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Itís widely accepted that higher education leads to better life outcomes, yet college remains an unfulfilled hope for many young Americans.

For Nontraditional Students


Please note: Women who are at least 24 years old (or will turn 24 during their first semester at Smith), have a dependent other than a spouse or are veterans must apply to Smith through the Ada Comstock Scholars Program. If this does not apply to you, please consult the transfer or first-year pages for further information.

The Smith College application for admission is available online and as a PDF. Your application fee of $60 is waived if you apply online. We do not use the Common Application for Ada Comstock Scholars.

If you would prefer to submit a paper application you may download the PDF and mail it to the Office of Admission along with your application fee.

If you intend to apply for financial aid, you must do so when you apply for admission and by the published deadlines. If you do not, you will not be eligible for college aid until you complete 48 credits at Smith. Please see the financial aid policy page for details.

Required application materials

Part I Application

On campus interview or a telephone interview if distance makes it impossible to visit campus. Please bring unofficial copies of college transcript(s) to the interview. We do not offer telephone interviews for applicants living outside the United States. Please schedule an interview by calling our receptionist at 413-585-2500.

Part II Application

Official college transcript(s). Candidates are expected to present at least 48 liberal arts credits.

Official high school transcript or GED certificate

Reference forms (2)
At least one reference should be from a faculty member who has taught you in a college level class.

Autobiographical essay


Midterm evaluation form

Photocopies of course descriptions for all college courses completed and in progress.

Financial aid application requirements

Please visit Student Financial Services web site for more information and instruction on how to apply for financial aid.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
Smith College
7 College Lane
Northampton, MA  01063

Calendar of Deadlines




Part I application and fee or fee waiver


Nov. 15

Feb. 1



Nov. 15

Feb. 1

Part II application


Nov. 15

Feb. 15

Official college transcripts


Nov. 15

Feb. 15

Official high school transcript or GED


Nov. 15

Feb. 15

Two reference forms


Nov. 15

Feb. 15

Autobiographical essay and résumé


Nov. 15

Feb. 15

Midterm evaluations


Nov. 15

Mar. 1

Financial aid materials


Nov. 15

Feb. 15

Signed copies of most current federal tax returns


Nov. 15


Financial aid materials

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