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Dedman Records and Academic Services

Dedman Records and Academic Services

Dedman Records and Academic Services (DRAS) is the office responsible for Dedman College policy and procedures, petitions, major/minor changes, and graduation certification.

Our office is located in 134 Clements Hall.
Office and appointment hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We are closed 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Our contact information is:
PO Box 750372
Dallas, TX 75275-0372
214-768-2298 phone
214-768-2207 fax
dcrecords@smu.edu

Your Dedman College degree will be certified by your degree counselor at the Dedman Records and Academic Services office in 134 Clements Hall.

To find your degree counselor, use the first letter of your last name:

A-G: Jose De Haro

H-O: Kenneth Cedeno

P-Z:  Lisa Miller

Graduation Deadlines

You can still apply for Spring 2017 graduation--do it now if you are completing all requirements!  Any delay could result in your information not being listed correctly in the Commencment Program.

You will need to have registered for your last semester of coursework at SMU before you may apply.

Please visit the "Home" tab to see hours of operation, then call 214-768-2298 to schedule an appointment with your degree counselor.

Spring Term 2017

  • April 10–28, Monday–Friday: Enrollment for summer 2017 and fall 2017 continuing students for all undergraduates and for graduates in Dedman College, Lyle and Meadows.
  • April 11, Tuesday: Last day to drop a course
  • April 13, Thursday: Last Day for May graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete.
  • April 14, Friday: Good Friday. University offices closed.
  • April 16, Sunday: Easter Sunday.
  • April 17, Monday: Honors Convocation, 5:30 p.m.
  • April 26, Wednesday: Students should file for August or December graduation. Last day to file for August graduation is June 8. Last day to file for December graduation is the last day to enroll for fall 2017.
  • April 28, Friday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
  • May 3– 8, Wednesday–Monday: No final examinations or unscheduled tests and papers.
  • May 4, Thursday: Last day for oral/written examinations for graduate students who are May degree candidates.
  • May 8, Monday: Last day of instruction, follows Friday schedule.
  • May 9, Tuesday: Reading Day.
  • May 10–16, Wednesday–Tuesday: Examinations (No examinations scheduled for Sunday).
  • May 17, Wednesday: Residence halls officially close for non-graduating students.
  • May 19, Friday: Baccalaureate.
  • May 20, Saturday: May Commencement.  Official close of term and conferral date.
  • May 21, Sunday: Residence halls officially close for graduating seniors.

May Interterm 2017

Some areas of instruction may offer a limited number of selected courses during the May term, May 17– June 3. Each May term course may have unique start and end dates within the May 17–June 3 term to accommodate the particular needs of the course.

Dallas May Term 2017

Classes meet four hours per day, Monday through Friday.

  • May 18, Thursday: First day of classes.
  • May 19, Friday: Last day to add/enroll and to declare pass/fail/no credit or first-year repeated course grading options.
  • May 29, Monday: Memorial Day Holiday. University offices closed.
  • May 30, Tuesday: Last day to drop/withdraw from the university.
  • June 2, Friday: Last day of classes, including examinations. Official close of term and conferral date.
  • June 8, Thursday: Last day to file for August graduation

May Term at SMU-in-Taos 2017

NOTE: The following dates are applicable only for SMU-in-Taos. Permission of SMU-in-Taos required for all enrollments.

  • May 17, Wednesday: Travel day and arrival of students, 2-6 p.m.
  • May 18, Thursday: First Day of Classes.
  • June 2, Friday: Last day of classes, including examinations. Official close of term and conferral date.
  • June 3, Saturday: Departure of students.

Summer Term 2017

The summer term consists of three primary sessions: first session, second session and a full summer session. Each primary session has different deadline dates. There are also shorter and longer sessions to accommodate the particular needs of the various instructional units such as SMU Abroad, SMU-in-Taos, and Perkins School of Theology.

Full Summer Session

Note: Classes will meet 2 hours and 15 minutes twice a week or 1 hour and 30 minutes three times a week.

  • May 29, Monday: Memorial Day. University offices closed.
  • June 5, Monday: First day of classes.
  • June 8, Thursday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record. Last day to file for August graduation.
  • June 14, Wednesday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options.
  • July 4, Tuesday: Independence Day. University offices closed.
  • July 20, Thursday: Last day for August graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete.
  • July 27, Thursday: Last day to drop a course.
  • August 2, Wednesday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
  • August 8, Tuesday: Last day of classes, including examinations. Official close of the term and conferral date.

First Session

Note: Classes meet 2 hours a day, Monday-Friday.

  • May 29, Monday: Memorial Day. University offices closed.
  • June 5, Monday: First day of classes.
  • June 6, Tuesday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record.
  • June 8, Thursday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options. Last day to file for August graduation.
  • June 27, Tuesday: Last day to drop a course.
  • June 28, Wednesday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
  • July 4, Tuesday: Independence Day. University offices closed.
  • July 5, Wednesday: Last day of classes, including examinations.

Summer I Session at SMU-in-Taos

NOTE: The following dates are applicable only for SMU-in-Taos

  • June 6, Tuesday: Student travel day and arrival, 2-6 p.m.
  • June 7, Wednesday: First day of classes.
  • June 8, Thursday: Last day to enroll, add courses and drop courses without grade record. Permission of Taos required for all enrollments.
  • June 12, Monday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options.
  • June 30, Friday: Last day of classes, including examinations.
  • July 1, Saturday: Departure of students.

Second Session

Classes meet two hours a day, Monday-Friday.

  • June 8, Thursday: Last day to file for August graduation.
  • July 4,Tuesday: Independence Day. University offices closed.
  • July 6, Thursday: First day of classes.
  • July 7, Friday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop without grade record.
  • July 11, Tuesday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options.
  • July 17, Monday: Last day for August graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete.
  • July 27, Thursday: Last day to drop a course.
  • July 31, Monday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
  • August 4, Friday: Last day of classes, including examinations.
  • August 8, Tuesday: Official close of the term and conferral date.

August Term at SMU-in-Taos 2017

Note: The following dates are applicable only for SMU-in-Taos. Permission of SMU-in-Taos required for all enrollments.

  • August 2, Wednesday : Student travel day and arrival, 2-6 p.m.
  • August 3, Thursday: First day of classes.
  • August 18, Friday: Last day of classes, including examinations. Official close of term and conferral of degrees.
  • August 19, Saturday: Departure of students.

Looking for an opportunity to earn academic credit and get real-world experience?  Try an internship!  Many Dedman departments offer internships for academic credit.

The process for obtaining an internship for academic credit is:

  1. Identify an internship in your major/minor or as free-elective credit.

  2. Work with your academic advisor or major/minor instructor and internship supervisor to complete the Internship Learning Contract as well as the Release of Liability waiver. 

  3. Enroll in the appropriate course for the number of academic credits--40 hours of internship = 1 unit of credit; 80 hours of internship = 2 units of credit; 120 hours of internship = 3 units of credit

  4. Participate in the internship.

  5. Complete the student evaluation, submit the completed instructor and supervisor evaluation, and receive your grade.

More information regarding internships can be found by contacting Lisa Miller and by visiting the Internship webpage.

 

Change of Degree Requirement Petition (Force Match):  

Change of Degree Requirements

 

Major/Minor Declaration/Change Form

Change of Program Plan

 

 

 

 For all other forms, please see the Forms Library at the Enrollment Services page HERE.

Director:

 

 

 

 

Jay Orenduff came to SMU in 2011 after fifteen years at Columbia University (as a graduate student, residence life director, and academic advising dean). As a native Texan, he was very happy to return home.

Contact information: jorenduff@smu.edu

 

Degree Counselors:

Student's with last name beginning A-G:

 

José De Haro has a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in Spanish and an M.A. in Dispute Resolution from the Simmons School of Education & Human Development at Southern Methodist University. Jose enjoys watching college athletics, photography, and exploring new cities.

Contact Information: jdeharo@smu.edu

 

Student's with last name beginning H-O

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Cedeno is a graduate from Dedman College in Anthropology and a current student in the Dedman School of Law.

Contact information: kcedeno@smu.edu

 

Student's with last name beginning P-Z

 

 

 

 

Lisa Miller has a master’s degree in history from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and also teaches history at Collin College. She enjoys traveling, Broadway shows, music from the ‘70’s, and Marvel Superheroes.

Contact information: lamiller@smu.edu

 

NEWS



Welcome to the Dedman Records and Academic Services website.

Come in to apply for spring graduation.

Please call 214-768-2298 to schedule an appointment.

Have you met all of your Dedman College Program Requirements?

120 total academic units

42 advanced hours

60 SMU units

2 Wellness

Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA


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