All continuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional students except EMBA, military/NTU, Dispute Resolution and Masters of Counseling.
Check Access.SMU http://access.smu.edu for your enrollment appointment time and any service indicators (holds) which need to be cleared prior to your enrollment.
Check Access.SMU for course availability at http://access.smu.edu, by using Class Search. For a listing of courses in the General Education Curriculum, click here. For a listing of courses in the University Curriculum, click here. For a copy of a Trial Schedule to assist you with schedule planning, click here.
All undergraduate students must meet with an academic adviser prior to enrolling for a term for assistance in planning majors and minors and scheduling courses that will count towards their graduation requirements. Failure to meet with the academic adviser prior to enrolling for a term may result in sanctions. After the initial required advising session for the term, students are encouraged to seek assistance from their academic adviser when considering adding and dropping courses. Students have the final responsibility for the accuracy of their enrollment, the applicability of their courses towards their degree requirements, and their academic performance.
Student Athletes: Consult with the Athletic Compliance Office prior to attempting to drop a course to review the effects the drop might have on your athletic participation and aid. After the consultation, the Compliance Office will update Access.SMU to allow you to process the drop through self-service should that be your decision. The consultation is advisory, and the choice to drop a course is yours to make. If you need assistance regarding your scholarship or other aspects of being a student athlete, contact Dave Wollman, Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development.
International Students: If a drop will take you to fewer than 12 hours, you should consult with the International Center. After consultation, the International Office must modify the minimum hours in order for international UG students to drop below 12 hours for the spring or fall term. Failure to maintain full-time hours may result in deportation.
Students on Merit or Need Based Financial Aid: If a drop will take you to fewer than 12 hours, you should consult with your financial aid adviser prior to attempting to drop a course. Your financial aid adviser will be able to tell you any effects the drop will have to your aid. After the consultation, you can process a drop through self-service in Access.SMU should that be your decision. If you have any questions regarding this procedure or your financial aid, contact Cindy Luetzow, Associate Financial Aid Director.
All students are to provide the
University registrar a current home and mailing address, telephone
number (cell number if available), and emergency contact. Under Personal Information on Access.SMU, all students must provide
accurate information as requested.
After verifying this information in each of the requested areas, the
student must check the appropriate box to indicate that the
information has been updated and verified. At that time, a date will
appear indicating that the information had been verified and/or
It is very important that all students go into Access.SMU http://access.smu.edu under Personal Information and check the
accuracy of this information. If this information is not verified in
a timely manner, a HOLD might be placed on student accounts for any
future enrollment terms at SMU.
University policy requires that all students have current home
address (local), mailing address, and telephone information on file
as well as a cell number if available. Students may have other
address types on file, including a Residence Address where you are
currently living (street number, street name, city, state --- a
P.O.Box is not valid for this address type).
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS are required to have a home, mailing, and
To update parent addresses, please complete the update form -
for the form.
Obtain Department/Instructor permission
before attempting to enroll in a course that requires consent.
You must clear all service
indicators (holds) prior to enrolling. Some financial holds may not be
updated for 24 hours.
Decide on the Campus Essentials (arts
package, commuter meal plan, parking, pony express, sports
package, yearbook), you want to purchase as you enroll for your classes. To purchase Campus Essentials go to Access.SMU.
You may enroll from any web-based
computer. For web registration instructions,
students who wish to receive Financial Aid for the 2013-14 academic year
must file an 2013-14 FAFSA and 2013-14 CSS Profile.
These forms need to be completed by APRIL 15th
for priority consideration. All other requested documents must be filed
no later than July 1st. (Includes Verification, Proof of Citizenship,
Non Custodial Parent information, etc.); Due to
the current economic climate, we are experiencing higher demand for
funds.Please respond promptly to
any and all Financial Aid requests.
students who wish to receive Financial Aid for the 2013-14 academic
year must file the 2013-14 FAFSA.
check your email frequently for updates or requests for additional
information from the Financial Aid Office. Award notifications will be
sent to your SMU email account in early June. Please remember all holds
must be cleared prior to enrollment.
Clear your account.
Billing notifications are sent to the student’s SMU
email address and to the designated Authorized Payer(s) email address
when the bill is available for online viewing through SMUpay, depending
on when you enroll. Check your SMU campus e-mail on a
regular basis. You
may also view your account on-line at Access.SMU through SMUpay. Pay
your bill account on or before payment due date. Payments may be made
For further information on payment due date,
visit the Bursar website. Payments must be posted to your account by the payment due
date showing on the bill in order to avoid a late payment fee or
monthly 1.5% past due fee.
If you have questions concerning your student account or payment, please
contact Student Financials at 214-768-3417.
For additional information concerning Enrollment, please contact the
University Registrar's Office by telephone: 214-768-2442, by fax:
214-768-4772 or by email: