Page Updated: December 18, 2015
Location: Northampton, Massachusetts
Does your institution admit undocumented students?
Do you feel that your institution creates a welcoming and inclusive environment where undocumented students would feel wanted and valued on campus?
Yes. Both Athens U-Lead and Freedom University has sent students to Smith College.
When completing the question on the application regarding citizenship, is there an option to select “non-citizen” or “Other (Non-US)” and if not, should they leave the question blank? Is a blank field permitted when completing an online application?
Smith College is a Common App member institution and students may select the “Other (Non-US)” option in the citizenship field.
Do you recommend that undocumented students disclose their immigration status in the application, including essays or counselor/teacher recommendations?
For residency and tuition purposes, how does your institution treat undocumented students? (i.e., international, in-state, out-of-state, etc.)
International. An application from an undocumented student is treated no differently from other applications: every application Smith receives is considered on a case-by-case basis. Undocumented students apply to Smith as international citizens residing in the U.S. and follow the international admission and financial aid procedures.
Does your institution offer institutional aid or any type of merit/talent scholarships to undocumented students?
How would an undocumented student apply for need-based aid at your institution? Are they required to complete a CSS Profile or an institutional financial aid application?
Students should submit the CSS Profile. Smith College’s CSS code is 3762.
Do you require that students submit a social security number on your admissions application? Can students use zeros to complete this requirement? (i.e., 000-00-0000)
Students can leave this field blank or complete with zeros.
Does your institution offer legal support to help students gain legal status by the time they graduate?
If there is a specific person in the admissions office who is knowledgeable about the issues pertaining to undocumented students and can serve as a resource for students, families and high school counselors, please list his/her information below: