
Regular Decision January 15 April 1

International students should visit the international FAQ page for more specific information about dates and deadlines.