How to apply
We welcome applications for admission from current or veteran service members as well as their family members!
An SMU education prepares you for wherever you go. Apply as a first-year student if you have not completed college-level courses at an accredited college or university. Apply as a transfer student if you have completed college-level courses.
Transfer students must have completed a college-level math course if it has been more than three years since high school graduation and have at least a 2.7 transferable GPA.
NO APPLICATION FEE! SMU automatically waives the application fee for all undergraduate U.S. military veteran applicants.
The Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, now in its third year, is dedicated to elevating graduate education with an emphasis on strengthening research-intensive doctoral programs. New competitive fellowships and access to emergent technologies give SMU graduate students the support they need to perform impactful research for a better world.
Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE)
If it is not possible for you to be a full-time student in pursuit of a degree at this time, we understand. That is why we encourage you to consider SMU Continuing and Professional Education to earn industry-respected certificates that will give you an edge in the workforce.
Returning to SMU after being called to service
If you were called to active-duty service and left SMU in good academic standing, your file will remain active for one year. While you may register in continuous enrollment at the University, all holds must be cleared prior to enrollment.
If your service period lasted longer than two regular terms (fall, spring), you are required to apply for reactivation.
When you are ready to return to SMU, please notify the appropriate University departments as soon as possible. This helps to ensure timely processing of enrollment, financial aid, housing and other documents.
SMU refrains from providing commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.