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How to Apply

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We carefully consider your high school program, performance, experiences and potential for success at Smith. Most applications are read by two members of the admission staff and every part of your folder reveals another facet of your life. When we evaluate your transcript and read your recommendations, we look for evidence of success in a rigorous curriculum. Your essay tells us how you think and write and what you care about. Extracurricular activities give us a window on what you might contribute to our vibrant community.

We take a holistic and individual approach to each application. After all, we’re choosing students, not statistical profiles.


Applicants Affected by Natural Disaster or Community Crisis

If you or your community has recently been impacted by natural disaster or a community crisis, we understand that you may not be able to meet our posted application deadlines. Please know that we are here to work with you during this difficult time. If you anticipate a delay in the submission of your application, please contact us at admission@smith.edu to request an extension.


Preparing for a Smith Education

There is no typical applicant to Smith and no typical academic program, but we strongly recommend that you prepare for admission by taking the highest-level courses offered by your high school. Where possible, your course load should include:

  • four years of English composition and literature
  • three years of a foreign language (or two years each of two languages)
  • three years of mathematics
  • three years of lab science
  • two years of history

Beyond meeting standard requirements, we like to see applicants who pursue academic interests in greater depth. Occasionally students apply to Smith before completing high school, or they may have been schooled in a nontraditional way, such as home schooling. In either case, a high school diploma is not required.


Meet Your Admission Counselor

Find the admission counselor for your specific area by answering the questions below or see a complete list of admission staff.

Please note: International territories are based on continent.

Your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

DEBORAH DOULETTE
Associate Director—Transfers

Regional Responsibilities: Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Australia, Europe, North America (Canada & Mexico), Transfer & Nontraditional students (all regions)

Your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

MAUREEN PINE
Associate Director

Regional Responsibilities: Connecticut, Minnesota, Washington

Your admissions counselor at Smith is:

CAMILLE OLLIVIERRE
Counselor

Regional Responsibilities: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, New York (Upstate), North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia

If you live in NYC in the Bronx or Brooklyn, your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

CRISTINA GUEVARA
Assistant Director
Regional Responsibilities: New York City (All boroughs plus Kings, Nassau, Richmond, Suffolk, Westchester)

 

If you live in Upstate New York, your admissions counselor at Smith is:

CAMILLE OLLIVIERRE
Counselor

Regional Responsibilities: Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, New York (Upstate), North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia

Your admissions counselor at Smith is:

LUCIE BODNAR
Assistant Director

Regional Responsibilities: Alaska, Massachusetts (Central & Eastern), Oregon

Your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

ALEXANDRA LEVINSON
Assistant Director

Regional Responsibilities: Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

LAURA CAMPUZANO
Counselor

Regional Responsibilities: District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey (Southern), Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

Your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

JOANNA MAY
Vice President for Enrollment

Regional Responsibilities: Delaware

Your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

LIA BRASSORD
Senior Assistant Director

Regional Responsibilities: Arizona, California

Your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

BETHANEY GULLA-DEVANEY
Assistant Director

Regional Responsibilities: American Samoa, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Territories, Virginia, Africa, Asia, South America

Your admissions counselor at Smith is:

BEVERLY LIPSEY
Assistant Director

Regional Responsibilities: Illinois, Massachusetts (Boston), New Jersey (Northern)

If you live in Boston, your admissions counselor at Smith is:

BEVERLY LIPSEY
Assistant Director

Regional Responsibilities: Illinois, Massachusetts (Boston), New Jersey (Northern)

 

If you live in Western Massachusetts, your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

SARAH BRICKEY-NGUYEN
Associate Director
Regional Responsibilities: Maine, Massachusetts (Western), New Hampshire, Vermont.

 

If you live in Central or Eastern Massachusetts, your admissions counselor at Smith is:

LUCIE BODNAR
Assistant Director

Regional Responsibilities: Alaska, Massachusetts (Central & Eastern), Oregon

If you live in Northern New Jersey, your admissions counselor at Smith is:

BEVERLY LIPSEY
Assistant Director

Regional Responsibilities: Illinois, Massachusetts (Boston), New Jersey (Northern)

 

If you live in Southern New Jersey, your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

LAURA CAMPUZANO
Counselor

Regional Responsibilities: District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey (Southern), Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

Your admissions counselor at Smith is: 

SARAH BRICKEY-NGUYEN
Associate Director
Regional Responsibilities: Maine, Massachusetts (Western), New Hampshire, Vermont