Reason #12 You Should Visit
Beautiful gardens on campus
Read Smith’s plans for the fall 2021 semester.
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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.
|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 must be in their final year of studies leading to university entrance in their own country or currently enrolled in a university program abroad.
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.
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.
Smith’s policy is one of self-identification. The college considers for admission any applicant whose birth certificate reflects their gender as female, or who identifies as female. For more information see Gender Identity and Expression.