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Virtual Interviews, Info Sessions & Programs

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Virtual Interviews

A personal interview is optional for first-year and transfer students and is required for Ada Comstock Scholars. This one-to-one conversation allows you to tell us about yourself and to ask specific questions about Smith.

Virtual Interviews

Virtual interviews for rising high school seniors will begin on April 1st. Interviews for Ada Comstock Scholars and transfer applicants must be completed BEFORE the application deadline. Registration is required. Please consult the registration page for available times and dates.

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If you have difficulty finding an interview appointment, please contact the Office of Admission to schedule an interview. Please be sure to mention whether you are a prospective first-year, transfer, or Ada Comstock Scholar.

Virtual Interviews with Alumnae Volunteers

What is it like to be a student at Smith? Why not ask someone who has been there? The Office of Admission coordinates a worldwide network of alumnae volunteers who are eager to share their experiences and insights about Smith. Request an interview with an Alumnae Volunteer.

Virtual Information Sessions

You have questions? We have answers!

We know you have lots of questions about Smith and we are here to help with virtual information sessions. Led by an admission staff member, our Zoom information sessions provide the opportunity for you to learn more about Smith and have your questions answered. We'll share information about Smith’s distinctive academic opportunities, life on campus, the admission process, financial aid and more. There will also be plenty of time for you to ask your questions during the live Q&A portion of the session.

Registration is required.

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Virtual Group Visits

If you have a group of ten or more students from your school or community-based organization, we would be happy to meet with your group virtually. To schedule a group meeting, please contact your Admission geographic representative. We require at least three weeks advance notice to schedule a group visit.

 

We know that one of the most important voices to hear during the college search process is that of current students. This is why we are offering regular informal chats with current Smithies. Hear all about what it’s like to live, work and study at Smith and ask any questions you may have.

Smith From a Distance informal chats will resume in mid-June 2022.

VIEWS are special 30-minute webinars open to prospective students and families and are intended to give a focused glimpse into the unique aspects of the Smith experience. During these sessions admission officers will be joined by campus experts across various divisions of the Smith community who will provide deeper insight into topics discussed in our virtual information sessions. Learn more about our open curriculum, research and internship opportunities, housing and what makes Smith special.

VIEWS live webinars will be offered in August 2022.

Leading & Listening: Shaping your Academic JourneyRecorded October 2021

Without the limitations of core requirements, you have the freedom to choose the courses that most interest you. Our academic programs are a combination of rigor, joy, and learning. You can learn about the flexibility of the open curriculum and personalized academic advising. Here we encourage you to explore what gives you purpose. This session, we will speak with two of our first-year academic advisors: Professor of English Language & Literature Richard “Rick” Millington and Professor of Chemistry Elizabeth “Betsy” Jamieson. 

Campus for Connection: Initiating Sustainable Environmental ChangeRecorded October 2021
At Smith, responsible stewardship of the earth’s resources is a top priority. We’re not only committed to education and research, but we also put sustainable strategies into practice across campus. Join Assistant Director Joanne Benkley and Assistant Director Rachael Wein from Smith’s Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS), to learn more about Smith’s dedication and progress towards being a model of sustainability. We'll discuss everything from mushroom hunts to the architecture of our very own certified Living Building!

Campus for Connection: The Power to BecomeRecorded January 2021
Diversity in all aspects of the educational environment is necessary for achieving the highest level of academic and socioemotional excellence. At Smith, you have the opportunity to show up as your authentic self in - and beyond - the classroom. Join Floyd Cheung, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion; Professor of English Language & Literature and American Studies, for an honest and candid discussion about how Smith fosters an atmosphere of inclusion and belonging.


When Should I Interview?

High-school students

High-school students should plan on interviewing between April 1 of your junior year and January 15 of your senior year. Interviews are not available to high school students prior to April 1 of their junior year.

Early Decision I by November 15
Early Decision II by December 22
Regular Decision by January 15
Transfer Students
January Entrance by November 15
September Entrance by April 1 (preferred) or by May 15 (latest)
Ada Comstock Scholars

An interview is required for all students applying to the Ada Comstock Scholars Program and must be completed by the admission deadline. Interviews for Ada applicants are offered starting September 1. Alumnae interviews are not available for Ada Comstock applicants.

January Entrance by November 15
September Entrance by February 15