Smith College Will Now Accept Trans Women
Massachusetts women's college Smith College will now accept transgender applicants after a long student campaign.By Matt Picht | May 3, 2015
Prominent Massachusetts women's institution Smith College has changed its admission policy to accept transgender students.
The new policy allows any "self-identified transgender women" to apply for admission, provided they identify as female. College president Kathleen McCartney says it "reflects a women's college that is steadfast in its founding mission yet evolving to reflect a changing world."
The change doesn't impact any students who begin transitioning while at the college; those students are already protected under university policy.