Non Credit ESL for SMU students

Students whose first language is not English may encounter special challenges as they strive to function efficiently and succeed in less familiar cultural and academic settings. Dedman College offers ESL courses to students from all schools and departments of SMU. ESL program approval is required by submitting an online application.

Features of SMU ESL Courses:

  • Open to all SMU graduate and undergraduate students,
  • Also available to SMU Visiting Scholars, and Post-Docs,
  • Courses are free of charge, non-credit bearing, and will appear on your transcript as Pass or Fail.
  • Start/end dates and weekly schedule for available classes listed on the online Course Application Form
  • For more information or questions about ESL Courses at SMU, please send an email to