Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Frances Perkins?
See Who is Frances Perkins? for details about this 1902 MHC alum who became the first female Cabinet member in the nation's history.

What is the application process?
See How to Apply. Should you experience any difficulty submitting your application, please contact admission.

Are admission interviews required?
Interviews are not required but are strongly recommended. To schedule an interview, contact the Frances Perkins Office. While interviews are not required, the Frances Perkins Office does reserve the right to reach out to applicants to request additional information or an interview after the application deadline.

What are my transfer requirements?
See the How to Apply.

What is the age range of FPs?
See Get to Know Us.

Are students who identify as transgender welcome to apply?
Yes. Mount Holyoke remains committed to its historic mission as a women’s college, yet we recognize that traditional ideas of gender are being challenged by those whose identity does not conform to the biology of their bodies. We review applications from students who are female, as well as from individuals who identify as women.

What are my housing options?
See Housing.

How can I arrange for a tour of the campus?
Contact the Frances Perkins staff.