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Office of Summer Programs

30 Belmont Avenue
Smith College
Northampton MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-4455
Fax: 413-585-4344
Young woman writing in journal during Smith College's summer programs

Applying is easy! Go to our online application, and create a login. You will be able to return to this login screen to submit all required materials.

Application opens December 2017


Personal Essay

Please describe why you hope to attend the Summer Precollege Program and what you hope to gain from participating. Use one or two pages, double spaced. You will be able to upload your personal essay to the application.

Academic Letter of Recommendation

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 admission committee will not consider more than two recommendations. Students who submit one recommendation will not be at a disadvantage when considered for admission.


Official Transcript

Please have an official transcript mailed or faxed to the Office of Summer Programs.

Application Fee

A $50 application fee is required, made payable to Smith College.

Financial Aid Form (If Applicable)

Smith Precollege Summer Programs financial aid is available to a limited number of participants and is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and eligibility for the program. To be considered for financial aid, you must submit the Financial Aid form with your application.

Where to Send Forms

Your recommendation and transcript can be sent to:

Office of Summer Programs & Conference Services
Smith College
30 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, MA 01063

Fax: 413-585-4344

Application Dates & Deadlines

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis until programs are filled. It is recommended that you submit a complete application, including all additional materials, to the Office of Summer Program prior to May 1.

December 2018 program application opens

Deposit Upon Acceptance

A nonrefundable deposit is due within 10 business days of acceptance into a precollege program. See Costs & Payments for more information.

How Will I Know If I'm Accepted?

We only review complete applications. Once we have received your completed application, we will contact you within two weeks. Students will either be accepted, put on a waitlist, or denied. Please feel free to contact our office to ensure that your application is complete.