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Welcome to SMU! Your ambition has led you here, and we want to match your unlimited potential for success with our drive to shape world changers. College is a great adventure, and we want to help you prepare for the journey of a lifetime by providing you with the best resources inside and outside the classroom. Here at SMU, you’ll meet incredible people, do amazing things, follow your passion and challenge yourself. Your time at SMU will be some of the best years of your life. To reserve your place for the spring 2014 semester, submit your deposit as soon as possible.

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big d

Big D offers a perfect mix of business and commerce, arts and culture, innovation and enterprise. SMU leverages its location in one of the world’s most dynamic cities for life-changing experiences. Take a look at some of the key factors that make Dallas a thriving metropolitan area where you can dream big. big Business

Make your mark in Big D, which is No. 3 in the nation in the number of Fortune 500 corporate headquarters and for job prospects for new college graduates, and the fifth largest media market.

p u r s u e y o u r pa s s i o n SMU’s five undergraduate schools offer 100 majors and 75 minors in • arts and communication • business • education and human development • engineering • humanities and sciences

A r t s & c u lt u r e

Dallas has the largest urban arts district in the nation. The 68-acre Dallas Arts District includes a trifecta of world-class museums (Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center) and notable performing arts venues (Meyerson Symphony Center, Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre). Dallas has a variety of historic points of interest, such as Deep Ellum (known for its eclectic vibe with vintage architecture, a vibrant music scene and colorful murals) and visual and performing arts spaces. Year-round programming includes opera, vocal ensembles, theatre, classical music performances and ballet. The best recording artists from around the country stop in Dallas. There’s a stage and an audience for every musical genre, be it bluegrass or hip hop, gospel or rock. Food & dining

Dallas’ dining scene, featuring thousands of restaurants, is at an exciting intersection of local focus and global awareness. Talented chefs boldly embark on culinary adventures that please and educate the palate. Whether you’re looking for urban eats or suburban gems, or you’re a foodie passionate about the farm-to-table concept, there’s a place and a cuisine for you. Shopping

Dallas is a shopper’s dream. Popular destinations include NorthPark Center (lauded for its displays of 20th-century sculpture and modern art), the hip West Village development, the urban Mockingbird Station (with convenient access to DART light rail) and The Shops at Park Lane, known for its pedestrian-friendly design. S p o r t s & e n t e r ta i n m e n t

Mustangs compete on 17 NCAA Division I athletic teams. And if that’s not enough, Dallas will dial it up for you. Big D is home to five professional sports teams, including the Texas Rangers (2011 American League Champions), the Dallas Mavericks (2011 NBA Champions) and FC Dallas (2010 MLS Western Conference Champions). You can catch the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center, which anchors the 72-acre Victory Park, featuring restaurants, shops and a Times Square-esque plaza. And don’t forget America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys, who play in the world-famous Cowboys Stadium.


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Submit Statement of Good

Standing, updated transcripts

and health forms.


AD V ISING , R e g i s t r a t i o n AND ORIENTATION

Held on January 14

Register at

lessons BEYOND



SMU students are encouraged to take their classroom experience out into the world, and in the process make valuable connections to the community at large.

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Students participating in SMU’s Engaged Learning initiative undertake meaningful undergraduate research and service projects. They identify challenges in communities and come up with solutions. BIG IDEA s

Participants in SMU’s Big iDeas program develop interdisciplinary insights to tackling multifaceted challenges in Dallas. The program gives 10 undergraduate interdisciplinary teams up to $5,000 each to research and improve the quality of life in Big D.


The Princeton Review named SMU No. 2 in the nation for most accessible professors in 2012

6, 295

enrolled undergraduates



Leap across continents and develop a sweeping global perspective by completing part of your degree through SMU Abroad, which offers 150 programs in 50 countries. One-third of SMU students study abroad, and they have amazing adventures around the world. See what SMU students and faculty are blogging about from around the world at REAL - WORLD EXPERIENCE

SMU offers unique resources to maximize your college experience. One such gem is the Kitt Investing and Trading Center, where students at the Cox School of Business invest a portfolio valued at more than $2 million. LEARN & THRI V E

Academic resources include the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center, where students can strengthen their writing and research skills and develop time management and learning strategies to boost academic performance. The vibrant honors community for scholars at SMU fosters a stimulating educational journey. and Let Freedom Ring

SMU is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which includes the presidential archives of the Bush Administration, a museum with permanent and traveling exhibits and an independent public policy institute. The library and museum house historic documents and artifacts for research, and the institute sponsors research and programs on education reform, global health, human freedom and economic growth. EXPLORE

Want to get a firm sense of SMU’s history? Visit the Centennial Hall exhibits, which include a historical timeline, videos, interactive features, electronic quizzes and opportunities for you to add your reflections and hopes for SMU’s future. Get an eyeful of Spanish art at the Meadows Museum, which includes touring exhibits and a stellar permanent collection. CELEBRATE

Basketball season starts in the newly renovated Moody Coliseum on January 4. Or enjoy Bishop Boulevard, known as "The Boulevard," where we gather each fall for Mustang football pregame festivities. There were many reasons to celebrate this past year, including SMU’s move to the American Athletic Conference. Check out the home game schedules for all of our NCAA Division I teams at PLAY

Work out at Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, which offers group classes, the latest fitness equipment, a large indoor pool, a 40-foot climbing tower and more. Or head to the M Lounge, one of the nation’s largest video game lounges on a college campus. There also is a variety of intramural sports and club sports.

complemented by 75 minors and nationally recognized graduate programs




nearly half of SMU undergraduates pursue more than one course of study

90 %

of first- and second-year classes have 40 students or fewer

70 %

of undergraduates receive scholarships and/or need-based aid



in scholarships and grants awarded

1 in 3

SMU undergraduates studies abroad

56 %

of entering undergraduates come from states outside Texas


Mustangs compete on 17 NCAA Division I athletic teams

a SMART VALUE You are making a smart start at SMU, an investment that will pay dividends throughout your life. SMU is an investment in life-changing experiences, in learning to think in new ways and in applying what you learn beyond the classroom. SMU offers a unique opportunity for high-achieving students, like yourself, who want to prepare for life beyond the University through internships, work-study options and more. While the scope of an SMU education can’t be measured in dollars and cents, we do understand that you want to explore your options about paying for college at SMU. SMU provides convenient payment options for costs (including tuition, fees and room and board) not covered by financial aid. Annual Payment Plans Choose 12-, 10- or 8-month payment plans per year. Semester Payment Plans Choose 6-, 5- or 4-month payment plans per semester. Your financial aid advisor can answer questions and help guide you through the financial aid process. Questions?


The Princeton Review named SMU No. 2 in the nation for most accessible professors in 2012 100 majors and 75 minors 11-to-1 student-faculty ratio Dallas’ impressive No. 3 national ranking for Fortune 500 corporate headquarters Dallas is ranked No. 3 in the nation for job prospects for new college grads by Bloomberg Businessweek Dallas is a hub for internships and careers in a variety of industries Real-world experience in facilities such as cutting-edge research laboratories Honors programs for invited students seeking additional academic challenges Dallas is No. 1 on Forbes' list of cities for good jobs in 2013

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Submit your nonrefundable deposit $450 ($550 if requesting on-campus housing) online at or by submitting the deposit payment form or calling 1-800-323-0672. International students must submit an SMU I-20. SUBMIT RE Q UIRED PAPERWOR K

Submit Statement of Good Standing, signed by the dean of your previous institution, and updated transcripts. AARO

Meet your academic advisor, plan your academic schedule, register for classes and discover the many resources at SMU. The spring AARO session is Tuesday, January 14. Register at If you wish to apply for need-based financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service (CSS)/ PROFILE® as soon as possible.

We’re proud to note that Kiplinger named SMU among its best values in private colleges.

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Before registering for classes, all SMU students must complete and submit the SMU Student Health Form. Visit V ISIT

Come and see what life as an SMU student will be like. We would love to show you around the Hilltop. Pick a day at SECURE HOUSING

On-campus housing is limited. Submit an application as soon as possible. You can apply for University housing after you have paid your deposit. After your deposit has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions on completing your housing application. To pay your deposit, visit

$ 13,955 $ 57,755


Complete the online SMU Parent Information form at

how do i? F i n d m y SMU ID a n d SMU email address

Your admission packet contains your SMU ID. Your SMU email address was sent in a separate letter. Get around

Order your $5 SMU Transit Pass to ride DART light rail. Take the Mustang Express to reach Mockingbird Station, where you can connect to DART rail lines and visit nearby stores, services and restaurants. Visit parknpony for more information. pa r k o n c a m p u s

You don’t need a car to get around, but you are allowed to have a car on campus. Your parking permit fees are based on the number of credit hours for which you have registered.

Apply for financial aid at SMU


Here are 6 easy steps:


Visit to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use SMU school code 003613.


Take advantage of the new IRS Data Retrieval Tool for an easier way to provide accurate tax information on your FAFSA.


Visit if you do not have a Federal Student Aid PIN and would like to apply for one. Your PIN will be your electronic signature.


Submit the College Scholarship Service (CSS)/PROFILE® if you also want to be considered for University need-based aid. File your CSS/PROFILE® at Use SMU school code 6660.


Check your SMU email daily for notifications from Financial Aid Advisors.


Check FA Pony Tracks to make sure you have submitted all required forms to receive the maximum aid for which you are eligible. To access FA Pony Tracks, log into your Access.SMU account, select Student Center and scroll down to Finances. Under Finances, click on FA Pony Tracks and then select the Award Year that you wish to view. File your 2013 – 14 FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE® within two weeks of receiving your admission decision. Questions? 214-768-3417 1-800-323-0672

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i m p o r ta n t d at e s January 14

Spring AARO session

January 17

Classes begin

January 20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

March 10 – 16

Spring Break

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SMU is a great adventure, and we want to help you prepare for the journey of a lifetime by providing you with the best resources inside and...

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SMU is a great adventure, and we want to help you prepare for the journey of a lifetime by providing you with the best resources inside and...