Semester Online

Calendar: Fall 2013

SMU students interested in a Semester Online course should carefully review the calendar to note deadlines and differences between SMU campus offerings () and Semester Online offerings () that might impact them.

Note: SMU students planning to take a Semester Online course must file an application and enroll with Semester Online, and get approval from SMU and enroll at SMU.

Thurs, Aug 22
Last Day for a SMU student to submit application to Semester Online. Students also should have begun the SMU approval process to take a Semester Online course.
Sat, Aug 24
Residence halls officially open
Sun, Aug 25
Opening Convocation, McFarlin Auditorium
Mon, Aug 26
First day of classes
Mon, Aug 26
First Day of Semester Online classes (check the Semester Online Schedule of Classes for the start day of a specific course; carefully note the time zone)
SMU students should have obtained SMU approval to take a Semester Online course.
Wed, Aug 28
Last day for a SMU student to complete the enrollment process through Semester Online
Students should also complete the enrollment process at SMU through the Office of Special Studies.
Fri, Aug 30
Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record
This deadline also applies to Semester Online courses.
Mon, Sept 2
University Holiday - Labor Day
Labor Day is not a Semester Online day. Students should check with their Semester Online instructor
Wed, Sept 11
Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options
Last day to request an excused absence for the observance of a religious holiday
Semester Online courses cannot be taken pass/fail or for No Credit.
Students should discuss the need for an excused absence for the observance of a religious holiday with the Semester Online Counselor prior to enrolling in the course. Students should inform their Semester Online instructor of the need on the first class meeting.
Tues, Oct 1
Early intervention grades due for first-year undergraduate students
Semester Online courses will not participate in early intervention grade reporting.
Mon-Tues, Oct 14-15
Fall Break
Semester Online classes will meet as scheduled on these days.
Sun, Oct 27
Mid-Term grades due for first-year and sophomore students Semester Online courses will not participate in early intervention grade reporting.
Fri, Nov 8
Last day to drop a course
Last day to drop a course
Tues, Nov 26
Last day to withdraw from the University
A withdrawal includes a Semester Online enrollment.
Wed, Nov 27
No Class day
Nov 25-29
Semester Online Fall Break – no classes
Campus classes will meet Monday and Tuesday
Thurs- Fri, Nov 28-29
University Holiday – Thanksgiving
Wed-Mon, Dec 4-9
No final examinations or unscheduled tests and papers
Mon, Dec 9
Last day of instruction
Tues-Wed, Dec 10-11
Reading Days
Semester Online classes will meet
Thurs-Wed, Dec 12-18
Examinations (no examinations scheduled for Sunday)
Grades due 48 hours after the scheduled final examination for a course
Fri, Dec 13
Last Day of Semester Online classes?
Semester Online Final Examinations will be given on the last day of the class.
Semester Online Grades due (48 hours after last day of semester)