Transfer Dates and Deadlines

Application Open Dates

All transfer applications for Summer and Fall open on November 1, and our Spring transfer applications open on August 1.

Application Recommended Deadlines

Fall Admission

  • April 1 (priority admission and NTCC Scholarship deadline)
  • August 1 (final deadline)

Spring Admission

  • November 1

Summer Admission

  • June 1

Students pursuing music, dance, theatre, art, or film & media arts (B.F.A. only), please click here for additional information.

Application Processing Timeline

SMU reviews Transfer Applications on a rolling basis. The application review process for completed Spring Applications will begin in early October, and completed Summer and Fall Applications will start in early March. After the review process has started, we will issue decisions approximately four weeks after all application materials are submitted.  

You can review the status of your completed application by visiting your personalized status page. You’ll receive an email with login instructions 2-3 days from the date that you apply.