The last day to withdraw from the University is: November 25.

Students desiring to withdraw from the University must initiate a Student Petition for Withdrawal / Cancellation form, secure approval from their academic dean, obtain authorization from Student Account Services within the Division of Enrollment Services, and submit the form to the University Registrar. The effective date of the withdrawal is the date the Student Petition for Withdrawal is processed in the Office of the Registrar. No refunds are made without an official withdrawal. 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 for 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.

A student who officially cancels his or her enrollment or withdraws from the University is charged only a portion of tuition and fees based on the effective date of the cancellation / withdrawal.

Please refer to the tables below for the percentage of tuition refund.

Tuition and Fees Refund Rates For Withdrawal / Cancellation

Undergraduates, Graduate Dedman, Graduate Meadows, Simmons School of Education and Human Development (Except Dispute Resolution and Masters of Counseling)

On or before payment due date: 100%
1st through 5th day of class: 90%
6th through 10th day of class: 50%
11th through 15th day of class: 25%
16th through 20th day of class: 10%
After 20th day of class: 0%

The last day to cancel a class is August 29.

The last day to drop a class is November 7.

Professional MBA, Full-time MBA, Executive MBA

Prior to first day of term: 100%
1st through 6th day of class: 90%
7th through 10th day of class: 50%
11th through 15th day of class: 25%
16th through 20th day of class: 10%
After 20th day of class: 0%
Click here for information on the MBA academic calendar.

School of Law

Prior to first day of term: 100%
1st through 7th day of class: 90%
8th through 10th day of class: 50%
11th through 15th day of class: 25%
16th through 20th day of class: 10%
After 20th day of class: 0%
Click here for information on the School of Law academic calendar.

Graduate Engineering / MLS

Prior to first day of term: 100%
1st through 7th day of class: 90%
8th through 10th day of class: 50%
11th through 15th day of class: 25%
16th through 20th day of class: 10%
After 20th day of class: 0%

The last day to cancel a class is August 29.

The last day to drop a class is November 7.

Perkins School of Theology

Prior to first day of term: 100%
1st through 7th day of class: 90%
8th through 10th day of class: 50%
11th through 15th day of class: 25%
16th through 20th day of class: 10%
After 20th day of class: 0%

The last day to cancel a class is August 29.

The last day to drop a class is November 7.

Guildhall

Prior to first day of term: 100%
1st through 2nd day of class: 50%
After 2nd day of class: 0%
Click here for information on the Guildhall academic calendar.

EHD - Dispute Resolution and Masters of Counseling only

Click here for withdrawal/cancellation/calendar information for Dispute Resolution.

Click here for withdrawal/cancellation/calendar information for Masters of Counseling.

First Day of Class by Careers:

Undergraduate August 25
Dedman College Graduate August 25
Meadows School of the Arts Graduate August 25
Lyle School of Engineering Graduate August 25
Executive Engineering August 25
Perkins School of Theology August 25
School of Law August 25
MBA Executive August 22
MBA Full Time / Professional (Module A) August 25
MBA Full Time / Professional (Module B) October 20
Guildhall Module A August 18
Guildhall Module B October 20
Dispute Resolution Fall term August 4
Dispute Resolution Jan term October 20
Masters of Counseling Fall term August 4
Masters of Counseling Jan term October 20

See financial information concerning payment due date at: www.smu.edu/bursar

If you have questions or comments, please email the Registrar's Office at registrar@smu.edu.