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Smith College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Smith has been accredited by this organization since 1929, and undergoes a full reaccreditation review every 10 years. The college's reaccreditation review in fall 2007 included the preparation of a report detailing our compliance with a series of 11 standards. In 2012, the college submitted the Five-Year Report to NEASC.

The 2007 review included the preparation of a report detailing the college's compliance with a series of 11 standards, a complementary document describing our planning efforts in a few areas of special emphasis, and a multi-day visit to Smith from a reaccreditation team comprised of representatives from peer colleges and universities. Smith received formal notice of continuation of accreditation in May 2008.

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Read the letter of accreditation from NEASC Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (May 9, 2008) (PDF)

Read the report of the NEASC visiting team (November 28, 2007) (PDF)

Read Smith College's response to the visiting team's report (January 12, 2008) (PDF)

Reports and Special Emphasis Document

Read the NEASC 2012 Five-Year, 2007 Full Report, and the Special Emphasis document (login required)

Download NEASC's Standards for Accreditation (PDF)

NEASC Visiting Team

The NEASC visiting team that conducted the college's decennial accreditation review was on campus September 23-26, 2007. Students, faculty and staff were invited to two gatherings with the visiting team. An open meeting September 25 gave members of the Smith community a chance to speak directly with team members. As the team completed its campus visit, they presented a preliminary report of its assessment on September 26.

Bjong Wolf Yeigh, Vice President, Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty, Norwich University

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