Take pre-approved coursework elsewhere

Dependent on prior approval from the World Languages & Literatures Department, students may complete language coursework at another accredited four-year institution. Before taking the course, students must petition for Advance Approval of Transfer Work: Second Language and include the syllabus for the petitioned course for the correct term.

Petition for Advance Approval of Transfer Work: Second Language 

Please note:

  • Students on UC 2016 must take all post-matriculation language courses at a four-year institution.
  • Students with two or more years of high school study of the petitioned language will not be approved to take first-semester courses to fulfill the Second Language Requirement.
  • Students who begin their language coursework at SMU are ineligible to petition a language course outside of the university to satisfy the Second Language Requirement.
  • Students cannot complete their Second Language Requirement abroad (except through SMU-in-Tuscany and SMU-in-France).