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On February 15, 2002, Collin County Community College District and Southern Methodist University entered into a Pre-admission Agreement. According to the agreement, Collin students may apply to become pre-admission students at the beginning of their first year of study at Collin and transfer to SMU after their first or second year of study, provided they follow SMU's curriculum guidelines and comply with all SMU admission requirements.

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Pre-admission Students will receive the following student benefits at SMU:

Every pre-admission student will have access to SMU advisors.  SMU will provide scholarship opportunities to pre-admission students, as it does for students from other community colleges, who meet the SMU transfer scholarship criteria. Information regarding these opportunities will be provided to pre-admission students.

To apply to become pre-admission students, Collin students must follow SMU's published curriculum guidelines, meet all SMU admission requirements, and complete the Pre-admission Application. SMU's application fee is waived when the student transfers to SMU. The Collin/SMU Admissions Committee will review each application and make recommendations for student selection. The application packet must contain official Collin transcripts, standardized test scores, personal essay, and one letter of recommendation.

In order to transfer to SMU, pre-admission students must maintain a grade point average of 2.95 in transferable hours if they have less than 30 semester credit hours. Pre-admission students with more than 30 semester credit hours must maintain a GPA of 2.7 in transferable hours. Collin students may transfer no more than 62 semester credit hours to SMU.

For more information read the SMU-Collin Pre-admission Information Sheet which is attached to the application or contact:

Collin College: 
Gloria Tyler, Administrative Assistant at 972-985-3735

Southern Methodist University:
Jennifer Lasagna, Director of Transfer Admission at 214-768-3992

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If you need assistance contact: Gloria Tyler, administrative assistant at 972.985.3735.