Apply as a First-Year Student

The thoughts and sympathies of the Office of Admission are with those affected by recent hurricanes and fires. We understand that those impacted are likely focused on matters more pressing than the college application process. To help alleviate stress, Mount Holyoke will extend the application window by request when initiated prior to posted deadlines. Extension requests should be submitted to:

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.