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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

The college reviews applications on a rolling basis. The preferred deadline for January entrance is October 15, but applications are accepted through December 15.

Financial aid (mathematics only)   October 15 (preferred)
  December 15
$60 application fee   December 15
Official college transcript   December 15
  December 15
  December 15
TOEFL or IELTS scores
(if first language is not English)
  December 15

 

Where to Send Forms

You can send your documents to us through the mail or via fax. Please make copies of all documents submitted.

Office of Admission
Smith College
7 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063

Fax: 413-585-2527

The college reviews applications on a rolling basis. The preferred deadline September entrance is March 15, but applications are accepted through July 1.

Applications for September entrance will be considered after the published filing date on the basis of available space.

Financial aid (mathematics only)   March 15 (preferred)
  July 1
$60 application fee   July 1
Official college transcript   July 1
  July 1
  July 1
TOEFL or IELTS scores
(if first language is not English)
  July 1

 

Where to Send Forms

You can send your documents to us through the mail or via fax. Please make copies of all documents submitted.

Office of Admission
Smith College
7 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063

Fax: 413-585-2527

Eligibility

Applications are welcome from well-qualified students with strong academic records who are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities*. You may apply to spend a semester or a year at Smith during your sophomore, junior or senior years.

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.

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

  • Visiting Year Application
  • $60 Application Fee
  • Official College Transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, from professors who have taught you in a college-level class
  • Adviser's/Dean's/Registrar's Form

International Students

TOEFL or IELTS 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

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 go to Gender Identity and Expression.


Request More Information

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