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John Gibson, senior lecturer, art department, teaches a brief lesson on how we perceive differences among objects toward a strategy of recognizing commonalities.

For First-Year Students


The deadline for applying to Smith has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications.

Required application

Smith uses the Common Application exclusively and there is no application fee.

Required application materials

Smith Writing Supplement

Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript

Counselor Recommendation

Teacher Evaluation Forms (2)

Midyear Report

Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Recommended application materials

Interview, on campus or with a local alumna

Optional application materials

Students with especially strong backgrounds in music, visual art, or dance are welcome to submit supplementary materials in support of their application for admission to Smith. Materials in genres other than those referenced above will not be accepted or reviewed. Please note that all materials must be submitted electronically using SlideRoom. Materials submitted by mail will not be evaluated. Smith will accept arts materials from August 1, 2015 to February 15, 2016. Materials will not be accepted for review after February 15, 2016.

Standardized Tests

SAT I or ACT scores are optional for US Citizens and US permanent residents. Standardized tests (SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE) are required for international citizens. The SAT I or ACT is required for students being instructed in English. The TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE is required for students being instructed in a language other than English. International students who are attending high school in the U.S. must submit SAT I or ACT scores.

SAT ll subject tests are optional for all applicants.

Information for Fall 2017 applicants about the redesigned SAT I

Financial aid application requirements

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

Tuition Exchange Import Policy

Smith is one of 600+ colleges/universities that participate in the Tuition Exchange Program. This is a program that provides awarded scholarships for children of other college/university employees to bring to Smith. Click here for more information.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
Smith College
7 College Lane
Northampton, MA  01063
Fax: 413-585-2527

Calendar of Deadlines

Decision I

Decision II


Common Application*

Nov. 15

Jan. 1

Jan. 15

Common Application Supplement

Nov. 15

Jan. 1

Jan. 15

Early Decision
(if applicable)

Nov. 15

Jan. 1



Nov. 15

Jan. 1

Jan. 15

Secondary School Report

Nov. 15

Jan. 1

Jan. 15

Midyear School Report


Jan. 1**

Feb. 2

Teachers' Evaluations

Nov. 15

Jan. 1

Jan. 15

Standardized Test Scores***

Nov. 15

Jan. 1

Jan. 15

Financial aid materials

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*     There is no application fee
**   If available.
*** SAT I or ACT scores are optional for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent


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