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Normally only students enrolled at Smith College during both the fall and spring semesters are considered to be eligible to register for interterm courses.

Registration Instructions

Eligible students interested in taking a course during interterm should register on Workday.

1. Choose Courses

Review the Course Search to view course offerings for the upcoming Interterm.

2. Discuss course selection with your adviser

Your adviser must approve your schedule every semester, including interterm courses.

3. Get Permission from Instructor

If necessary, you must get permission of the course instructor on a course eligibility waiver.

4. Register

Registration for Interterm opens during November registration and stays open based on the registration deadlines below.

Interterm Courses at the Five Colleges

The Five College Interchange does not apply to Interterm courses. If you plan on taking courses in Interterm on one of the other campuses, you must have your courses approved by the registrar's office for transfer to your Smith degree and you must register at that campus and pay their course fees/tuition. Be aware that you may not enroll in interterm/winter session courses that overlap with the start and end of the regular Smith semesters.

Policies & Guidelines


All adds and drops can be processed online through Workday through the posted deadlines.

Interterm Registration Deadlines 2024 (PDF)

Pay close attention to the specific deadlines for adding and dropping courses. Any student who does not attend and remains registered in a course after the deadline to drop will receive an unsatisfactory grade in the course.

Credit Maximum

You may not enroll in more than four credits during any one interterm and may accrue no more than 12 approved interterm credits at Smith or elsewhere toward your Smith degree.

S/U Option

The satisfactory/unsatisfactory (credit/non credit) grading option may be elected in interterm courses with the permission of the instructor and adviser on the change of grading option form. Courses taken S/U will count toward the 16-credit maximum permitted for the degree.

Transfer Credit

Interterm/winter courses taken at other institutions will be considered fro pre-approval when courses do not overlap with the Fall or Spring semesters at Smith. The number of credits accepted for each course (normally up to 3) will be determined by the registrar upon review of the transcript. Any course designated 4 credits by a host institution must be reviewed by the class deans and the registrar to determine whether it merits an exception to the 3-credit limit. Courses must be approved by the registrar's office for transfer to the Smith degree.