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Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make.

We carefully consider each application with the goal of adding dimension to our diverse, challenging community of scholars, so we're likely to be just as interested in you as you are in us. And the strongest applications are not always those with the greatest number of accomplishments, but those that resonate with authenticity and passion.

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Important Update for Applicants 

As you may know, The Common Application has had some unusual challenges this year, and many colleges are having difficulty receiving information submitted through The Common Application’s online system. Please be assured that SMU is aware of these issues and we will work with you to make sure your application materials are received and evaluated appropriately. If you have any questions, please connect with your SMU Admission Counselor here.