Anonymous asked: What do you have to do when sending in a list of your classes? Is there official documentation from your school you need?
Course names and descriptions (as you might see when you are browsing for classes on your school’s website) are required as part of the application. This does not need to be official! I found the easiest way to do it was to compile them in a word document using the college catalog.
Anonymous asked: Ok I've sent you a few messages but I'm growing concerned about how they're going to view my application. Online it says they just received the supplement yesterday but common app verified I sent it in before the first. They also haven't entered I everything. Do you think this will affect the priority status?
It is a busy time here at the Office of Admission! Applications are currently under review and materials are being processed daily. If you have specific inquires about your application materials, your best option may be to call (800) 383-3232, and someone at the office would be happy to help you. They can also let you know if your application will be reviewed in the first round of decisions. I hope this helps. Best of luck!
I was fortunate enough to see her speak twice last year. I love the way she speaks, and more importantly, what she has to say. This woman makes a lot of sense and doesn’t sugar coat the situation. She is an inspiration. She is a Smithie.
Anonymous asked: do you know (roughly) what the average gpa for transfers is?
Smith accepts a wide range of GPA and views applications holistically. It is a point of pride that applicants are accepted for the people they are rather than numbers! That being said, above a 3.0 is a competitive GPA for transferring to Smith, but is not the only factor in admission.
leilatime asked: If we hear good news on March 25, when do we have to reply by? I have other schools getting back to me in May, and hoped to make a decision then when I had heard back from other schools as well. I applied to Smith on February 25th, on purpose so I would be included in the second batch and hear back in May...
If good news comes your way March 25th, the reply date is May 1st. This is earlier than some colleges may notify at all, and Smith understands that. I remember hearing back from a college April 28th! As you know, if you applied later you will probably be notified later and included in the second batch of applications. The second batch of applications will probably receive a decision toward the end of May. Best of luck!
Anonymous asked: Hi how are you? I am a student at a community college interested in transferring to smith next spring, what kind of advice would give me? I currently have a 3.8 GPA do you think that would be enough to get into smith? Thanks!
Hello, I’m doing well, thank you! I have a lot of advice to offer a community college transfer as I was one myself. It’s a lot different here— no general requirements to fulfill (besides your major requirements), small class sizes, and abundant opportunities to work with professors. Feel free to ask something more specific pertaining to the community college transfer process! I feel as if my time as a community college student prepared me well as I had a lot of outside experience that set me apart from fellow Smithies. While Smith accepts a range of GPAs, a 3.8 is very competitive. Of course, other parts of the application are just as important, so make sure those are top-notch as well! Best of luck.
Spring has sprung inside the Lyman Plant House. Bright colors fill two rooms, with scents of new blooms in the air. This year, the bulb show is even more satisfying as the winter seems ever-lasting (the air is dry and snow is still on the ground). For a great treat, wander into the Plant House for bursts of color and reminders that spring is going to come!
The bulb show is the spring show held in the Smith College Botanic Garden. In the fall, you can find the ‘Mum show. This year’s theme of the bulb show is “In the Pink”; most details of the show are adorned in some sort of pink hue. I feel particularly connected to this show as I work as a Greenhouse Assistant at the Botanic Garden. I helped plant bulbs in the fall, painted a lot of intimate details pink, and tied a lot of tulips. It’s been wonderful to be part of such a deep Smith tradition. Breathe in the spring air at the Smith College Botanic Garden until March 16th!
Anonymous asked: does smith offer summer study abroad options?
Smith has four specific study abroad programs that are offered during the academic year (Florence, Geneva, Hamburg, and Paris). Aside from that, Smith does not have additional study abroad programs. Many other programs are hosted through Smith-approved programs (http://www.smith.edu/studyabroad/approved.php), or programs in which Smith is in a consortium with (http://www.smith.edu/studyabroad/consortium.php).
Many students choose these non-Smith programs and can still receive credit for their courses abroad.
Summer study abroad is quite different, and Smith does not offer any Smith-specific study abroad programs during the summer. However! I studied abroad through SIT in a summer program, and summer study abroad is definitely an option (especially if you’re interested in going abroad and will be transferring to Smith as a junior).