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Don’t Miss Your Chance at an SMU Education

Get ready for jobs that don’t yet exist. Prepare for an evolving world by graduating with multiple competencies and activating new skills.

Transfer Application Requirements

  • #1

    Completion of a full semester after high school graduation.

  • #2

    Completion of 24 transferable credits* with a 2.7 GPA. The Admission Committee will consider the academic rigor of both the high school and college record for students with less than 24 transferable credit hours.

  • #3

    Completion of college-level math course or high school math sequence such as algebra I and II and geometry within the past 3 years.

Important Dates and Deadlines

 

Application Opens

Application Deadline

Spring Entry

August 1

November 1

Summer Entry

November 1

June 1

Fall Entry

November 1

April 1 – Recommended Transfer Scholarship Deadline
August 1 – Final Deadline
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Transfer Application Checklist

Apply for admission via SMU’s Online Application, the Common Application, ApplyTexas or MyCoalition.

  • Apply Online

  • Pay $60 Non-refundable Application Fee.

    Payment can be made on your SMU Status Page or before submitting your admission application. Contact your Transfer Admission Counselor to request an Application Fee Waiver.

  • Submit Official College Transcripts. 

    Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (including dual/concurrent coursework completed in high school). All international transcripts will require a professional evaluation. View all transcript submission options.

  • Submit Final High School Transcripts or GED.

    HS Transcripts must list a graduation date. They can be emailed to ugadmission@smu.edu

  • Demonstrate English Proficiency

    We require all applicants whose native language is not English or entire secondary education was not administered in English to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. 

  • SAT or ACT Scores

    Submit official SAT or ACT scores (if you have fewer than 24 transferable hours to SMU). SMU won’t require standardized test scores for 2021 undergraduate applicants. We want to ease your mind about applying to SMU.

  • Essay, Resume, and Letters of Recommendation.

    Submit extracurricular resume, personal essay, and letters of recommendation as part of your application or to ugadmission@smu.edu (optional, but encouraged for scholarship consideration).

  • Check Your Status

    Check your application status on your SMU Status Page.

  • Join the Mustang Family 

    If admitted, review your next steps on our Admitted Transfer Student Page

Transfer Scholarships

We invest in the best and the brightest, if you’re seeking your first undergraduate degree and have at least 50 transferable credit hours, you are automatically considered for most of SMU’s generous transfer scholarships when you apply to SMU. These scholarships are renewable for up to five terms as a full-time student with a 3.0 SMU cumulative GPA. Don’t lose out. Apply to SMU today.

With a 3.7 minimum transferable GPA and 50 transferable credit hours, you are eligible for:

North Texas Community College Scholarship
  • Highly competitive scholarship
  • Full-tuition scholarship for fall entry
  • Essay and two to three letters of recommendation required
  • Open to transfer students from community colleges in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Trinity Valley and Navarro counties
  • This scholarship requires a separate application; click here to learn more.
Honor Transfer Scholarship
  • Automatic consideration with application for half-tuition scholarship for fall, spring or summer entry

With a 3.5 minimum transferable GPA and 50 transferable credit hours, you are eligible for:

Transfer Merit Scholarship
  • $3,000 scholarship per academic year for fall, spring or summer entry
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
  • This is a supplemental scholarship for fall or spring entry for active PTK members. This scholarship requires a separate application and two letters of recommendation; click here to learn more.

Transfer students can apply for need-based aid through the FAFSA and the CSS Profile.

2019 - 20 New Transfer Student Financial Packages

Type of Aid

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based Loans

Student Employment

Average Package

$36,634

$4,114

$3,707

Package Ranges

$1,019 - $83,541

$556 - $5,500

$1,400 - $5,000

% of Students

70.1%

28.5%

18.6%

2020 - 21 Estimated Costs

Tuition & Fees

$58,540

Average Housing & Dining

$17,110

Total

$75,650

We work hard to attract the best students, regardless of their financial backgrounds.

  • $151 million+

    In scholarships awarded last year.

  • 72%

    Of undergraduates graduate without debt.

  • 1 of only 300

    Schools that are worth the investment, according to Forbes’ Best Value Colleges 2019.

  • 70%

    Of new transfer students receive an average package of $36,634 in scholarships & grants.

Visit SMU!

Experience the Hilltop either virtually or in person. The SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission provides visit experiences specifically for transfer students every Friday. Learn about transferring to SMU by attending one of our prospective transfer student events, Transfer Preview.

Ask How We Can Help You Finish Strong

SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission
Email: ugadmission@smu.edu
Phone: 1-800-323-0672 or 214-768-2058