The information on this page only applies to new entering students.
Current SMU students must petition for advanced approval to take
courses at other institutions and transfer credit back to SMU.
Check with your school of record's office for more information
about this petition process.
Southern Methodist University has pre-approved many courses from other colleges and universities that are transferable to SMU for credit. Please select the school from which you will be transferring from to see how the classes you have taken will work towards your SMU academic career.
Note to current SMU students: These approved lists are solely for new transfers to SMU. Southern Methodist University students MUST petition ALL post-matriculation transfer courses PRIOR to enrollment. SMU schools have differing policies regarding the transferability of outside credit, some allow 2-year institutions while others require all transfer work be completed at an accredited, 4-year institution. Students who fail to obtain prior approval for transfer work are not guaranteed credit for their courses.
2-year and other institutions (Junior, Community, e.g.)
Southern Methodist University uses the
Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) to determine many transfer equivalencies for a variety of 2-year and 4-year schools in Texas. If a course is taken at a participating TCCNS school and is not listed within our equivalency guides, then you may look up this information on the TCCNS website (www.tccns.org).