First-Year Transfer Student
First-year transfer students are those students who have fewer than 30 transferable hours or who have graduated from high school within the last calendar year. If three or more years have passed since your high school graduation, we highly recommend that you acquire 30 or more transferable hours before you transfer.
All first-year transfer students will be automatically considered for first year academic-based scholarshipsbased on your high school academic performance, including high school GPA, curriculum, and SAT or ACT test score. In order to qualify for transfer scholarships you must complete at least half of the 50-hour requirement after your high school graduation.
In addition to evaluating your college course work and transferable GPA, the Admission Committee will also review your high school curriculum, high school GPA and standardized test scores. Your official test scores will need to be submitted directly from College Board or the ACT unless they are reported on your official high school transcript. The Admission Committee can begin review of your application after receiving all official college transcripts, but may not be able to make a final admission decision until your high school transcript and test scores have been received.
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.
Please note: Transfer admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.
When applicable, please mail application materials to:
SMU Undergraduate Admission
P.O. Box 750181
Dallas, TX 75275
For overnight and courier deliveries:
SMU Transfer Admission
6185 Airline Road, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75205-0181
You are welcome to send materials separately; however, please be sure all materials clearly indicate your first, middle and last name, and your date of birth. We recommend that you make and keep a copy of all application forms for your records.
We look forward to reviewing your application and getting to know you better. If you have questions, please contact the SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission, where any of our Admission Counselors are ready to help.
Phone: 800-323-0672 or 214-768-2058
Office Hours: 8:30 – 5:00 p.m. Central Time