Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

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.

Degree Counselors are available for walk-in advising Thursdays and Fridays from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

Our contact information is:

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

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


Administrative Assistant:

Deborah Martin

Contact information: martind@smu.edu or 214-768-2298

Degree Counselors:

A-G

Allison Berk is a graduate from Dedman College and current PMBA student in the Cox School of Business. She enjoys playing and watching soccer (particularly her favorite team, FC Barcelona), traveling, and reading.

Contact information: arberk@smu.edu



H-O

Jennifer Buenrostro is a graduate from Meadows School of the Arts with a degree in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. She enjoys all sports, yoga, cooking, traveling (especially to other countries), and she most definitely enjoys anything about Spain and Latin American countries.

Contact information: jbuenros@smu.edu


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 with her sister, Broadway shows, music from the ‘70’s, and Marvel Superheroes.

Contact information: lamiller@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: Allison Berk

H-O: Jennifer Buenrostro

P-Z: Lisa Miller

The deadline to apply for May 2014 graduation and still make changes to your schedule is Friday, January 24, 2014. 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.

January Interterm 2014

January 1, Wednesday: University Holiday--New Year's Day

J Term in Plano

January 6, Monday: First day of classes

January 7, Tuesday: Last day to declare pass/fail

January 14, Tuesday: Last day to drop/withdraw from the university

January 15, Wednesday: Last class including exam

J Term at Taos

January 6, Monday: First day of classes

January 15, Wednesday: Last day of class. Examinations.

Spring Term 2014

November 4 - January 24, Monday - Friday: Enrollment spring 2014 continuing students for all undergraduates

January 14, Tuesday: Academic Advising, Enrollment and Orientation (AARO) conferences for new first-year and transfer undergraduate students

January 17, Friday: First day of classes

January 20, Monday: University Holiday--Birthday of MLK Jr.

January 24, Friday: Last day to enroll, add courses, or drop courses without grade record. Last day to file for May graduation.

February 4, Tuesday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options. Also, last day to request an excused absence for the observance of a religious holiday.

March 8 - 16, Saturday - Sunday: Spring Break

April 2, Wednesday: Last day for continuing undergraduate students to change their majors before April enrollment

April 7 - 25, Monday - Friday: Enrollment summer 2014 and fall 2014 continuing students for all undergraduates

April 8, Tuesday: Last day to drop a course

April 10, Thursday: Last day for May graduation candidates to change grades of incomplete

April 17, Thursday: Students should file for August or December graduation. Last day to file for August graduation is June 5. last day to file for December graduation is the last day to enroll for fall 2014.

April 18, Friday: University Holiday--Good Friday

April 21, Monday: Honors Convocation, 5:30 PM

April 25, Friday: Last day to withdraw from the University

May 5, Monday: Last day of instruction

May 16, Friday: Baccalaureate

May 17, Saturday: Commencement

Campus May Term 2014

May 15, Thursday: First day of classes

May 16, Friday: Last day to add/enroll and to declare pass/fail/no credit or first-year repeated course grading options

May 26, Monday: University Holiday--Memorial Day

May 27, Tuesday: Last day to drop/withdraw from the University

May 30, Friday: Last day of classes

June 5, Thursday: Last day to file for August graduation*

*NOTE: If you are planning to complete your degree requirements during the May Term, then you should complete an Application for Candidacy to Graduate (via the Student Center on Access) for August degree conferral. Contact you academic degree counselor for specific information.

Taos May Term 2014

May 15, Thursday: First day of classes

May 30, Friday: May Term Examinations


Change of Degree Requirements

  • For the purposes of:
    • Force-matching or substituting a course for a requirement
    • Waiving a particular requirement

Graduation Walk Petition--PRIOR TO or AFTER the completion of degree requirements

  • Prior to:
    • For the purpose of petitioning to participate in the May or December graduation ceremonies even though all degree requirements have not been fulfilled
  • After:
    • For the purpose of petitioning to return to participate in the May or December graduation ceremonies after being certified for graduation

Individual Petition for Substitution/Exemption from GEC Requirements

  • For the purpose of petitioning for a substitution/exemption from a particular GEC requirement
  • Note: Do not use this form for CF courses

Petition for Formal Exemption from GEC Requirements

  • For the purpose of petitioning for a formal exemption from GEC requirements (perspectives, CF's, or both)
  • Note: Only available to particular groups of students; please see the form for more information

Student Enrollment Request Form

  • For the purpose of seeking approval to enroll in 18+ hours in a single semester

Student Major/Minor Declaration/Change Form

  • For the purposes of:
    • Declaring a new major or minor
    • Changing an existing major or minor
    • Deleting a major or minor
  • Note A: A minor cannot be declared until a major has been declared. Do not use when declaring your first major at the university. Please go to the UAC in Blanton 408 to declare your first major.
  • Note B: Some major/minor declarations require signatures by the department. Please click here to see the list.

Student Petition for Re-Evaluation of Transfer Work

  • For the purpose of having transfer work re-evaluated for credit if the work was not originally accepted at SMU or if the student wants to change what the work transferred in as

Undergraduate Pass/Fail Option Declaration

  • For the purpose of declaring a course as pass/fail instead of a letter grade
  • Note: Pass/fail courses, in most cases, cannot count for major, minor, or GEC requirements. Only one pass/fail course may be taken during the semester. Students may take a max of 12 units pass/fail in their academic career.

Undergraduate Petition for Advance Approval of Transfer Work--GEC or UC

  • For the purpose of students who wish to take post-matriculation transfer work

 

NEWS



Welcome to the Dedman Records and Academic Services website.

Come in to apply for May 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


May Commencement Information

Transfer and Transition Services
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