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Explore History and Tradition
"My advice is to let your daughter control the process. With your support, she'll make the right decisions along the way and find the college that fits her best."
—Dean of Admission Deb Shaver

 

Choosing a college is perhaps the biggest decision you've had to work through with your daughter. And though she'll be the one doing the studying, you also have a major stake in her choice of a college. You want the best for your daughter, a place where she'll be challenged yet comfortable, where she'll have the space to dream and reach for her goals.

To find that college, you'll want to ask questions: Will the college offer my daughter intellectual challenge? Will the faculty take the time to get to know and mentor her? Are the facilities top-notch? Is the campus welcoming? And although she's just starting to look at colleges, naturally you're wondering what she will do after graduation.

For more than a century, Smith graduates have emerged as strong women prepared to lead lives of distinction. Alumnae cite the skills and abilities honed by a Smith education as crucial to the personal and professional success they experience.

From boardrooms in New York City to archaeological digs in Peru, at the jeweler's workbench and on the judge's bench, behind microscopes, in front of television cameras and at the helm of their own businesses, you will find Smith women everywhere as leaders and entrepreneurs, making a difference in their communities and professions.

Exceptional Young Women
Like Your Daughter Choose Smith

Young women come to Smith for an exceptional education; they leave with a roadmap for life. At Smith, students get to freely explore everything about who they are and what they want to be—in the classroom, on the campus and out in the world. Your daughter will join a diverse community, collaborate with faculty who really care about her, live and learn on a beautiful campus with first-rate facilities, gain opportunities for promising career paths and connect with a powerful alumnae network.

Admission - Traditional - Forms & Deadlines

The deadline for applying to Smith has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications.

Deferred applicants are reconsidered with regular decision applications in the spring. Decision mailings are sent mid-December.

Early Decision Agreement   November 15
Common Application   November 15
Smith Writing Supplement   November 15
Secondary School Report   November 15
Counselor Recommendation   November 15
Two Teacher Evaluations   November 15
Standardized Test Scores (optional)   November 15
Interview (recommended)   November 15
Financial Aid Materials   See Tuition & Financial Aid for deadlines
Enrollment Decision   January 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 deadline for applying to Smith has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications.

Deferred applicants are reconsidered with regular decision applications in the spring. Decision mailings are sent in late January.

Early Decision Agreement   January 1
Common Application   January 1
Smith Writing Supplement   January 1
Secondary School Report   January 1
Counselor Recommendation   January 1
Two Teacher Evaluations   January 1
Midyear School Report (if available)   January 1
Two Teacher Evaluations   January 1
Standardized Test Scores (optional)   January 1
Interview (recommended)   January 1
Financial Aid Materials   See Tuition & Financial Aid for deadlines
Enrollment Decision   February 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 deadline for applying to Smith has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications.

Decision mailings are sent in late March.

Common Application   January 15
Smith Writing Supplement   January 15
Secondary School Report   January 15
Counselor Recommendation   January 15
Two Teacher Evaluations   January 15
Midyear School Report   February 2
Standardized Test Scores (optional)   January 15
Interview (recommended)   January 15
Financial Aid Materials   See Tuition & Financial Aid for deadlines
Enrollment Decision   May 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