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Five College Policies & Guidelines
Attending First Class
If you are unable to attend the first class meeting and wish to be considered for a space in a course, contact the instructor directly prior to the start of classes.
Interchange students enrolling in a special studies at Smith College must complete the special studies form.
There are no waitlists for Five College students. Students interested in pursuing admission into full courses must attend the first class meeting and obtain the permission of the instructor and submit their request to their home institution.
Smith College Honor Code
All students enrolled in Smith courses are required to abide by the Smith Honor Code.
Final examinations at Smith College are primarily self-scheduled and administered during a scheduled exam period at the end of the semester.
Students are not permitted to complete examinations early and are not permitted to make special arrangements with faculty to complete exams outside the examination period. Students are permitted to stay in their campus housing even if their campus closes before the Smith exams.
For more information, see Examinations.
Only a Smith College class dean may authorize an extension for any reason beyond the end of the final examination period. Individual instructors may only grant extensions on work due during the semester through the last day of final exams.
Any Five College student who, for reasons of illness, emergency, or extenuating personal circumstances, cannot complete their work by the end of the semester must request an extension through the Smith College Class Deans' Office.
A grade of C- or higher is required to earn an S (satisfactory).
Smith classes are rarely canceled due to inclement weather. Students should consult the Smith College Information Line, at 413-585-4636 after 7 a.m. for current information on delayed college openings, early closings or other events.
There are special holidays or events for which some or all classes are canceled. View the Smith College academic calendar.