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Dedman Records and Academic Services

Dedman Records and Academic Services

Dedman Records and Academic Services (DRAS) is the office responsible for Dedman College policy and procedures, petitions, major/minor changes, and graduation certification.

Our office is located in 134 Clements Hall.
Office and appointment hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We are closed 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Our contact information is:
PO Box 750372
Dallas, TX 75275-0372
214-768-2298 phone
214-768-2207 fax
dcrecords@smu.edu

Your Dedman College degree will be certified by your degree counselor at the Dedman Records and Academic Services office in 134 Clements Hall.

To find your degree counselor, use the first letter of your last name:

A-G: Jose De Haro (email)

H-O: Kenneth Cedeno (email)

P-Z:  Lisa Miller (email)

Graduation Deadlines

Last day to file for Spring 2018 graduation is January 26, 2018! 

Call 214-768-2298 today to schedule a meeting with your Degree Counselor!

You can also email your Degree Counselor to schedule an appointment!

January Interterm 2018

Some areas of instruction offer selected courses during the January interterm, December 14 - January 18.

  • January 1, Monday: New Year's Day. University offices closed.

Dallas Jan Term 2018

  • January 8, Monday: First day of classes.
  • January 9, Tuesday: Last day to declare pass/fail.
  • January 15, Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. University offices closed.
  • January 17, Wednesday: Last day to drop/withdraw from the University (grade of W). 
  • January 18, Thursday: Last day of classes, including examinations. Official close of term and conferral date.

Jan Term at SMU-in-Taos 2018

  • January 5, Friday: Student travel/arrival. (PRW and KNW only)
    January 6, Saturday:
    First day of classes. (PRW and KNW only) 
    January 7, Sunday:
    Student travel/arrival. (Regular Session)
    January 8, Monday:
    First day of classes. (Regular Session)
  • January 9, Tuesday: Last day to declare pass/fail.
  • January 16, Tuesday: Last day to drop/withdraw from the University  (grade of W)
  • January 17, Wednesday: Last day of class, including examinations.
  • January 18, Thursday: Departure of students. Official close of the term and conferral of degrees.

Spring Term 2018

  • January 22, Monday: First day of classes.
  • January 26, Friday: Last day to enroll, add a course, or drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled for the term. Last day to file for graduation in May.
  • February 2, Friday: Last day to drop a course without academic record (tuition charges apply).  Last day to withdraw from the university without academic record (withdrawal refund schedule applies). See Bursar’s website for more information. 
  • February 6, Tuesday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first- year repeated course grading options. Also, last day to request an excused absence for the observance of a religious holiday.
  • March 12 -18, Monday-Sunday: Spring break 
  • April 4, Wednesday:  60 percent point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required.
  • March 30, Friday: Good Friday. University offices closed.
  • April 10-27, Tuesday–Friday: Enrollment for summer 2018 and fall 2018 continuing students for all undergraduates and graduates in Dedman College, Lyle and Meadows.
  • April 11, Wednesday: Last day to drop a course (grade of W).
  • April 13, Friday: Last Day for May graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete, and to obtain a final grade for a grade of X or a missing grade from a previous term.
  • April 16, Monday: Honors Convocation, 5:30 p.m.
  • April 25, Wednesday: Students should file for August or December graduation. Last day to file for August graduation is June 7. Last day to file for December graduation is the last day to enroll for fall 2018.
  • April 27, Friday: Last day to withdraw from the University (grade of W).
  • May 2–7, Wednesday–Monday: No final examinations or unscheduled tests and papers.
  • May 3, Thursday: Last day for oral/written examinations for graduate students who are May degree candidates.
  • May 7, Monday: Last day of classes (follows a Friday schedule).
  • May 8, Tuesday: Reading Day.
  • May 9–15, Wednesday–Tuesday: Examinations (No examinations scheduled for Sunday).
  • May 16, Wednesday: Residence halls officially close for non-graduating students.
  • May 18, Friday: Baccalaureate.
  • May 19, Saturday: Commencement Convocation.  Official close of term and conferral of degrees.
  • May 20, Sunday: Residence halls officially close for graduating seniors.

Dallas May Term 2018

Classes meet four hours per day, Monday through Friday.

  • May 17, Thursday: First day of classes.
  • May 18, Friday: Last day to add/enroll and to declare pass/fail/no credit or first-year repeated course grading options.
  • May 28, Monday: Memorial Day Holiday. University offices closed.
  • May 29, Tuesday: Last day to drop/withdraw from the university (grade of W).
  • June 1, Friday: Last day of classes, including examinations. Official close of term and conferral date.

May Term at SMU-in-Taos 2018

NOTE: The following dates are applicable only for SMU-in-Taos. Permission of SMU-in-Taos is required for all enrollments.

  • May 16, Wednesday: Travel day and arrival of students, 2-6 p.m.
  • May 17, Thursday: First Day of Classes.
  • May 29, Tuesday: Last day to drop/withdraw from the University (grade of W).
  • June 1, Friday: Last day of classes, including examinations. Official close of term and conferral of degrees.
  • June 2, Saturday: Departure of students.

Summer Term 2018

The summer term consists of three primary sessions: first session, second session and a full summer session. Each primary session has different deadline dates. There are also shorter and longer sessions to accommodate the particular needs of the various instructional units such as SMU Abroad, SMU-in-Taos, and Perkins School of Theology.

Full Summer Session

Note: Classes will meet 2 hours and 15 minutes twice a week or 1 hour and 30 minutes three times a week.

          May 28, Monday: Memorial Day. University offices closed.
          June 4, Monday:
 First day of classes.
          June 7, Thursday: 
Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record. Last day to file for August graduation.
          June 13, Wednesday:
 Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options.
          July 4, Wednesday:
 Independence Day.  University offices closed.
          July 19, Thursday:
 Last day for August graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete, and to obtain a final grade for a grade of X or a missing grade from a previous term.
          July 26, Thursday:
 Last day to drop a course (grade of W).
          August 1,
 Wednesday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
          August 7, Tuesday:
 Last day of classes, including examinations.  Official close of term and conferral of degrees.

First Session

Note: Classes meet 2 hours a day, Monday-Friday.

  • May 28, Monday: Memorial Day. University offices closed.
    June 4, Monday: 
    First day of classes.
    June 5, Tuesday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record.
    June 7, Thursday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options. Last day to file for August graduation.
    June 26, Tuesday:
     Last day to drop a course (grade of W).
    June 27, Wednesday:
     Last day to withdraw from the University.
    July 3, Tuesday:
     Last day of classes, including examinations.

Summer I Session at SMU-in-Taos

NOTE: The following dates are applicable only for SMU-in-Taos. Permission of Taos is required for all enrollments.

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  • June 5, Tuesday: Travel day and arrival of students, 2-6 p.m.
    June 6, Wednesday:
     First day of classes.
    June 19, Tuesday: 
    Last day to drop/withdraw from the University (grade of W). (Regular Session)
    June 21, Thursday: 
    Last day of classes, including examinations. (Regular Session)
    June 22, Friday: 
    Departure of students. (Regular Session)
    June 26, Tuesday: 
    Last day to drop/withdraw from the University (grade of W). (Field Session)
    June 29, Friday: 
    Last day of classes, including examinations. (Field Session) 
    June 30, Saturday: 
    Departure of students. (Field Session)
     

Second Session

Classes meet two hours a day, Monday-Friday.

  • June 7, Thursday: Last day to file for August graduation.
    July 4, Wednesday: Independence Day. University offices closed.
    July 5, Thursday: First day of classes.
    July 6, Friday:
     Last day to enroll, add courses or drop without grade record. 
    July 10, Tuesday:
     Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options.
    July 16, Monday:
     Last day for August graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete, and to obtain a final grade for a grade of X or a missing grade from a previous term.
    July 26, Thursday:  
    Last day to drop a course (grade of W).
    July 30, Monday:
     Last day to withdraw from the University.
    August 3, Friday:
     Last day of classes, including examinations.
  • August 7, Tuesday: Official close of term and conferral of degrees.

August Term at SMU-in-Taos 2018

Note: The following dates are applicable only for SMU-in-Taos. Permission of SMU-in-Taos is required for all enrollments.

  • August 3, Friday: Student travel day/arrival. (PRW only)
    August 4, Saturday:
     First day of classes. (PRW only)
    August 5, Sunday: 
    Regular Session travel/arrival.
    August 6, Monday: 
    First day of classes. (Regular Session)
    August 16, Thursday: 
    Last day to drop/withdraw from the University (grade of W).
    August 17, Friday: 
    Last day of classes, including examinations.  Official close of term and conferral of degrees.
    August 18, Saturday: 
    Departure of students.

 

Full Academic Year 2017-2018 calendar can found here.

Looking for an opportunity to earn academic credit and get real-world experience?  Try an internship!  Many Dedman departments offer internships for academic credit.

The process for obtaining an internship for academic credit is:

  1. Identify an internship in your major/minor.

  2. Work with your academic advisor or major/minor instructor and internship supervisor to complete the Internship Learning Contract as well as the Release of Liability waiver. 

  3. Enroll in the appropriate course for the number of academic credits--40 hours of internship = 1 unit of credit; 80 hours of internship = 2 units of credit; 120 hours of internship = 3 units of credit

  4. Participate in the internship.

  5. Complete the student evaluation, submit the completed instructor and supervisor evaluation, and receive your grade.

More information regarding internships can be found by contacting Lisa Miller and by visiting the Internship webpage.

 

Change of Degree Requirement Petition (Force Match):  

 

Major/Minor Declaration/Change Form

 

Graduation Walk Petition- Prior to Completion of Degree Requirements

 

Graduation Walk Petition- After the Completion of Degree Requirements 

 

 

 For all other forms, please see the Forms Library at the Enrollment Services page here.

Director:

 

 

 

 

Jay Orenduff came to SMU in 2011 after fifteen years at Columbia University (as a graduate student, residence life director, and academic advising dean). As a native Texan, he was very happy to return home.

Contact information: jorenduff@smu.edu

 

Degree Counselors:

Student's with last name beginning A-G:

 

José De Haro has a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in Spanish and an M.A. in Dispute Resolution from the Simmons School of Education & Human Development at Southern Methodist University. Jose enjoys watching college athletics, photography, and exploring new cities.

Contact Information: jdeharo@smu.edu

 

Student's with last name beginning H-O

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Cedeno is a graduate from Dedman College in Anthropology and a current student in the Dedman School of Law.

Contact information: kcedeno@smu.edu

 

Student's with last name beginning P-Z

 

 

 

 

Lisa Miller has a master’s degree in history from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and also teaches history at Collin College. She enjoys traveling, Broadway shows, music from the ‘70’s, and Marvel Superheroes.

Contact information: lamiller@smu.edu

 

NEWS

Welcome to the Dedman Records and Academic Services website.

Come in now to apply for Spring 2018 graduation.

Please call 214-768-2298 to schedule an appointment.

Deadline to file for Spring 2018 graduation is January 26, 2018. 

Have you met all of your Dedman College Program Requirements?
120 total academic units
42 advanced hours
60 SMU units
2 Wellness
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA    


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