Chart your college career
SMU's Dedman College Advising Center can help with your academic planning from your first term toward graduation. Even if you know exactly which major you want to pursue, it's important to formulate a plan to build your academic portfolio and meet all of the requirements toward your degree.
As a first-year student, you'll be assigned a professional adviser to help you map out an academic program that meets your individual goals. Once you declare a major, you'll be assigned an adviser in your academic field – yet another opportunity for a mentoring relationship.
SMU was one of the first universities in the United States to establish a computerized degree audit system as part of our commitment to help keep you on track toward graduation. That way, we can help you take steps to correct your path if necessary. And we monitor your progress along the way.
We also provide early progress reports in your first academic term, so that we can help you make necessary adjustments in study skills, learning style, or courses. We will work to help you get on track from the start.