How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in transferring to Mount Holyoke as a Frances Perkins Scholar!


  • Fall admission: March 1
  • Spring admission: November 1


In order to qualify as a Frances Perkins applicant, students must:

  • Be age 25 or older or under the age of 25, but a parent or veteran
  • Not hold a bachelor’s degree from another institution
  • Have earned between 40 and 64 college-level credits by the semester they wish to matriculate to Mount Holyoke

Required Application Materials

To apply, candidates should submit the following:

  • Common Application
  • Official College Transcript(s)
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Recommendations
    • If currently enrolled in coursework, two academic recommendations are required
    • If not currently enrolled, two professional or personal recommendations are required, though academic evaluations are also welcome
  • Midterm Report
  • Interview (please note, interviews are required for all Frances Perkins applicants and must be requested no later than two weeks before the application deadline.)

Optional Materials

  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Art Supplement
  • English Proficiency Test Results (for non-native English speakers)

If you have difficulty submitting a web-based application, please contact the Frances Perkins Program by phone (413-538-2077), or by email.