The last day to withdraw from the University is: April 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 allow a daily pro rata refund of tuition and fees. However, a medical withdrawal includes requirements that must be met prior to re-enrollment at SMU. The medical director, psychiatric director, counseling and testing director, or the vice president for student affairs must authorize medical withdrawal. Authorization must be obtained no later than the University's withdrawal deadline date for the term.

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), Graduate Lyle, and Guildhall

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 January 24.

The last day to drop a class is April 8.

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.

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 January 24.

The last day to drop a class is April 8.

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 January 17
Dedman College Graduate January 17
Meadows School of the Arts Graduate January 17
Lyle School of Engineering Graduate January 17
Executive Engineering January 17
Perkins School of Theology January 23
School of Law January 9
MBA Executive January 3
MBA Full Time / Professional (Module A) January 6
MBA Full Time / Professional (Module B) March 10
Guildhall Module A January 13
Guildhall Module B March 24
Dispute Resolution Jan term January 21
Masters of Counseling Jan term January 21

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.