The last day to withdraw from the University is: November 26. Grades of W will be given and no refund given.
If you desire to withdraw from the University, you must initiate a Student Petition for Withdrawal / Cancellation form (visit academic school of record office for form), secure approval from your academic dean, then the academic dean submits the form to the University Registrar. The effective date of the withdrawal is the date the Student Petition for Withdrawal is processed in the University Registrar’s Office. Discontinuance of class attendance or notification to the instructors of intention to withdraw does not constitute an official withdrawal. If you reside in University housing, you must secure clearance from the Office of Residence Life and Student Housing.
Medical withdrawals provide a pro rata refund of tuition and fees, and have conditions that must be met prior to re-enrollment at SMU. Medical withdrawals can only be authorized by a licensed physician or psychologist/ counselor in the SMU Health Center. The University does not grant retroactive medical withdrawals. The last day you can request a medical withdrawal is the last day of class instruction of the semester/term from when you are requesting to withdraw. If you are living in SMU housing, you must check out of your residence hall with Residence Life and Student Housing per established procedures. Contact the SMU Health Center for specific information regarding medical withdrawals.
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