The Department of Teaching & Learning

Frequently Asked Questions

First you will need to make sure you have activated your student ID number. After you have been admitted to the university, you will receive a letter from the registrar's office with this information. If you have not, please call the department and make a request for your ID number. It is issued to you when you apply with the university.

Go to to activate your ID. 

Next you will need to familiarize yourself with my.SMU. my.SMU is a web based application offering a variety of features for students, faculty, and staff. This is the portal for enrollment, financial statements, grade records, and much more. SMU's Office of Information Technology provides online tutorials for many my.SMU services and you can access those here.

Access the student center in my.SMU to enroll for courses. Make sure to use the class number, and not the course number for enrollment purposes. 

The Parking and ID Card Services office is located in Expressway Towers, now known as the "East Campus."

The Bursar's website provides a wealth of information about student financial matters.

*Please note: The Department of Teaching & Learning cannot assist students with financial matters. For inquiries about amounts owed, statement discrepancies, late fees, holds to an account, please contact the Bursar's office directly. (214) 768-3417

The Registrar's office publishes academic calendars and course catalogs, and provides a wide variety of student services. They are located on the main campus in the Blanton Student Services Building, on the first floor. (214) 768-3417

The Office of Information Technology provides an excellent suite of resources for all technology-related services. You can find all student technology services listed here and includes information about Courses.SMU, discount software, SMU wireless access, and email setup for mobile phones.

Additionally, the IT Training Team produced a short video that provides an overview of technology services for new students, including some useful "how-to" information.


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The university graduate catalog can be found here