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Visiting Year Applicants

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.

Forms & Deadlines

Transfer Common Application   November 15
Transfer Common Application Supplement   November 15
College transcript(s)   November 15
Photocopies of college course descriptions   November 15
High school transcript   November 15
Transfer College Report    November 15
Two teacher evaluations   November 15
Standardized test scores   November 15
Mid-term report   November 15


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
Transfer Common Application Supplement   July 1
College transcript(s)   July 1
High school transcript   July 1
Transfer College Report    July 1
Two teacher evaluations   July 1
Standardized test scores*   July 1
Mid-term report   March 1 if applicable



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

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.

Junior Year Visiting Program for the Study of Mathematics

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.

Program for the Study of Women and Gender

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.

Required Materials

  • Transfer Common Application
  • High School Transcript
  • Official College Transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, from professors who have taught you in a college-level class
  • Transfer College Report

International Students

TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET* scores are required of all students whose first language is not English.

If accepted, candidates will be expected to present examination results—Baccalaureate, Arbitur or GCSE, for example—before enrolling.

Transgender Applicants

People who identify as women—cis, trans and nonbinary women—are eligible to apply to Smith. For more information see Gender Identity and Expression.

Request More Information

If you are interested in applying to Smith, please fill out this form to request more information.