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SMU Dual Admission Applications Available

October 27, 2005 -- Collin County Community College District (Collin) students interested in transferring to Southern Methodist University (SMU) should look into applying to the dual admissions program.

The deadline to apply is for the spring semester Thursday, Dec. 1 with 20 students accepted into the program each year.

The dual admissions program allows Collin students to work with SMU advisors to ensure a successful transfer into the student’s selected major. Students selected for the program receive tickets to SMU sporting events, lecture series and access to the university’s library, among other amenities.

Recently, Collin and SMU held a reception for the five incoming dual admission students and recognized two former dual admissions students who will graduate from SMU this December.

Applications are available at http://transferu.collin.edu/smu.html or at the academic advising or admissions and records offices at the Central Park, Preston Ridge and Spring Creek campuses.

Students interested in participating must have maintained a 2.95 grade point average in transferable hours with less than 30 hours. Students with more than 30 hours must maintain a 2.7 grade point average in transferable hours. No more than 62 hours can be transferred to SMU.

In addition to the application, students must submit transcripts, a two-part personal essay and a professor’s letter of recommendation.

A committee comprised of Collin and SMU staff will select which students are accepted into the program and those students will be notified by mid-January.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.