Welcome to SMU! Along with the faculty and staff, the SMU Admission Office
is excited to welcome you to our next class of world changers. Your academic
pursuits have led you here, and we can't wait to see what you will
accomplish throughout your career on the Hilltop and beyond.
Below you will find your next steps as an admitted transfer student.
Step 1: Review our New Student Checklist
Please download and print our complete New Student Checklist to ensure you are on track.
Step 2: Activate your Student Account and Email
Step 3: Review your Transfer Evaluation Report
You will receive an email with instructions on how to access your report within my.SMU 3-4 days after your admission decision. Once you have downloaded your Transfer Evaluation Report, please review this video tutorial to understand what is included in your report and how your credits are transferring.
Step 4: 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. Once completed, check your SMU email address regularly for information about your financial aid package.
SMU's financial aid advisors can help you and your family determine the best way to finance your future.
Step 5: Visit Campus
Step 6: Accept Your Offer and Reserve your Place
To reserve your place at SMU, pay your nonrefundable $650 Orientation, Housing, and Matriculation deposit at smu.edu/deposit. *Students under 20 will need to pay an additional $100 Housing Deposit. (You will need the email address and password you used to view your SMU admission decision.)
Step 7: Get Connected
Join the SMU Transfer 2022 Instagram Group. This closed group will allow you to connect with other newly admitted transfer students. * Please note the first and last name used on your application to SMU will need to be confirmed via Instagram message before you are admitted to the group.
Step 8: Submit Statement(s) of Good Standing and Final College Transcript(s)
Transfer students need to submit a Statement of Good Standing Form for each college/university they have previously attended. This document needs to be completed by the Dean of Students or other college official who has access to disciplinary and academic records. Please use a separate form for each institution.
Step 9: Submit Health History
Before registering for classes, all SMU students must complete and submit the Health History Form. Please click here for details and instructions on what is required. Please note that Texas state law requires all students under the age of 22 to have received the meningitis immunization within the preceding five years, or a booster shot is needed.
Step 10: Prepare for Orientation
Orientation at SMU is a three-step process. Mustang StartUp is our virtual orientation experience that includes our Student Experience Modules, Pre-Advising Canvas Course, and Academic Advising and Registration! Stampede is our extended orientation process that occurs the first few days before the start of the semester, and First Five is our first five weeks of programming to help ensure a smooth transition to SMU.