Smith (finally) accepts trans women

the new policy

Smith will consider the application of anyone who self identifies as “female” on their admission materials.

Smith will not consider the application of anyone who self identifies as “male” or any other gender on their admissions materials, even if they were assigned female at birth.

If someone who identifies as female at the time of their admission to Smith later comes to identify as another gender, they will be welcome to stay at Smith.

This is a slightly different policy than those of Mount Holyoke or Scripps.  Under those policies, anyone who either self-identifies as female or was assigned female at birth is eligible for admission (even if they do not consider themselves female at the time of application.)

In essence, this is a more fair, truthful adhesion to Smith’s longstanding unofficial admissions policy of “Smith admits women and graduates people.”

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