The last day to withdraw from the University is: November 21. Grades of W will be given and no refund given.
Students desiring to withdraw from the University must initiate a Student Petition for Withdrawal / Cancellation form (visit academic school of record office for form), secure approval from their academic dean, then the academic dean submits the form to the University Registrar. The effective date of the withdrawal is the date the Student Petition for Withdrawal is processed in the University Registrar’s Office. Discontinuance of class attendance or notification to the instructors of intention to withdraw does not constitute an official withdrawal. Students who reside in University housing must secure clearance from the Office of Residence Life and Student Housing.
Medical withdrawals provide a pro rata refund of tuition and fees, and have conditions that must be met prior to re-enrollment at SMU. Medical withdrawals can only be authorized by a licensed physician or psychologist/ counselor in the SMU Health Center. The University does not grant retroactive medical withdrawals. The last day a student can request a medical withdrawal is the last day of class instruction of the semester/term the student is requesting to withdraw from. Withdrawing students living in SMU housing must check out of the residence halls with Residence Life and Student Housing per established procedures. Contact the SMU Health Center for specific information regarding medical withdrawals.
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