New Student Information

Welcome to Southern Methodist University!

The International Student & Scholar Services team is excited to welcome you to SMU, Dallas and the United States. Please review this page as it contains information on what you need to do before you arrive to campus and during your first week at SMU.

If you have any questions, checkout our International Student Handbook or you can email your question to Lastly, we want to stay connected with you so make sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instragram @smuinternational.


ISSS Summer Webinar Series RSVP HERE 

Life in Dallas and Finding Community at SMU

Monday, August 10, 2020 from 7:30 - 8:00 AM CST


Step 1: Request I-20 from SMU

Step 2: Pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee

Step 3: Apply for an F-1/J-1 Visa

Step 4: Arrival to the U.S., Orientation and Compliance Course

Step 5: Complete Mandatory Government Document Check-In