Once students have matriculated at SMU, they
may transfer no more than 30 hours to SMU, effective Fall 2009. To ensure that a course taken at another college or university will transfer and that proper credit will be awarded, the student should petition the course for credit. Depending on the curriculum the student follows, he/she will complete either the
Undergraduate Petition for Advanced Approval of Transfer Credit - GEC or the
Undergraduate Petition for Advanced Approval of Transfer Credit - UC.
Approval from the
following people is required:
- Academic Adviser
- Chair of SMU department offering
- Courseís Academic Dean/Director
- Studentís Academic Dean/Director
Students who fail to get prior approval for
transfer work may petition later for transfer credit, but they have no
assurance that it will be awarded. Permission may be denied for educational
Students are responsible for making sure an
official transcript of all
transfer work attempted is sent to the University Registrar immediately
following completion of the work.
Forms for petitioning transfer credit are
available in your Deanís Office or may be downloaded here.
Official college transcripts are required
for all college-level work attempted, regardless of transferability. See the
Standards for Official
Transcripts page for transcript requirements.
Current SMU students should have their transcripts sent to:
P.O. Box 750181
Dallas, TX 75275-0181
NOTE: Please be aware that graduate and professional programs have certain limits regarding the transferability of courses. You should consult with your specific school or department concerning transfer courses.