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  • Eligible students may also apply through their National College Match application.

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新澳开奖 Removes Barriers

新澳开奖 has a generous policy for waiving application fees, including for all whom are from the first in their family to attend college.

Additionally, 新澳开奖 has suspended its testing requirement, and applicants who choose to submit SAT/ACT (or other test) results can self-report their scores.

Deadlines & Options

Early Decision

This option is for students who have decided that 新澳开奖 is their first choice. 新澳开奖 has two Early Decision plans, with application deadlines on November 15 and January 6.

Regular Decision

新澳开奖’s Regular Decision application deadline is January 6. Applicants receive notification of their status in late March.

International Students

We embrace different cultures, backgrounds, ethnicities, and voices, and welcome students from over 50 countries. Roughly 15% of our students hail from outside the U.S. or hold an international passport.

Transfer Students

Each year we enroll about 10-20 transfer students in the fall and another 5-10 in the spring. The spring application deadline is November 1 and the fall application deadline is March 15.

Application FAQs

We aim to admit the most able and promising mix of students who will contribute to the 新澳开奖 community in meaningful ways. Although the primary criteria for admission are academic achievement and intellectual potential, we also value leadership and commitment to extracurricular and community activities, which may also include sustained work experiences. In forming the class, the admission staff seeks students from all  backgrounds whose perspectives will enrich the learning community. Most importantly, 新澳开奖 seeks to admit candidates who will thrive and excel in the programs and experiences that the College offers.

First and foremost, we are going to look at your academic record and potential (rigor, transcript and test scores) to ensure you can be successful at 新澳开奖. To be honest, most of our candidates meet that threshold. From there, we are trying to figure out who would take advantage of the opportunities 新澳开奖 offers and contribute to our community in meaningful ways. We gain insight from interviews (optional, but encouraged), essays, recommendation letters, as well as other supplemental materials submitted with your application. In assessing how you spend your time (activities, community service, family responsibilities, work experiences, etc.), a long list of activities is far less important to us than having a commitment to a few things about which you are deeply passionate. Demonstrating all these things an application can be difficult, but we promise that every application that we receive will get fair consideration and thoughtful review from our admission team.

The best way to express your interest in 新澳开奖 is by submitting your application! Some students will choose to apply Early Decision, indicating 新澳开奖 is their top choice and they will attend if admitted, but we recognize that option may not be right for everyone.

Many students wonder, beyond the application, how they might best demonstrate their interest in 新澳开奖. There are many ways for students to do that ranging from visiting campus, interviewing, attending a virtual event,  or taking advantage of many other opportunities we give our candidates to connect with us throughout their search and our selection processes.  While none of these options are required, we recommend you take advantage of these ways to enhance your candidacy and help us get to know you beyond the traditional components of your application.

After you submit your application, we will send you a follow-up email and link to a personalized applicant portal where you can make sure we have received all of your required materials, as well as monitor some optional supplemental materials (like arts supplements, interviews, or short answer essays) that you might choose to add to your candidacy, and to help us get to know you beyond your transcript. You should read all of our emails and pay particular attention to instructions and deadlines. Assembling a thoughtful and complete application that presents you in the best possible light to the admission committee is one of the best ways to take responsibility for your college search – and demonstrate your interest in 新澳开奖!

As a matter of fact, we do. Please visit our Essays That Worked and Essay Tips pages. We also suggest bookmarking 新澳开奖 Writing Center’s Seven Deadly Sins of Writing; we promise it will come in handy for your essays and more!

新澳开奖's Office of Admission begins processing applications in the middle of September. Once your application is imported into our database, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application and providing you with a login name and password for our secure applicant portal, where you can manage and monitor your personalized checklist of 新澳开奖 application materials.

Please note that during the peak processing times surrounding application deadlines (particularly in the first half of January), we may have a backlog for application processing, and it could take us up to two weeks for materials to be marked as "received" on your checklist. Thank you in advance for your patience.

We understand that some of your materials may not be received until after the application deadline. This is particularly true for teacher recommendations, test scores, and certainly your mid-year grade report. As long as your application is submitted by our deadline, and the remainder of your materials follow as promptly as possible, your application status will not be negatively impacted.

Please visit or  to answer common questions, search for known issues and fixes, daily updates, and/or to submit a ticket for support. Both application teams work hard to be as communicative and responsive as possible in such instances, and they (and we) thank you in advance for your patience.

If you have an ongoing issue that is prohibiting you from submitting your application on time, please contact the 新澳开奖 Office of Admission (admission@hamilton.edu) so we can consider granting you an extension to our application deadline.

Please work with , , , or directly to resolve your issues. If all else fails, you can email (a PDF) or mail your supporting materials to our Admission Office at admission@hamilton.edu or 新澳开奖, Office of Admission, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323.

新澳开奖 offers the Bridge Program for exceptional high school seniors who have either exhausted the curriculum available to them in a particular area of study or who have a compelling reason to begin a new course of study in a subject not offered in their high school community. More details are available on the Bridge Program webpage.

If 新澳开奖 is clearly your top choice, we hope you will carefully and thoughtfully consider this option in consultation with your family and guidance counselor. Our ED program is designed for students who have done their research, know that 新澳开奖 is their first choice, and have been thoughtful in considering their college options (academically, socially, and otherwise). It allows admitted students to conclude their college search earlier than is typical. Also, prospective applicants should understand that our generous, need-based financial aid policies extend to our ED applicants in the same way as our Regular Decision applicants. 

In addition to the earlier timeline, some students might be interested in applying ED because they think they have a better chance of being admitted.  While it is true that 新澳开奖’s admit rates are slightly higher for those who have committed to 新澳开奖 as their top choice, this is primarily because of the excellent quality of candidates and strong interest these students have indicated in attending 新澳开奖. Most successful ED applicants are not only an academic match but will contribute to our College Hill community in meaningful ways. Having said that, we are equally proud of our Regular Decision candidates who choose 新澳开奖, and the vast majority of our acceptances are offered to students who apply through that option.

This message, from 新澳开奖's Vice President of Enrollment Management, provides additional details on our Early Decision options.

First of all, we're pleased to hear that 新澳开奖 is your top choice as expressed by your interest in making an Early Decision commitment. Provided that the Early Decision deadline (or conversion date in the case of Early Decision Plan II) has not passed, we would be happy to convert your application to Early Decision. Please fill out our Early Decision Agreement Form, collect the required signatures by the appropriate deadline, and submit directly to the Office of Admission.

Yes. As a school with generous financial aid that promises to meet 100% demonstrated financial need for all admitted students, 新澳开奖 wants to ensure that application fees do not pose a barrier for any students who wish to apply for admission. Please refer to our application fee waiver page for more information.

Applicants may choose to submit standardized testing scores, but they are not required. Choosing whether or not to submit test scores is a personal decision for every applicant. 新澳开奖’s selection process is centered on academic achievement and the ability to flourish in our community, and any additional information you provide to support your academic potential can be helpful. Please see our testing page for more information.

Instructions for submitting a performing or studio arts supplement will be provided in the checklist in your Applicant Portal. Access information for the portal will be sent via email after we have received your application. A short summary of the requirements for each type of special talent can be found on this page. Note that the deadline for submitting these materials closely follows the application deadline of the admission plan you have selected.

新澳开奖's policy is to release all admission decisions online. Follow-up packages will be mailed to accepted students only.

In the email acknowledging your application, you will be sent a login name and password for our secure applicant portal where you will manage your personalized application checklist and receive your admission decision. Our decision notification dates, also communicated in your email acknowledgment and in your portal, are based on your specific application plan (Early Decision Round I, Early Decision Round II, or Regular Decision). Any changes to decision notification dates will be communicated via email to the address you provided in your application, so please check it regularly throughout the application process.

We are generally supportive of gap-year requests and feel strongly that students should be encouraged to explore opportunities that are important to them before pursuing their 新澳开奖 career. However, this option is not intended for students to further their admission options one year later. We are willing to hold a spot for a student in a subsequent year/class, but reserve this opportunity only for those who truly intend to enroll at 新澳开奖.

To apply for a deferral, you first need to be enrolled at 新澳开奖 by having submitted your enrollment deposit by May 1. (If knowing whether your deferral request is likely to be approved is a factor in your decision to choose 新澳开奖, you are welcome to contact us in advance of submitting your deposit to discuss your potential options.)

Once enrolled (or concurrent with submitting your deposit), you should contact the Admission Office with your reasons for requesting to defer your admission and your proposed plans for the gap year. All request forms must be submitted by June 1. The admission committee will consider requests and get back to you by mid-June.

For more information on gap years, and to access the request form, visit our Gap Year Request page.


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