Services for Students & Families

Services to Students and their Families


Concurrent Enrollment

To demonstrate SMU's commitment to serving the academic needs of local high school students the Gifted Students Institute offers Concurrent Enrollment for qualified students.  Concurrent Enrollment is the enrollment of a high school student* in college or university courses that are separate from high school courses.  This program provides a mechanism for advanced high school students to accelerate their academic pursuits through additional exposure to higher education as well as an opportunity to  explore SMU as a college choice.

Eligibility:
High School students (ordinarily, juniors and seniors) who have satisfied the prerequisites for college-level courses, who have demonstrated potential for success with college work, and whose high schools encourage concurrent enrollment. SMU reserves the right to limit enrollment.

Procedure:
Students enroll at the Office of Pre-College Programs, 3101 University Blvd., Suite 163C. Students who are interested in enrolling must complete an application form and obtain the approval of a parent/guardian and school principal. All students must submit PSAT/SAT or ACT scores and a high school transcript along with the initial application. Transcripts for all academic work done after 8th grade must be resubmitted prior to enrollment for a new academic year in an SMU Pre-college Program. Some areas of study may require prior approval from the academic department on the SMU campus before a student can be enrolled in class. University calendars and course schedules are available on the SMU website at smu.edu. Upon acceptance, students are notified of the time and date for registration. Click here for an application.

Tuition:
For the 2012-13 academic year, students pay a reduced tuition rate of $516 per credit hour (a 3-hour-credit course would be $1548). Students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs in their local high schools and meet the criteria for admittance are encouraged to inquire about tuition scholarships. The application fee is $75. Textbooks are the responsibility of the students.

Payment:
The application fee must be sent with the application. This can be paid by check (payable to SMU) or credit card (MasterCard or Visa). The tuition is paid via the student’s account on the web at access.smu.edu, or smu.edu/bursar/Webpay. Tuition payment can be made with credit card (MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express) or electronic check (echeck). For due dates for tuition payments, visit smu.edu/bursar/underdue.

Health Center Requirements
Effective January 1, 2012, Texas law requires that all new students under the age of 30 must provide documentation to the Health Center demonstrating that they have been vaccinated against Bacterial Meningitis within the past 5 years. SMU requires students to submit this proof 10 days prior to the first class day. The SMU Student Health Center (www.smu.edu/HealthCenter) has the bacterial meningitis vaccination available for a cost; you may make an appointment by calling 214-768-2141, or you can visit the Health Center’s immunization clinic anytime from 9-11 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 on Wednesdays. You may also obtain a meningitis immunization at your doctor’s office, a local pharmacy which provides immunizations, or the county health department. Otherwise, a conscientious exemption form may be obtained by completing a request for the form online at: https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco/affidavit.shtm. We do not wish to discourage anyone from enrolling, so should you be applying and registering less than 10 days prior to the first day of class, please call the GSI office, 214-768-0123, to discuss options.

The SMU Health Center, www.smu.edu/HealthCenter, requires that a form, www.smu.edu/healthcenter/medical/healthhistory, be filed with them prior to allowing a student to enroll.  Please submit your 2-page Health Form and immunization record directly to the Health Center.  You can use email (healthcenter@smu.edu), fax (214-768-2151) or postal mail (SMU Memorial Health Center, P.O. Box 750195, Dallas TX 75272-0195).

*SMU reserves the right to limit enrollment.

The Gifted Students Institute office is located at 3101 University, Suite 172, Dallas TX  75275.   The mailing address is P O Box 750383. Dallas TX 75275-0383.