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Office of Precollege Programs

30 Belmont Avenue
Smith College
Northampton MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-4455
Fax: 413-585-4344
Email: summerprecollege@smith.edu
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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 January 6, 2020
 


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 Precollege Programs prior to May 1.

January 6 2020 program application opens
March 1 Early Decision Deadline
Apply by this date if you would like to be considered in our first round of applicants. Applicants will hear back on March 18, 2020 on their acceptance status. Financial aid applicants will not be considered at this time.
March 20 Financial Aid Deadline
Apply by the date if you are submitting a financial aid application. All applicants who are applying for financial aid will hear back on April 8, 2020.
March 31 International Application Deadline
Applications and $125 international student application fee are due at this time. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
April 1 The $50 application fee increases to $100.
June 1  Application closes.

*After March 1, admission outcomes are determined on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit a completed application as soon as possible. Programs are closed once they reach capacity.


How will I know If I am accepted?

We only review complete applications. Once we have received your completed application, we will contact you within three weeks. Students will either be accepted, put on a waitlist, or denied.

Deposit Upon Acceptance

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


Requirements

Personal Essay

Please respond to ONE question as your essay prompt. Your essay is meant to help our admission committee better understand you as a student and a person. Please give an in-depth and authentic response. We want to learn about you! Your essay should be 250-500 words. 

This workshop delves deeply into writing the college essay and doing college interviews. In which of these two topics would you like the most support, and why? What do you hope to learn in this workshop?

Please respond to ONE question as your essay prompt.
  1. Tell us about the experience, event, book, movie, person, place, etc. that initially sparked your interest in writing. What was it about this event, person, etc. that inspired you?
  2. What is an experience, a character or a story idea that you have been wanting to write about but haven’t yet put into words? Why do you want to tell this story?
Please respond to ONE question as your essay prompt.
  1. Tell us about the experience, event, book, movie, person, place, etc. that initially sparked your interest in science. What was it about this event, person, etc. that inspired you?
  2. Tell us why you want to attend an intensive program in your chosen field at Smith College?
Please respond to ONE question as your essay prompt.
  1. Tell us about an experience, event, book, movie, person, place, etc. that initially sparked your interest in issues related to sustainability, farming, and/or social justice. What was it about this event, person, etc. that inspired you?
  2. If you could spend time with any person (real or fictional, historic or contemporary) who would it be, what would you do, and why?
Please respond to ONE question as your essay prompt.
  1. Tell us about an experience, event, book, movie, person, place, etc. that initially sparked your interest in studying women, gender or representation. What was it about this event, person, etc. that inspired you?
  2. If you could spend time with any person (real or fictional, historic or contemporary) who would it be, what would you do, and why?

Academic Letter of Recommendation

All applicants must submit one academic recommendation from a teacher. In the application, applicants must submit the name and email address of their recommender. An email will be sent to the recommender with a form for them to complete.

Transcript

You can upload a transcript to your online application. Or, you can email or fax the transcript to the Office of Precollege Programs.

Application Fee

Domestic applicants $50
International applicants $125

All application fees are nonrefundable.

Financial Aid Form (If Applicable)

Smith Precollege Programs financial assistance 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 complete the financial aid section in the application and upload tax documentation.


Where to Send Forms

Your recommendation and transcript can be sent to:

Office of Precollege Programs
Smith College
30 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, MA 01063

Email: summerprecollege@smith.edu
Fax: 413-585-4344