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Office of Non-Degree Credit Studies


Office of Non-Degree Credit Studies

Welcome to SMU's Office of Non-Degree Credit Studies.

We look forward to serving you.

The Office of Non-Degree Credit Studies assists students who wish to enroll in SMU courses for credit, but who do not intend to pursue an SMU degree program. Our office assists:

  • students in good standing and visiting from another four-year college or university.
  • students who have already earned a degree and wish to take undergraduate pre-requisite courses for graduate programs.
  • students who wish to participate in SMU programs such as SMU-in-Taos, SMU Abroad, and Interterms (JanTerm and MayTerm) on the main campus.
  • students who want to take pre-requisite courses to apply for medical/dental/pharmacy/veterinary schools.
  • students who have transferred to the Dallas area and wish to finish their degrees at their home universities. With permission from their home universities, students can take SMU courses and transfer them back to finish their degrees.
  • members of the Dallas community who wish to enrich their knowledge in a particular area by taking an SMU course for credit.

Please contact us with any questions you may have or if you need additional information.

Non-Degree Credit Studies Office
Veronica Decena, Manager of Certification, Visiting Students and Special Projects
The Blanton Building
6185 Airline Rd. at SMU Blvd., Suite 101
Dallas TX 75205
214/768-2507 fax

Important Dates

Registration Dates

Continuing Non-Degree Students:

Continuing non-degree students who attended Spring semester 2016 can begin registering for Summer and Fall 2016 on April 23. If you need assistance registering, contact Veronica Decena at 214/768-4272 or email

August 18 - 26, 2016

New non-degree students will begin registering for Fall term 2016 on August 18 and continue through August 26, 2016. For registration information, contact Veronica Decena at 214/768-4272 or email We are located in the Laura Lee Blanton Building, 6185 Airline Rd. at SMU Blvd., Room 101.

Important Dates for
MayTerm 2016

March 7, 2016
Courses visible on my.SMU

April 23, 2016
Registration opens

May 3, 2016

Tuition payment deadline

May 12, 2016
First day of instruction

May 26, 2016
Last day of instruction and final exams 

Important Dates for
Fall Term 2016

August 22
First Day of Classes

August 26
Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record or tuition billing

October 10-11
Fall Break

November 4
Last day to drop a class

November 22
Last day to withdraw from the University

December 5
Last day of instruction

December 8-14