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How to Apply


International women, ages 16 to 20, for whom English is not a first language, are eligible to apply.


Application Fee

$50 application fee, payable to Smith College.

Additional Materials

Statement of Purpose

Submit a statement of purpose (not to exceed one page) explaining why you hope to attend this program.


Ask for two letters of academic recommendation from secondary school instructors.


Have an official secondary school transcript mailed to the address below.

Language Assessment

iBT TOEFL or IELTS score. A minimum score of 50 is required for the iBT TOEFL exam; a minimum score of 5.5 is required for the IELTS, or a level assessment by the International Language Institute of Massachusetts

Please submit application materials, including the $50 nonrefundable application fee, to:

Office of Nondegree Programs
Smith College
30 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, MA 01063


May 1, 2014

Applications will be accepted from October 25, 2013 through May 1, 2014, and decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow ample time for visa processing.


Within three weeks of Smith's receipt of a completed application, applicants will be notified by email of their application status.

Program Costs & Fees

Application Fee

$50 (nonrefundable) application fee

2014 Program Fee

$5,195 (includes deposit*)


Contact Sarah Craig, director of the Office of Nondegree Programs:

Phone: (413) 585-2165
Fax: (413) 585-2152