Transfer Students

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Timing Your Transfer

A well-timed transfer can help you save time and money.

Residency Requirement

If you have more than 62 hours that are considered transferable, they will all transfer and be used in the admissions, scholarship and financial aid processes, but you must still complete a minimum 60 hours at SMU. You and your academic advisor will determine which transferable hours will apply to your SMU degree.

Transfer Scholarships

To be considered for a transfer scholarship, you must have a minimum of 50 transferable hours and a minimum GPA of 3.7 or 3.5, depending on the scholarship type. Since all our transfer scholarships are awarded upon entry, you cannot be considered for them after you matriculate at SMU.

To maintain scholarship status at SMU, transfer scholarship recipients must complete at least 12 hours of enrollment each regular semester and must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA. It's important to remember that SMU has a +/- grading scale. So, for example, if you earn a B-minus average at SMU, then that would put you below a 3.0 GPA.

If you transfer to SMU with less than 30 transfer hours and a have competitive high school record, you may be eligible for first year scholarships.

Financial Aid

If you qualify for need-based financial aid, you'll need to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours each semester at SMU to receive financial aid. Since the cost of tuition is the same whether you take 12 hours or 18 hours, most students carry a minimum load of 15 hours for cost effectiveness.