Admitted Students


Welcome to SMU's Class of 2024! 

To reserve your place in SMU's Class of 2024 pay your nonrefundable $685 Orientation, Housing and Matriculation deposit at (you will need the email address and password you used to view your SMU Admission Decision).

Download the New Student Checklist

Please take a minute to download the New Student Checklist to make sure you are on track to start classes at SMU this fall.

Special Visit Programs for Admitted Students:

Destination SMU
Join us for
 Destination SMU, designed exclusively for admitted students to experience what it’s like to be an SMU student. Choose sessions to attend, meet your future classmates, attend a variety of classes and interact with professors and current students during this engaging preview of academic and campus life.

The itinerary for this program includes:

  • A Special Welcome from Dean of Admission Elena Hicks and SMU President R. Gerald Turner
  • Class Visit(s)
  • Breakout Sessions, including Career Services, Study Abroad and Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center
  • Dallas Bus Tour
  • University Advising
  • Lunch in the Dining Hall
  • Academic Sessions from School Representatives
  • Send-Off
  • Campus Tour (optional)

Attend Destination SMU on March 9March 23March 30 or April 20. Register today! 

Admitted Student Days
At an Admitted Student Day, students will be able to meet future classmates, hear from current students and get a preview of the academic and campus life on the Hilltop! The itinerary for this program includes:

  • An Admitted Student Information Session
  • A Student Panel
  • A Campus Tour
  • Lunch in the Dining Hall
  • An Academic Information Session
  • What's Next Session

Attend Admitted Student Days on February 28, April 3, April 13, April 17 or April 24. Register today!

*Please note that unlike the Destination SMU programs, the Admitted Student Days do not offer a class visit. If you are interested in a class visit, please email your SMU Admission Counselor.  

Admitted Student Receptions
SMU wants to celebrate with you! We will be visiting selected cities this spring via the Admitted Student Receptions to congratulate admitted students and their families and welcome you to the SMU Family. Come meet other students from your area who have been admitted to SMU as well as your SMU Admission Counselor and other members of the SMU community. Registration for these receptions will be live in mid-January, 2020.

Daily Visit and Weekend Visits
From January 21 through May 1, admitted students will have a separate Admitted Student Information Session and Campus Tour as part of the Daily Visit Registration. Morning visitors will be offered lunch at one of our dining halls at 11:30am. For a Monday through Friday or select Saturday visit to campus, please register online

What's next for parents?

We look forward to welcoming your parents to the Mustang Family as well. Click here for helpful information for parents.

Get Financial Answers

Your SMU education is an investment that will pay dividends for a lifetime. Partner with us to make it possible. Three out of four undergraduates receive some kind of financial aid, in the form of a merit-based award, grant or need-based assistance. Fill out the Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA/CSS Profile) to explore further merit-based opportunities for which you may be eligible. SMU's financial aid advisors can help you and your family determine the best way to finance your future. Click here to meet your financial aid advisor. 

Join the Official SMU Class of 2024 Facebook & Instagram Groups

Click here to join the official SMU Class of 2024 Facebook Group and here to join the SMU Class of 2024 Instagram Group. These are closed groups that will allow you to connect with other students admitted to SMU's Class of 2024.

Save the Date: Summer Send-Off Parties for New SMU Families

At send-off parties across the country this summer, incoming SMU students and their parents can connect with fellow SMU families who live in or near their hometowns. A schedule of party locations and dates will be available in the Spring.