Cox School of Business, TEXAS, DALLAS - ADMISSION

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    Cox School of Business 2021-2022 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Cox School of Business is a business school offering several undergraduate and graduate courses for the students aspiring to study in the USA. The school has an acceptance rate of 47% and the admissions are not easy going. Academic records along with intellect are analyzed for granting admissions. The school is a renowned name in the US Education System that has a wide alumni network of over 40,000 from over 80 countries.

    • The Cox School of Business takes admissions in the fall, spring, and the summer seasons.
    • The average GPA for the students is 3.7.
    • The school has a requirement for the self-reported test scores.
    • The students are required to have work experience in the related field as a requirement for the admissions.
    • The placement rate of the undergraduate courses is 91% and the students can find career and internships after graduating from the school.
    • The School has facilities of all the business subjects and courses as well as widely recognized programs.
    • The Cox School of Business offers business courses and programs under the undergraduate and graduate degree and is highly recognized all over the world for its business courses.

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Admission Updates:

    • In the wake of COVID-19, the institute has decided to begin the coming session virtually if the situation does not subside.
    • The institute has adopted an undergraduate temporary optional test policy for the fall and spring semesters of the coming year.
    • The university has permitted re-submission of financial scholarship forms in case the financial situation of the family has been affected.
    • The selected students will now be permitted to live with their relatives instead of the campus. A refund of the deposits will also be made by the institute in due course of time.


    Application Portal Online
    Acceptance Rate 47%
    Application Fee USD 60 ( Non-refundable)
    Mode Of Payment Online, Credit Cards
    Seasons Of Intake Summer, Fall, Spring
    Academic Calendar Semester Based Academic Calendar
    Financial Aid Scholarships, Loans, Grants And Aids

    COX School of Business Application Deadlines

    The Cox School of Business has its regular and early decision deadlines.

    Type Deadline
    Early action and early decision I November 1
    Regular decision and early decision II January 15

    The institute offers a range of courses for international students across the globe. The aspirants must apply for admissions before the following dates-

    Semester Based Application Deadline
    Spring 2021 January 25
    Summer 2021 May 27

    Cox School of Business International Students Admissions

    The Cox School of Business offers undergraduate courses in bachelor of business administration , graduate courses in MS and MBA domains in various concentrations such as arts administration, real estate, quantitative study, real estate and many more. Apart from that, joint programs such as MBA with JD/MA and MS are also offered.

    How to apply?

    Application portal : The application can be accessed online from the application section of the original website. The following kinds of applications can be submitted – Common application, SMU online application, MyTexas application and the MyCoalition application.

    Application fee : USD 60 ( Non-refundable)

    Basic Admission Requirements : The following requirements must be fulfilled-

    1. Official transcripts
    2. Proof of English proficiency
    3. Copy of passport
    4. Counsellor’s recommendation in PDF format
    5. Personal Essay and Resume
    6. GRE/GMAT scores
    7. ACT/SAT scores
    8. Two references ( Name and Contact Information only)
    9. SMU financial statements form

    Additional Requirements: Teacher’s recommendation in PDF format , InitialView Interview

    The documents must be sent to the university either electronically or via email on the following address: Email :;

    Mail :

    Graduate –

    Mailing Address:

    SMU Cox School of Business
    MSBA Admissions
    PO Box 750521
    Dallas, TX 75275

    Undergraduate –

    SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission
    P.O. Box 750181
    Dallas, TX 75275

    English Proficiency Test Scores

    Students coming from countries where English is not an official language need to submit proof of English language proficiency by taking tests like TOEFL, IELTS, PTE.

    Test Minimum Score Required
    TOEFL (iBT) 100 (22 in each section)
    IELTS 7.5
    PTE 68

    Exemptions :

    Applicants can be exempted from submitting the scores if any one of the conditions if fulfilled :

    1. The applicant holds an educational degree from an institution where English is an official language;
    2. The applicant has lived in a country where English is an official language for at least two of the past four years;
    3. The applicant has scored above 80th percentile in verbal section of GRE/GMAT.

    Visa Process for International Students

    International applicants can start applying for an international visa once the enrolment deposit has been confirmed.

    The following process must be followed in order to obtain a valid visa to study in the USA :

    1. Upon payment of the enrolment deposit, you will be provided with the I-20 or DS-2019 form;
    2. After receiving the form, the candidate can start applying for an F-1 or J-1 visa;
    3. The candidate must then pay the SEVIS I-901 fees ;
    4. After the payment of the SEVIS fee, the candidate can then schedule a visa interview at the nearest US embassy of their home country.

    Please note that the student must arrive in the US not prior to 30 days of the commencement of their classes.

    The following documents must be provided during the visa process:

    • Certificate of finances form;
    • Bank statements demonstrating liquidated funds for the same;
    • Scanned copy of the passport ID page;
    • A scanned copy of the most recent visa to the US, if previously obtained;
    • Current residing address and phone number;
    • Translated English copies of all documents if in other languages;

    Cox School of Business Undergraduate Admissions

    The Cox School of Business is a school of the Southern Methodist University and offers the undergraduate courses as well as the graduate courses also. The degree offered is the bachelor of business administration and the graduate degrees include master of business administration and the like equivalents. The school also has a number of 2-3 internships per student and a job placement rate of 91% after the undergraduate course.

    Applying online: Online mode (Common application, Apply Texas, Coalition application, or SMU online application)

    Application fee: 60 USD

    Admission requirements

    For the undergraduate courses, the common requirements include:

    • Completed application form
    • Official transcripts
    • Financial statement
    • English proficiency proofs
    • Initial View Interview
    • Self-reported test scores to study in USA
    • Passport
    • Counselor recommendation
    • Teacher recommendation
    • Résumé
    • Audition and portfolio requirements for some courses
    • Homeschool supplement

    Cox School Of Business International Graduate Admissions

    The institute is mostly renowned for the graduate programs offered by them in various domains such as accounting, arts administration, entrepreneurship, real estate and many more for international candidates seeking to study in the USA. The major graduate programs offered are MBA and MS in science with various concentrations. Apart from that, three joint programs are also offered by the institute.

    The Cox School of Business maintained a record of 68% employment of graduate students in the past year; The application process for international students is similar to domestic applicants except with some additional requirements. The applicants must follow these instructions during the application process:

    Admission Requirements :

    The following requirements must be fulfilled :

    1. Official high school transcripts
    2. Proof of English language proficiency
    3. Personal essay and resume
    4. GRE/GMAT scores( students with a GPA of 3.4 or higher are exempted)
    5. Two references ( name and contact information only)

    Here are some specific graduate programs offered by the university :

    Requirements Master of Science in Accountancy MBA MS in Health Promotion Management MS Engineering
    GMAT/GRE Required Required Required Required
    Work Experience Not required Two years Not Required Not required
    Resume Required Required Required Not Required
    Recommendations Two Required Two Required
    Essay Required Upto 250 words Required Upto 500 words
    Interview Not Required Required Not Required Required
    Cover Letter Not Required Not Required Required Not Required

    The institute provides a variety of MBA courses to its applicants. The detailed requirements for the same are as follows:

    Program Resume Essay References GRE/GMAT English proficiency Interview GPA
    ONLINE MBA Required Required Required,2 Required Required On interview basis -
    FULL TIME 2 YEAR MBA Required Required Required,2 Required Required On interview basis 3.30
    FULL TIME 1 YEAR MBA Required Required Required,2 Required Required On interview basis 3.30
    MS IN ACCOUNTING Required Required Required, 2 NOT Required Required On interview basis -

    The Cox School of Business has laid down all requirements and details briefly on their original website. After submission of the documents , the applicants will be reviewed on the basis of academic records, extra-curricular activities, feedback received from the references provided, quality of recommendation letters, resumes and personal essays.

    Graduate programs are offered on a rolling basis and in rounds. Interviews are also held as a part of the admission process. Once accepted, students are issued an offer letter. Post the offer letter is issued, students need to apply for the I-20 form and pay the I-901 fee. The I-20 form will be then taken to the U.S. embassy for an F-1 student visa interview.

    The applicants can also check the application status on the status portal of the website by logging in using their unique credentials. These credentials will be provided to the applicants via email. Since the selectivity into the university is fairly selective, applicants must ensure appropriate following of instructions to increase chances of admission.

    Admission FAQs

    Q1- What are the application fee requirements for the School?

    Ans. An application fee of 60 USD is required for the undergraduate and graduate courses and is charged from the international students also.

    Q2- Does the school offer housing facilities?

    Ans. Yes, the school offers housing facilities and is considered to be mandatory for the first and the second year students.

    Q3- What is the course fee for the masters of business administration?

    Ans. The course fee of the program is 49,975 USD.

    Q4- What is the average starting salary after the undergraduate courses for the students and average post MBA salary?

    Ans. The average starting salary is 67,000 USD after the undergraduate course and around 114,000 USD after MBA.

    Q5- What is the average GMAT requirement for the MBA course?

    Ans. The students should hold a score of 650 on average in their GMAT.

    Q6- What is the requirement of the cumulative GPA for the admission process?

    Ans. The GPA required is 3.7 for the undergraduate course and 3.30 for the MBA course.

    Q7- Is there any admission help desk which can be contacted?

    Ans. Yes, the School can be contacted for any kind of query through 75275-0333 and

    Q8- What is the mailing address of the documents to the school?

    Ans. The students can mail their documents at:

    SMU Office of Undergraduate Admission
    P.O. Box 750181
    Dallas, TX 75275

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