How to Apply
Please submit an essay (one to two typed, double-spaced pages) explaining why you hope to attend this program.
All applicants must submit one academic recommendation from a teacher. Applicants are permitted to provide one supplemental recommendation, but it is not required. The second recommendation should come from a teacher, guidance counselor, or internship coordinator. The admissions committee will not consider more than two recommendations. Students who submit one application will not be at a disadvantage when considered for admission.
Recommendation form (PDF)
Please have an official transcript mailed to the address below.
Rules & Regulations Contract
Rules & Regulations Contract will be available October 15.
For International Students
It is necessary for you to complete the Certification of Finances before Smith College can send you an I-20, which is your visa application.
Applications will not be reviewed until all materials (application, essay, recommendation and transcript) have been received. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all materials necessary for a complete application are received by the Office of Nondegree Programs.
SSEP: May 11 deadline*
Field Studies, Hidden Lives, and the Writing Workshop: May 1 deadline
*SSEP has rolling admissions until May 11, the final deadline. All complete applications received before this date will be evaluated. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as the program has a long waiting list. Applications to the SSEP will not be reviewed until all materials are received. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all materials necessary for a complete application are received by the Office of Nondegree Programs by the deadline date.
Plan to apply as soon as possible. We receive three to four times the number of applicants as we have places in the program. It is best to apply before the application deadline; contact us if you have any questions regarding application deadlines.
Please mail your application materials to:
Office of Nondegree Programs
30 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, MA 01063
Fees & Program Costs
A nonrefundable $1000 deposit is due for students enrolled in SSEP two weeks after acceptance, with the final program balance due by May 23. A non refundable $250.00 is due for students enrolled in Field Studies, Hidden Lives, and Young Women's Writing Workshop two weeks after acceptance, with the final program balance due by May 23.
2014 Program Fees
- Field Studies for Sustainable Futures: $2,850
- Hidden Lives: Discovering Women's History: $2,700
- Summer Science Engineering Program: $5,500
- Young Women's Writing Workshop: $2,700
All program fees are due by May 23. Full payment is required immediately of receipt of program acceptance.
Please make checks payable to Smith College.
Early Registration Discount
Students who apply and pay their deposits by April 11th will receive a $175 discount off the program fee.
Make Payments Online
Payments may be made using our secure form.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.