Prospective transfer students have an admission counselor to help understand SMU's requirements and procedures, explore academic interests, clarify academic expectations, and prepare them for their transfer to SMU. Long-range planning is the key to success. 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 academic planning by reading through the admission requirements and degree requirements in SMU's Undergraduate Catalog. The University Advising Center website is also a valuable tool for familiarizing students with academic policy, and exploring what SMU has to offer.
Are you Math Ready?
What is math readiness, and why is it important to the transfer admission process?
As part of SMU's University Curriculum, students must complete a math fundamentals requirement consisting of one, three-hour math course. Math readiness is an indication you are prepared to satisfy this requirement, if you are not already transferring in a course to meet it.
To be "math ready," applicants must complete college algebra or a high school sequence of Algebra I, Algebra II and Plane Geometry within the last three years to be considered for transfer admission. These courses should prepare you to take one of the SMU math courses when you arrive. SMU does not accept developmental math courses for transfer.
Please pay careful attention when choosing math courses at your current institution. If you are choosing a math course for transfer to meet the University Curriculum math requirements, check your institution's course descriptions against the SMU's Course Descriptions.
SMU Admission staff is available to help with any questions you may have. Please contact your Transfer Admission Counselor.
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Once your transcripts are received at SMU, your coursework will be evaluated, and a Transfer Evaluation Report will be created. You will want to review the Transfer Evaluation Report carefully to confirm that the evaluation is accurate.