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Office of Transfer and Transition Services

Dallas Hall

Transfer Planning

Admitted SMU Students

Each transfer student has an academic advisor: a professor or professional advisor who will help you understand SMU’s requirements and procedures, explore academic interests, clarify academic expectations, select courses, and develop an academic plan. Long-range planning will be key to your success at SMU. Our degree programs are designed to give you flexibility as well as the expertise you need to succeed.

Start Planning Now

Now is the time to start your academic planning by reading through the admission requirements and degree requirements for your intended major(s) in SMU’s Undergraduate Catalog. The University Advising Center (UAC) Web site is also a valuable tool to begin familiarizing yourself with academic policy, and to start exploring what SMU has to offer. And be sure to click on the Peruna Passport link to find helpful information about being academically successful as a transfer student to SMU.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Once your transcripts were received at SMU, your coursework was evaluated. You will be informed of the equivalency of each course through a Transfer Evaluation Report. You will want to review the Transfer Evaluation Report carefully with your advisor to confirm that the evaluation is accurate.

Meeting Your Academic Advisor

You will meet your Academic Advisor during orientation (AARO). You will not learn everything you need to know in your first meeting with your advisor, so plan on meeting with him/her a few times during your first semester to make sure you have a solid understanding of your academic requirements and plans. Make the most of your SMU resources!