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Overview of the Official University Bulletin and Catalogs

The official University bulletin and catalogs are managed and published by SMU's Office of the Registrar.

Should an official University catalog, bulletin or addendum conflict with information published on a school's or department's website, the official University catalog, bulletin and addendum takes precedent.

Print Versions of Catalogs

To print individual sections of the current catalog, use the print-friendly icon found on the upper right-hand corner of pages on the catalog website. To print entire catalogs, download PDFs found on the undergraduate catalog archive or the graduate catalog archive webpages.


Program Changes/Catalog Addenda

Catalog addenda and appendixes listing text corrections and changes are available online, along with PDFs of the official catalogs. Students should check here for updates.


Student's Catalog of Record

With a few exceptions, a student's catalog of record is the one in use during the student's term of matriculation at SMU. One exception is for students returning to SMU after a three-year absence; their catalog of record is the one published for the academic year when they return. Archived copies are available for undergraduate catalogs and graduate catalogs

Curriculum Update: Based on the school of record, students may declare a later catalog of record if their program changes its requirements for the major. Students who move forward to a later catalog must meet all requirements in that catalog, including admission requirements for academic programs.

Policy Update: Changes in official SMU policies do not constitute grounds for changing a student's catalog of record. Students are responsible for complying with all current University rules and regulations.

Scheduled Catalog Revisions

Catalogs are updated annually by the relevant schools and departments and the University’s catalog editor. Information in the catalog is reviewed by the appropriate University committees and/or departments and approved by the governing body, the school and the Office of the Provost.

Contact Info and Catalog Style Tips

Questions about the official University catalogs or technical questions about the catalog webpages should be directed to the University catalog editor at