Reason #8 You Should Visit
The Pioneer spirit
Each year Smith College admits a limited number of visiting women students who wish to spend a semester or year at the college as nonmatriculating students. Though entering as nondegree candidates, visiting students may use their Smith coursework for credit at their own college or university.
As a visiting student, you will be enrolled in Smith courses, live in our residence halls and become involved in extracurricular activities. You may apply to transfer to Smith after one semester of a visiting program with approval from your home institution.
The application deadline for September entrance is July 1.
Applicants should use the Transfer Common Application and select the Visiting Student - Fall program.
|Transfer Common Application||July 1|
|College Transcript(s)||July 1|
|High School Transcript or GED Certificate||July 1|
|Transfer College Report||July 1|
|Two Academic Recommendations||July 1|
You can send your documents to us by email, through the mail or via fax. Please make copies of all documents submitted.
Office of Admission
7 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063
Applications are welcome from well-qualified students with strong academic records. You may apply to spend a semester or a year at Smith.
Financial aid is not available for visiting students.
International students must be in their final year of studies leading to university entrance in their own country or currently enrolled in a university program abroad. If accepted, candidtates will be expected to present examination results–Baccalaureate, Arbitur or GCSE, for example–before enrolling.
The Junior Program is for undergraduate women mathematics majors who want a mathematically intense semester or year among other women. (While the program is intended to take place during the junior year, second-semester sophomores and rising seniors will also be considered.)
There are no formal mathematical prerequisites for the Junior Program. An applicant should be majoring or intending to major in mathematics and should include two letters of recommendation from mathematics professors as part of her application.
Students must be at least a sophomore and have a strong academic record that includes two or more women and gender studies courses. In this program you may take courses in any department or program at Smith in addition to the many women and gender studies offerings.
Students studying at colleges participating in the 12-College Exchange (Amherst, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Connecticut College National Theater Institute, Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Trinity, Vassar, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Wheaton and Williams-Mystic Seaport Program) as well as the Pomona-Smith Exchange must apply through the 12-College Exchange Program and not as visiting students.
Smith College uses the Common Application for prospective visiting students. There is no application fee.
U.S. Citizens: SAT or ACT scores are optional for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.
International Citizens: Smith College recognizes the challenges that students are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in response, Smith has adjusted the testing policy for international citizens. Submission of SAT or ACT scores will be optional.
International citizens applying for admission to Smith are required to demonstrate English proficiency. International citizens whose primary language is not English or have not attended a school at which English is the primary language of instruction will be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET*. (While Smith will accept “MyBest” results on the TOEFL, we will also review all scores attained on single test dates.) Applicants may be exempt from this requirement if they:
Please note that test requirement is based on citizenship, not on where a student attends school.
Undocumented and DACA Students: Undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students follow the procedures and requirements for first-year or transfer admission. They are evaluated in the same way as U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents; SAT or ACT scores are optional.