To graduate from
Smith College, a student must complete 128 credits of academic work and complete
a major. In addition, at least 64 credits must be earned outside the department
of the student’s major.
All first-year students
are required to complete a writing-intensive course. Transfer students are
strongly encouraged to take such a course.
At least four semesters of academic
work, with a minimum of 64 credits, must be completed at Smith. Two of these
semesters must be during the junior or senior year.
No more than 12 credits of summer
school credit may be transferred.
The minimum standard of performance
is a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all academic work. A student
must maintain a minimum average of 2.0 for the senior year.
Normally, the degree is completed
in eight semesters of academic work, with 16 credits each semester. A student
studying away the junior year must have completed 64 credits. A student
entering the senior year must have earned at least 96 credits.