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Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750181
Dallas, TX 75275

Contact for Transfer Students

Division of Enrollment Services
Office of Undergraduate Admissions: 214.768.2058

Articulation Agreement:  An agreement is not available at this time.

Academic Programs

For a complete listing of the academic programs, majors, and minors that SMU offers, please go to Academic Programs.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

  • Completed application with $60.00 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • High School transcript
  • Essay
  • Resume listing employment, extracurricular activities, community involvement, etc.
  • Minimum 2.7/4.0 GPA on all transferable coursework

Applicants with fewer than 30 transferable hours must meet the requirements for first-year applicants, i.e. submit SAT or ACT scores and at least one recommendation letter in addition to the above requirements.

For more details regarding transfer admission to SMU, please go to Transfer Requirements.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall with summer term entry, April 1
  • Fall term entry June 1
  • Spring term entry, November 1

Transfer Credit Information

Applicants must have completed College Algebra or a high school sequence, within the past three years, of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Plane Geometry to be considered for admission.

While an applicant may come into SMU with more than 62 transferable credit hours, the student must still complete a minimum of 60 hours at SMU to be considered eligible for an SMU degree.


  • SMU calculates each applicant’s transfer GPA and transfer hours
  • A grade of C- or higher must be achieved in order for course credit to be given.
  • Please refer to Transfer Credit Policies for additional information.

Approximate Cost/Range for One Academic Year

(15 hours per semester Fall and Spring)

Tuition & Fees  (15 hrs in-state)

$    28,630           

Room & Board (on campus)

$      9,695           

Books & Supplies

$         varies        

Scholarships and Financial Aid

All completed applications are considered for merit-based scholarships. There is a PTK Scholarship that requires an additional form. Any other scholarships requiring additional documents will be noted. For a listing of our scholarships, please go to SMU Transfer Scholarships.

  • For federal need-based aid, please complete the FAFSA
  • For SMU need-based aid, please complete the CSS Profile

Please visit the SMU Financial Aid website for additional information.

Special Programs Unique to This School

What makes SMU so special? We are a nationally recognized university in the heart of the best city for business in the nation, second only to New York City. SMU is constantly changing, adding new programs and facilities and working to make the college experience the best it can possibly be. We couldn’t even begin to list all the things that make SMU unique. Please go to our website to find out what it is about SMU that will make your heart beat faster!

Accreditation Information

Southern Methodist University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Baccalaureate, Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southern Methodist University.

Note: The information shown here is subject to change.  Students are strongly encouraged toverify information with the institution to which they intend to transfer.

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