Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm an accepted transfer student planning on coming to Smith next fall! I was wondering if getting transfer credits accepted/processed was ever an issue for you? I was hoping to come into Smith as a sophomore but only enough of my college credits were accepted to be a 2nd semester freshman. However, I was told that if I send admissions my AP/IB test scores I'll be able to come in as a sophomore. Have you found Smith to be pretty good about handling credit stuff?
Congratulations on your acceptance to Smith! Since every transfer student comes in from a different place with a different credit situation, credits are evaluated on an individual basis. I came in as a “true” junior, with a max of 64 credits— so I have found Smith to be good about handling my credits! However, I know this is not the case for everyone! I know a few transfers who came in as a second semester something (either first year or sophomore) and with the application of AP/IB scores or even additional missing transcripts, they were able to get the credit they needed. It is possible to come in as a sophomore, and Smith is definitely workable. Best of luck!