Dedman College offers programs for both SMU and non-SMU ESL students.

For Non-SMU Students:

  • The Intensive English Program (IEP) - A multi-level year-long program to prepare non-native English speaking students, both international or domestic, for successful achievement of their goals in academic or professional settings.  This program serves as a great bridge for students to fulfill the university language requirement for admission without an official English test score.

For SMU Students & Scholars:

  •  Non Credit ESL Courses – These courses are free of charge, non-credit bearing, and students receive a Pass or Fail on their transcript according to whether or not these requirements are successfully fulfilled. ESL program approval is required by submitting an online application.