May I apply to more than one college, or will that hurt my chances of getting into one?

Apply to every campus in which you are interested. Each campus makes its own admission and financial aid decisions and does not share its decisions with other campuses.

If I take courses on several campuses, where will my degree be from?

You will enroll at one of the five campuses: Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith or UMass. Grades from classes you take at other Five College campuses will transfer automatically to your home campus and will appear on your transcript. Your degree will be from your home campus.

I'm retired and I've recently moved into the area; can I take classes?

Rules on auditing courses vary from campus to campus. Check with the registrar's office on the campus in which you are interested:
Amherst College registrar 
Hampshire College registrar 
Mount Holyoke College registrar 
Smith College registrar 
UMass Amherst registrar

For information about the Five College Counselor Tour or for information on a Five College representative coming to your area, please visit the Admissions page.

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