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How to Apply


SSEP & ELL Applicants

Application procedures are different for SSEP and ACIP applicants. Please visit the SSEP apply page for more information about applying, deadlines, costs and financial aid.





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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 recommendation will not be at a disadvantage when considered for admission.

Recommendation form (PDF)


Please have an official transcript mailed to the address below.

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.

Admission Deadline

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.


Field Studies, Hidden Lives, and the Writing Workshop: May 1 deadline

Please mail your application materials to:
Office of Nondegree Programs
Smith College
30 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, MA 01063

Fees & Program Costs


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.

2014 Program Fees

Full payment of all program fees are due by May 23.

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.


Each student and her parent or guardian must sign the Rules and Regulations 2015 (PDF)

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Financial Aid Application(PDF)