Admission to SMU

Southern Methodist University welcomes applications for admission from current or veteran service members and their family members.

Each academic school at SMU has their own application requirements. Below is some general information about applying to SMU. If you have specific questions about the admissions process or a degree program, please contact the academic school’s admissions office directly to ensure you are getting the most up-to-date information.

Is there a separate application process for students who have served in the United States Armed Forces?

No. All students are required to apply for either undergraduate or graduate admission using the same application process as other students.

What are your admission requirements?

Active duty and veteran students meet the same admission criteria of the University as all prospective students. Visit Undergraduate Admissions or the specific graduate Admissions website for more information.

Do I need to pay my application fee?

Yes. Application fees are not covered by VA. An individual decision may be made to waive the fee by the admission counselor only in extreme cases.

What is the deadline for submitting my application?

Application deadlines fluctuate depending on whether you are a first year, transfer, or graduate application. Visit Undergraduate Admissions or the specific graduate Admissions website for more information.

How do I arrange for a campus tour?

Daily visits for undergraduate applicants are offered Monday through Friday and include an admission information session, a campus tour, and an information session in your academic college. "Visit SMU has the information you need to register.

Do you accept military credit?

Undergraduate veteran and active duty students who completed recruit training in the military may receive two hours of credit to satisfy the Personal Responsibility and Wellness component of the University Curriculum (those entered fall 2016-spring 2020). Military transcripts must be submitted to the Veteran Services Office in order to use your benefits at SMU. Undergraduate veteran and active duty students may petition for their military experience to meet other University Curriculum requirements. Please talk to your academic advisor for these procedures.

What type of housing am I eligible for at SMU?

Students under the age of 20 are required to live on campus in SMU Housing. SMU has a limited amount of housing available for students 20 or over. Residence Life and Student Housing is available to assist you with housing application questions and other housing information.

How much is tuition at SMU?

Tuition, fees, and other expenses are found on the Bursar’s Office website.

Who can I contact with additional questions?

If you have questions about applying for undergraduate admission, please visit Undergraduate Admissions or contact them at 1-800-323-0672 or 214-768-2058.

If you have questions about applying for graduate admission, please visit the specific graduate school’s website: Cox School of Business, DataScience@SMU, Dedman College, Dedman School of Law, The Guildhall, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts, Perkins School of Theology, Simmons School of Education & Human Development.