Admitted Student Resources

What should you 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.) Students entering in the fall will begin hearing from offices across campus in mid-May and those entering in the spring will hear in mid-October. This is 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 for students arriving in the fall and between October and December for students arriving in the spring. Friends attending other colleges and universities may receive pre-arrival details 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. We will send your MHC email credentials to the email address you provided the Admission Office when you applied, so it’s very important to contact us if that email changes or becomes inactivated.

Quick Looks

Hear from some of our students about opportunities and resources available to you at Mount Holyoke.

Please note: these videos were recorded in the fall of 2021 and spring of 2022 when Mount Holyoke College was operating under an indoor masking policy.

Quick Look: Location

Quick Look: Diversity

Quick Look: Academics

Connecting with Mount Holyoke

A group of seniors in their graduation robes with yellow clothing underneath ready for Convocation 2022

The best way to connect with other students who have decided to enroll for the fall is to join the class of 2027 Facebook page.

Yellow sphinxes, Convocation 2019

Connect with other students to share excitement on Instagram.

A group of prospective students taking a campus tour

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 about our admitted student offerings. Admitted Early Decision? Event schedule and registration will be live in mid-March.

Students enjoying ice cream treats at the summit of Mount Holyoke on Mountain Day 2022

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

Becky W. Packard meeting with students

Join us in April for our virtual faculty chats. You can request to connect with faculty via email by submitting a request. We'll do our best to connect you with a faculty member from a department or major that interests you!

Students walking on the path in front of Blanchard

Mount Holyoke’s 700-acre campus is consistently named one of the nation’s most beautiful — a place designed to bring people together and spark curiosity.

Resources for admitted international students

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 paid their enrollment deposit and 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

Considering deferring your entry?

Each year, a handful of students admitted to Mount Holyoke choose to take a gap year or gap semester prior to matriculation. Some spend that time working or independently exploring their interests while others enroll in a gap program designed to help them gain professional or skills-based experience.

We recognize that there may be extenuating circumstances that would lead to a request to defer entry. Admitted students may request to defer their entrance for one semester or one academic year. Deferral requests must be approved by the Office of Admission and are only granted to students who have submitted their enrollment agreement and deposit. Requests to defer should be submitted by June 1.

Please note that domestic students who have received need-based financial aid are required to re-apply for aid annually; those who defer entrance for a full academic year must re-apply for financial aid in the academic year they plan to return. Institutional merit aid awarded at the point of admission will remain intact through the approved deferral period. For questions or to request a deferral, please email us at

Admitted students who wish to delay entrance beyond one academic year will need to re-apply for admission to Mount Holyoke.

This list offers a sampling of opportunities that Mount Holyoke students have pursued.

Note: These are not Mount Holyoke programs and the College bears no responsibility for the experience of participants. Students must apply directly to the gap-experience program of their choice.

Volunteer Work, Community Service, Leadership and Internships

Study Abroad Experiences for College Credit

Outdoor Education Programs

Note: Mount Holyoke does not award credit for these programs.

Contact us

The Office of Admission is dedicated to helping students begin their college journey at Mount Holyoke.