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Southern Methodist University - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

All first-year applicants to SMU are initially admitted to the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.

Admission to the Lyle School of Engineering is by "inter-school transfer" after completion of 24 credit hours and demonstration of the ability to achieve academic success in engineering or applied science by attaining a 2.0 or higher cumulative SMU GPA.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

For civil, environmental, electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering and computer science, a 2.500 GPA in the engineering subset is required. For management science, a 3.000 subset GPA is required. The subset includes: DISC 1312/2305 and 1313/2306, MATH 1337 and 1338 and courses required by the department: Civil and Environmental Engineering: CEE 1302 and CEE/ME 2310. Computer Engineering and Computer Science: CSE 1341, CSE 1342 and KNW 2300 and a C- or higher in all subset classes. Electrical Engineering: two of EE 1350, EE 2381, CHEM 1303, CSE 1341, or PHYS 1303. Management Science: CSE 1341, CSE 1342 and EMIS 1360 and earn a grade of "C" or better in all subset courses. Mechanical Engineering: two of ME 1302 and ME/CEE 2310.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Foriegn students cannot be evaluated until all forms, information and documation are submitted (see list below). For more details contact SMU International Office.
Application for Admission
Nonrefundable Application Fee ($60 USD)
Official SAT/ACT Score Report
Official TOEFL or IELTS Score Report (if applicable)
Letter of Recommendation in Sealed Envelopes
Secondary School and College-Level Transcripts
Confidential Financial Statement

Residency Requirements

There is a 60 semester-hour residency requirement for a bachelor's degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A 2.5 GPA is required for all transferable courses from other institutions.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 16
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 8