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First Year International Application

Step 1: Decide which application deadline is right for you

  • November 1, 2013 
    • Early Action (non-binding)
    • Early Decision 1 (binding) 
  • January 15, 2014*  
    • Regular Decision (non-binding)
    • Early Decision II (binding)  

*Although our application deadline has passed, we’re happy to consider late applications from excellent students on a space available basis.

For more information on the differences between each deadline, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please note: All applicants who apply by January 15 are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships with their application for admission.

Step 2: Decide which application method is right for you

Step 3: Review the application checklist

Step 4: Submit application materials

Please mail all application materials to:

SMU Undergraduate Admission
6185 Airline Road Suite 310b
Dallas, TX 75205

You are welcome to send materials separately; however, please be sure all materials clearly indicate your first, middle and last name, and your date of birth. We recommend that you make and keep a copy of all application forms for your records.

We look forward to reviewing your application and getting to know you better. If you have questions, please contact your SMU Admission Counselor or the main Admission Office.

Phone: 800-323-0672 or 214-768-2058
Fax: 214-768-0103
ugadmission@smu.edu
Office Hours: 8:30 – 5:00 p.m. Central Time

You may pay the nonrefundable $60 application fee by sending a check payable to SMU to:
SMU Undergraduate Admission
PO Box 750181
Dallas, TX 75275

OR

You may pay online at the time you submit your online application through the SMU Online Application, the National Common Application or Apply Texas.

Thank you!

The SMU Admission Committee wants to learn more about your interests, hobbies, and how you spend your time. Please include the following information in your personal resume:

  • Extracurricular, Volunteer, and Summer Activities. List in order of importance and indicate the amount of weekly time involved in your participation.
  • Work Experience. Include position, company/employer, dates of employment, and weekly time involved.
  • Honors, Awards, and Leadership Positions. List honors and awards and indicate grade level in which they were received. List leadership positions and include details on the responsibilities the position required.

Please have your official high school transcripts mailed to

SMU Undergraduate Admission
P.O. Box 750181
Dallas, TX 75275

Transcripts can be submitted electronically using SENDedu or Docufide. If you are using the Common App your counselor can submit transcripts electronically through the Common App Online Forms Center or through Naviance. Transcripts can also be submitted electronically for schools that are members of the National Transcript Center.

Please have your official high school transcripts mailed to

SMU Undergraduate Admission
P.O. Box 750181
Dallas, TX 75275

Transcripts can be submitted electronically using SENDedu or Docufide. If you are using the Common App your counselor can submit transcripts electronically through the Common App Online Forms Center or through Naviance. Transcripts can also be submitted electronically for schools that are members of the National Transcript Center.