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Apply to SMU

Our students forge their success in an academic environment that inspires their best effort, every day – we can’t wait for you to join our community of problem solvers, influencers and leaders who make an impact around the globe.

Ready to do big things?

Applying to SMU is the first step in making your college experience one that defines your future success. We carefully consider each application with the goal of adding dimension to our diverse, challenging community of scholars. We’re likely to be just as interested in you as you are in us. The strongest applications are not always those with the greatest number of accomplishments, but ones that resonate with authenticity and passion.

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First-Year Admission

Prospective first-year applicants are students who have not graduated from high school at the time of application.

More about first-year admission

Transfer Admission

Students who are transferring from a 2-year or 4-year university within the U.S. and will have at least one full-time semester (12 or more credits) completed at the time of transfer.

More about transfer admission

International Admission

Students who graduate from a high school outside of the U.S. or are transferring from an international university.

More about international admission
Additional Applicant Types

SMU happily accepts and reviews applications from students attending non-traditional high schools, including homeschools, online high schools and more!