For Summer Precollege Programs, enrollment is limited to ensure a quality academic experience. The selective admissions process is based on a student’s academic performance, a written essay and a teacher recommendation. Students must have a strong record of academic achievement, a high level of motivation and a willingness to explore. Review our Codes of Conduct for students and parents/guardians to ensure that this program is the right fit for you.
Application Dates & Deadlines
Applications are open from December 2023 to May 2024 for Smith Precollege Programs—the last day to apply is May 15, 2024. We will accept applications until 11:59 p.m. EST or once they reach capacity, whichever comes first. Some exceptions apply.
|December 11, 2023||2024 Program Application Opens
Application reviews start after January 4 and then are done on a rolling basis until programs are filled.
|February 4, 2024||Priority Application Deadline
Complete an application by February 4 to be considered a priority applicant. All applicants will hear back by February 16.
|March 3, 2024||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 by March 22.
|March 22, 2024||Financial Aid Decisions
All applicants who are applying for financial aid will receive an admission decision.
|April 8, 2024||Application Fee Increases
The $50 application fee increases to $100.
|May 15, 2024||Final Program Payments Are Due
Last day to apply.
Once all completed application materials are received, students are notified within 14 days of their acceptance status.
Admission is determined on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit a completed application as soon as possible. Applications close on May 15, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EST, or once they reach capacity, whichever comes first.
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.
You can upload a transcript to your online application. Or, you can email or fax the transcript to the Office of Precollege Programs. Two full years of grades need to be received.
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.
You can send your materials to:
Office of Precollege Programs | Smith College
30 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, MA 01063
firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: 413-585-4344
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 complete the financial aid section on the application and upload tax documentation.