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Women of Distinction

The Women of Distinction program for high school seniors highlights the opportunities at Smith College for African American, Asian American, Latina and Native American students. Participants in this three-day program will explore Smith College and determine whether it might be an appropriate college choice for them. Students will live in campus houses, experience the academic and social life at Smith and attend panels and workshops on student life and the college admission process.

Admission to Women of Distinction is a competitive process based on academic and personal qualities. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously visited Smith. Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all selected participants.

The program is for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who reside in the United States or a U.S. territory. International students studying in the U.S. and U.S. students studying abroad are not eligible to apply to Women of Distinction. However, undocumented students are encouraged to apply for admission.

This year's program will take place on October 20-22, 2017. The Women of Distinction application will be available on May 1, 2017 and the deadline to apply is Friday, June 16, 2017.

Please note that your high school transcript is required, so plan accordingly. All applicants will be notified in writing by July 28, and selected participants will be given instructions about arranging travel and other program details.

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