2022 Admissions Application Registration

If you meet the admission requirements for one or more B.A. in Advertising specializations, you are eligible to complete the Temerlin Advertising Institute’s admissions application. When registering for the application, you will rank order your preference of specializations. You may apply for more than one, but will only be admitted to a single specialization.

Click here to register for the 2022 application by Monday, February 21 at noon (CST).

PLEASE NOTE: The Temerlin Advertising Institute uses Canvas LMS to manage the B.A. in Advertising application. Students that register via the above link by noon on Monday, February 21 will be enrolled in a Canvas “course”—TAI Application—by Thursday, February 24. Instructions for all admission criteria, including the essay exam and supporting documents (personal statement, resume, unofficial transcript) will be available in the TAI Application Canvas class no later than Friday, February 25. Instructions for the creative application prompt will be posted in late January and due on or before March 9.

To be considered for admission, you MUST:

  1. Complete the Canvas essay exam in person on Saturday, February 26 between 10am-1pm (CST). There are NO make-up options. AND
  2. Submit the following to Canvas by 3:00pm (CST) on Wednesday, March 9th:
    • Personal statement
    • Resume
    • Current, unofficial SMU transcript
  3. If seeking admission to the Creative Specialization, you will need to turn in a project to ULEE 202 by Wednesday, March 9th at 3:00pm (CST). Click here to view the creative application.

Admission is determined based on the written essay, visual application(s), supporting materials, SMU GPA and performance in Advertising classes. Performance to-date in spring 2022 advertising classes will be considered in making admission decisions.

You will be notified of our admission decision on or before Friday, April 10, 2022. If admitted, you will be given permission to enroll in the necessary Advertising (ADV) courses for fall 2022. 

Answers to frequently asked questions about the B.A. in Advertising and the admissions process can be found here.

If you have questions or experience technical difficulties registering, contact the Institute at temerlin@smu.edu.