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Office of Transfer and Transition Services

Dallas Hall

Transfer Planning

Prospective SMU Students

As a prospective transfer student, you will have an admission counselor to help you understand SMU's requirements and procedures, explore academic interests, clarify academic expectations, and prepare you for your transfer to SMU. Long-range planning will be key to your 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 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 website is also a valuable tool for familiarizing yourself 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 and General Education Curriculum, students must complete a math fundamentals requirement consisting of one, three-hour math course. 

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 or the General Education math requirements, check your institution's course descriptions against the SMU course descriptions found in the Dedman College section of the Undergraduate catalog at

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 "math ready" 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.

Our Admission staff is available to help with any questions you may have. Please contact your Transfer Admission Counselor at

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Once your transcripts are received at SMU, your coursework will be 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 to confirm that the evaluation is accurate.

Petition for Credit Re-evaluation Form

Meeting your Academic Advisor

Once you begin SMU, you will meet your Academic Adviser 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.