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Gap Semester

Taking a break between high school and college is becoming a popular choice around the world.

Check with your high school counseling office for resources to engage in a meaningful gap semester experience.

Paths to picking up valuable experiences during a gap semester include:

  • Community service

  • Cultural exchange

  • Internship or job

  • Trade skills

  • Travel

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**If you enroll in another college or university prior to starting at SMU, it is important to remember that your offer of admission is contingent on your earning above a 2.5 transferable GPA

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