Accepted Students


Welcome to SMU's Class of 2026!


To reserve your place in SMU's Class of 2026, pay your nonrefundable $750 Orientation, Housing and Matriculation deposit at by May 1.
(You will need the email address and password you used to view your SMU admission decision.)

Reserve My Place


New Student Checklist

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

Visit SMU 

Admitted Student Days
At this event, admitted students can hear from SMU admission counselors, ask questions of a student panel, and attend an academic school breakout session. We will also cover your next steps as you make your college decision. Admitted Student Days can be especially helpful  if you have not had a chance to attend an SMU event previously or have not visited campus before. This event will be offered both virtually and on our campus.

Admitted Student Receptions
Join other admitted students as you learn about the student experience at SMU and how to prepare for a great first year on the Hilltop! SMU representatives will be in attendance to answer any of  your questions. These events will be offered both virtually and in-person in select cities across the country.

Admitted Student Visits (Campus Tour)
Admitted Student Visits are offered during the week, as well as selected Saturdays. Each visit consists of an information session led by an Admission Officer preceding a 75 minute campus tour led by a current SMU student. If you still have questions after your visit, and Admission Officer will be available to meet with you. 

While you are on campus, we want to provide you with the opportunity to customize your SMU visit with your interests. We encourage you to register for an Academic Information Session with the Cox School of Business, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts or Simmons School of Education and Human Development to learn more about our academic offerings (program list available here)! The times of the sessions complement our morning and afternoon Admission Information Session and campus tour.

Destination SMU
This exclusive program is for admitted students and their families. At the event, you will be able to meet fellow Mustangs while learning about campus life, housing, SMU traditions and your next steps. You will be able to pick and choose different sessions to learn about campus departments and resources. This event will be offered both virtually and on our campus.


Virtual Student Panels

This virtual event is a great opportunity for admitted students to connect with our current SMU students. Hear how Mustangs get involved on campus, build connections with their professors, and pursue research and internship opportunities. Learn about what it is like to live in Dallas and the enriching opportunities that await you outside of the classroom.

For Parents

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

Financial Aid

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 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.

Social Media

Join the SMU Class of 2026 Facebook Group and the SMU Class of 2026 Instagram Group. These are closed groups that will allow you to connect with other students admitted to SMU's Class of 2026.*

* Please note the first and last name used on your application to SMU will be confirmed with you via a Facebook or Instagram message before you are admitted to the group(s).

You can also follow the SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and YouTube.


Show your SMU pride by downloading and using any of these desktop, mobile phone or Facebook backgrounds! Click here to access the files.

Zoom Backgrounds

Congratulations on your admission! Show your Mustang Pride by using any of these Zoom backgrounds on your next call. Just right click on the image and save it to your desktop.

Campus aerial view

Dallas Hall – option 1

Dallas Hall – option 2

Dallas Hall texture

Dallas Hall with fountain

SMU Football

Ford Stadium


SMU Bound – option 1

SMU Bound – option 2