When you and your advisor discuss your semester schedule, please be sure mention any credit you expect to receive through AP, IB, CLEP or a dual credit program. To view what credits SMU awards through AP, IB, and CLEP, you can visit the Credit by Examination page on the Registrar's website.
If you have dual credit, be sure to request that your college send your final transcript to SMU. When your transcript is received, the Registrar will evaluate it and award you with the appropriate credit. Your advisor will be able to help you understand what credits you have earned when you meet.