Transfer Students

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Transfer Admission

Please select what type of transfer student you will be:

Traditional Transfer Students

First-Year Transfer Students

International Transfer Students

Visiting (Non-Degree seeking) Students

Former SMU Students (Readmission to SMU)


Please note additional requirements for transfer students interested in the following areas: 

Performing and Visual Arts

Business Majors

Economics Majors

Math Readiness:

All transfer students are required to complete college algebra or a college-level math course before transferring to SMU. If algebra I, geometry and algebra II were taken in high school and graduation was less than three years ago, this requirement is waived. We recommend that all transfer students complete an English composition course, a lab science course, a math course beyond college algebra and at least one course in your intended major before transferring.

Academic forgiveness:

SMU allows you to dismiss course work taken 10 or more years prior to the term of admission from consideration in your application process as well as from inclusion in your transferable GPA and hours earned for transfer to SMU. Applicants must submit official transcripts and SMU's Academic Forgiveness Form along with all other required application materials.