Applying to SMDEP
Overview: How Do I Apply?
SMDEP program sites are completely autonomous in making admissions
decisions. The SMDEP National Program Office (NPO) has established
admissions guidelines regarding acceptance procedures
for sites and applicants. SMDEP program sites are expected to follow
To apply to SMDEP, you must submit all of the following materials
by the deadline:
- SMDEP Web Application—Once
successfully submitted, your information is immediately available
within 10 business days of receipt at the National Program Office.
An admissions decision will not be given until all transcripts
are received. Please follow up with your registrar's office to
ensure that transcripts arrive by the deadline.
Please Note: If you are a freshman in college and you have not received your first semester grades, please allow time for
grades to be established before sending your transcripts to the
National Program Office.
- 2013/2014 Recommendation
for coming soon —Processed within 10 business
days of receipt at the National Program Office.
Late submission of transcripts and recommendations could result
in your application not being processed. Please ensure that all
of your documents are submitted to the NPO on or before
the application deadline of March 1!
The NPO strongly encourages early submission of the application
to increase your chance of being considered by the program site(s)
you designated, since applications are reviewed on a first-come,
Note: To give the program sites adequate time to view all
applications and make decisions, the NPO is requesting that all
letters of recommendation and transcripts be postmarked by Friday,
March 1, 2013.
Providing correct and timely information facilitates efficient
application processing. Review the program descriptions and identify
the site(s) that best fit your needs before completing the application.
Please note: Students may attend SMDEP only once. After completing
SMDEP, students are encouraged to also take part in other