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Summer at Smith

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Experience a precollege program that offers limitless ways to explore the world. You will join more than 300 other high school students who want to pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom, strengthen their college applications and meet other motivated and ambitious college-bound young women. Accepting young women who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11, 12 in fall 2020.

Important COVID-19 Information

At this time we are preparing to run the 2020 Precollege Programs on the Smith College Campus. We will update this site and reach out to all applicants if anything changes.

Smith College Summer Programs continues to closely monitor the COVID-1 situation and prioritize the health and safety of our community. The college will continue to rely on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Department of State to guide our decision making. Health and safety are at the forefront of all decisions we make.

For updates on Smith’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page.

Planning Information

In the event that our programs are canceled, a full refund will be issued, less the application fee.

Families with students traveling to our precollege programs should monitor local travel restrictions, as well as the U.S. State Department website, for updates. We urge families and participants to consider insurance that covers cancellation or change in travel plans.

Students who are not able to come to Smith Precollege Programs as a result of travel or visa restrictions enacted by the U.S. government, personal health or safety concerns, or due to the program being canceled, will receive a full refund of the deposit and program fee they paid to Smith. Please note that the U.S. government will not issue refunds for SEVIS fees or for non-immigrant visa fees. We will not be offering refunds for the nonrefundable application fee.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the summer precollege team at or 413-585-2165. 

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer job? We hire responsible and motivated Smith undergraduates and other professionals for residential and health services positions.



Office of Precollege Programs

30 Belmont Avenue
Smith College
Northampton MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-4455
Fax: 413-585-4344