Our holistic review of your SMU application weighs several factors, including rigor of high school curriculum, GPA, standardized test scores (optional), English proficiency, essay, resume and letters of recommendation.
- Application for admission
- Personal essay
- Official high school transcript
- SAT or ACT scores (optional)
- Official English proficiency scores*
- Counselor recommendation (required)
- $60 nonrefundable application fee
- Extracurricular resume (optional)
- Teacher recommendation (optional)
*SMU accepts the Duolingo English Test, TOEFL and IELTS. Some applicants may have this requirement waived. Ask your SMU admission counselor if you qualify.
Admitted student profile of the SMU Class of 2026
Unweighted 4.0 Scale: 3.61-3.95
36-Point Scale: 31-34
1600-Point Scale: 1370-1500