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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

Application Fees

$60
Undergrad Application Fee
$75
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
6425 Boaz St Dallas, TX 75275-0221
Phone: (214) 768-2000
General Site: www.smu.edu
Admissions: http://www.smu.edu/admission/home.asp
Application: http://www.smu.edu/Admission/Apply.aspx

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Anonymous
  • May-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Really explore what area you want to study and try to contact older students who will give you an honest answer. If you can get the contact information of student organization leaders that would be ideal. You can probably google a list of student organizations at smu. I also recommend learning as much information about your prospective area of study at smu and talking to older students (if you visit ask other students). If you do decide to attend SMU APPLY for scholarships. This school is also a party school, so if that's your main reason for attending college you should go here. The school is more so a party school for white students, in regards to minority partying and fun it's limited because this population is very small. Not saying you can't partake in the fun of others, but if you're looking for fun from minority greek life it lacks a strong presence on this campus

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  • Kristina from Texas
  • Feb-14-2014 I am a current student here

    1) Visit the campus. 2) Join an oganization. 3) Make homework a priority, even if you didn't have to in high school.

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  • Christopher from Dallas, TX
  • Nov-15-2013 I am a current student here

    -Become friends with everyone who works in the cafeterias! -Apply and enroll sooner rather than later! The earlier you're officially affiliated with the campus, the more opportunities you'll have. -Do your homework. There might be a lot of it some days and none of it the next day, but it will help not only for the semester, but for the rest of your life. -Be social! Do not leave without making tons of memories. -TOUR. TOUR, TOUR, TOUR. Touring will make or break your decision, especially if you're from out of state. Tour!

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  • Dawn from Houston, TX
  • Nov-03-2013 I am a current student here

    As a college student, you can skip class if you want to, but don't take advantage of that. You'll only end up falling behind in class and, at worst, failing. Take advantage of office hours (which are when the professors have the doors to their offices open to talk to students) and really try to get to know your professors. This isn't like high school. You kinda have to get along with your professors. Most importantly, do you homework. It's easy to fall behind, and once you do, you'll have to fight tooth and nail and claw your way back.

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