The Chronicles of a Smith Transfer Student

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I'm Amanda, and I am the 2012-2013 Transfer Intern in the Office of Admissions here at Smith College. I transferred to Smith last year from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY, and I have had an absolutely wonderful experience. I'm really excited to share my experiences with you and hopefully offer you an inside scoop to life at Smith. Don't be shy; I love getting to know people and am happy to answer any questions! :)

mosymoseys:

Smith College 5/17/13

College Hall | Neilson Library | Seelye Hall
Science Quad | Sabin-Reed | Campus Center
Fountain | Paradise Pond | Gillett House

— 10 months ago with 44 notes
01siobhan:

Congratulations, Class of 2013 Smithies!!

01siobhan:

Congratulations, Class of 2013 Smithies!!

— 10 months ago with 11 notes
averiar:

arianna huffington’s speech was badass:
“you can complete a project by dropping it.”
“now i guess it’s no big surprise that the image of success created by men would be, yes, a long, phallic-shaped line.”
“i want to do old alistair one better, and tell you that you don’t get to the top by marrying someone. a much simpler way is to sleep your way to the top.”
“…i’m talking about sleep in the literal sense.”

averiar:

arianna huffington’s speech was badass:

“you can complete a project by dropping it.”

“now i guess it’s no big surprise that the image of success created by men would be, yes, a long, phallic-shaped line.”

“i want to do old alistair one better, and tell you that you don’t get to the top by marrying someone. a much simpler way is to sleep your way to the top.”

“…i’m talking about sleep in the literal sense.”

— 10 months ago with 20 notes
Back in action!

Hey all!  So I’ve been away from this blog since school has ended and it seems like time has gotten the best of me, but I will be running this blog throughout the summer and will continue to answer any questions if you have them!  If it interests you, feel fee to inbox me and I would be happy to give you my email address if that is an easier method of communication.  

I hope you’re all having lovely summer vacations so far! 

<3 Amanda 

— 10 months ago
searchingseekingandreaching:

And we switched from the unicorns why…?

searchingseekingandreaching:

And we switched from the unicorns why…?

— 10 months ago with 152 notes
smithexplorers:

Smith College Basketball team- the first women’s college basketball team.

smithexplorers:

Smith College Basketball team- the first women’s college basketball team.

— 10 months ago with 18 notes
books0977:

Students in class listening to lecture and taking notes. Smith College. 1949. Photographer: Peter Stackpole. LIFE.
Includes student Janet Trowbridge who was featured in the 1949 LIFE article comparing a public co-ed school (Missouri) with the woman’s private Smith College. “…Janet believes that a woman’s college is the only place for a real education and that co-ed institutions like Missouri are just date factories.”

books0977:

Students in class listening to lecture and taking notes. Smith College. 1949. Photographer: Peter Stackpole. LIFE.

Includes student Janet Trowbridge who was featured in the 1949 LIFE article comparing a public co-ed school (Missouri) with the woman’s private Smith College. “…Janet believes that a woman’s college is the only place for a real education and that co-ed institutions like Missouri are just date factories.”

— 10 months ago with 119 notes
keepcalmcalion:

There is a waterfall on my campus. #intherightplace #smith #ssw #smithcollege

keepcalmcalion:

There is a waterfall on my campus. #intherightplace #smith #ssw #smithcollege

— 10 months ago with 2 notes
roadsleadhere asked: Hi Amanda! I don't know if you're still running the tumblr but I thought I'd send you a message anyway. I was accepted to Smith back in 2011 and was unable to accept my offer of admission due to financial reasons. I decided to attend another women's college and deeply regret that I did not pick Smith. I'm about to go abroad in the fall (for Junior year) and would like to transfer to Smith in January 2014. Is Smith accepting transfer students for January 2014? Thanks so much! :)


Answer:

Hi!  I’ve been away from the blog for a while but am still running it :)  I’m so glad to hear that you’re still interested in coming to Smith!  The college accepts both Fall and Spring transfer students, so I would encourage you to apply for the semester that feels right for you.  Feel free to let me know if I can help you in the process in any way!  Good luck!

— 10 months ago
caffeinateddreamsofworldpeace asked: Hi! I am attending a community college right now and was set on transferring to a very specific school, but have come to realize that I may want to double major in something and women's studies. I am thinking of transferring by either my sophomore spring or junior fall, so I have started to look at schools. What was the transfer process from community college to Smith like and how does Smith offer its transfer students needed support? Thank you!!!


Answer:

Hi there!  Transferring from a Community College is much like transferring from a 4-year institution in that you are required to go through the same steps and submit the same documents.  However, students who transfer from CC’s often are transferring with an Associate’s Degree in a field which plays into what kinds of credits you are transferring in.  In this way, it can be a bit complicated to get all of your credits in place.  I ended up losing some credits because I completed an Education program that was pretty specific to my school.  BUT, that being said, Smith is also very generous about granting credit if you ask for it :)  Smith offers so much support and really knows a lot about the transfer process.  We have student-run organizations just for transfer students, we have a student intern/liaison in the Office of Admissions who is a transfer student (thats me!), and plenty of faculty and staff who are very knowledgeable and willing to help however they can.  I would be happy to get you the contact information for some of my colleagues in the office of admissions that might be able to give you more specific answers if that is what you’re looking for.  GOOD LUCK! :)    

— 10 months ago
vintagesmith:

Smith’s first male graduate, 1947. 

vintagesmith:

Smith’s first male graduate, 1947. 

— 11 months ago with 24 notes
hannahbananawow:

Are you kidding me with this beauty, #smithcollege&#160;?!?!

hannahbananawow:

Are you kidding me with this beauty, #smithcollege ?!?!

— 11 months ago with 7 notes