Transfer to SMU

Ready for something new? SMU supports transfer students in all aspects of their academic journey! And transferring your credits is easier than you think. So, what are you waiting for?

Priority application deadline is April 1.
A variety of financial aid resources are available to those who qualify.

Learn more about the opportunities that await you at SMU.


SMU 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 the 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.

Application checklist

  • 71%

    of SMU students graduate without any student debt.

  • Top 20%

    Forbes Americas Top Colleges 2022

  • Top 7%

    of colleges with the highest paid graduates. (Payscale 2021-22)

Explore majors

With countless combinations of majors and minors, it's easy to find your passion at SMU. Choose from more than 100 majors and 85 minors and begin your journey today.

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SMU transfer scholarships

Many nonprofit and private organizations offer scholarships to help pay for college. After you are admitted to SMU, you are automatically considered for all relevant scholarships.

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