Student Application Process

Students who wish to attend classes on the SMU-in-Taos campus must submit an online application and be accepted. Acceptance is based upon the submission of a completed application and program eligibility. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the late application deadline or courses fill, whichever comes first. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to best ensure enrollment in preferred term(s) and course(s). There is no application fee. 

From Application to Enrollment

Pre-Decision Phase

  1. Review course listing.
  2. Complete all pre-decision requirements and submit online application via StudyAway portal. (No payment or financial commitment at this stage.)
  3. Students will be checked by Student Affairs regarding their eligibility to attend. This can take up to two weeks. Do not book travel arrangements prior to enrollment.

Post-Decision Phase

  1. Receive decision email from SMU-in-Taos.
  2. Confirm attendance via StudyAway portal. This step requires a financial commitment. Students should consult with parents and advisors prior to making this commitment. Room and board will be nonrefundable upon signed agreement.
  3. Apply for Friends of Taos scholarship or the Resident Assistant position, if desired.
  4. Clear all holds in my.smu.
  5. SMU-in-Taos will enroll all students into their course(s). 

Post-Enrollment Phase

  1. Confirm courses and charges in my.smu.
  2. Attend mandatory pre-departure orientation.
  3. Submit payment by deadline via my.smu.
  4. Complete and submit student conduct and emergency medical forms.
  5. Arrive in Taos on the correct dates.
Information regarding program costs, financial aid, or withdrawing from the SMU-in-Taos program can be found on the Program Costs & Financial Aid page. Students should pay close attention to dates and deadlines.
Ready to start your application? Click the helpful links below for tips on completing your SMU-in-Taos application.

How To Apply: Pre-decision Steps            How To Complete Your Application: Post-decision