Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of November 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.
Smith College participates in a 12-College Exchange Program with the following colleges: Amherst, Bowdoin, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Trinity, Vassar, Wellesley, Wesleyan and Wheaton.
The program also includes two one-semester programs: the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut, sponsored by Connecticut College, and the Williams–Mystic Seaport Program in American Maritime Studies, in Mystic, Connecticut, sponsored by Williams College.
The 12-College Exchange program is open to domestic undergraduate students only with the exception of Williams–Mystic and the National Theater Institute, to which international students are welcome to apply.
Study in the United States
If you want to study elsewhere in the United States during term time, talk to your class dean. Keep in mind that:
- Every course you want to transfer for credit must be preapproved by the Registrar.
- If you want to use a course toward a major, minor or concentration, your adviser in that field has to approve it.
- For International Students: Plans for study elsewhere in the United States must be approved by the Dean for International Students and Scholars before they can be approved by the class dean.
See the Transfer Credit page for more details.
Studying Elsewhere Senior Year
If you are planning to study away from Smith College during either semester of your senior year, whether in the United States or abroad, you must meet with your adviser and the chair of your department to discuss your plans. Find the necessary forms on the Studying Elsewhere Senior Year page.
You cannot use your Smith grant to support study elsewhere in the United States, except for the limited amount of aid available for the 12-College Exchange.
If you have federal grants and loans, talk to Student Financial Services about the possibility of creating a consortial agreement to allow you to use these funds elsewhere.