The Summer Term consists of three primary sessions: first session, second session, and a full session. There are also shorter and longer sessions to accommodate the particular needs of the various instructional units such as SMU-in-Taos, International Programs and Perkins School of Theology. Check the schedule of classes for dates and times.

There will be selected courses offered on Main campus during the May term period--May 17-June 1. For more information about May term on the Main campus, please visit In addition, the SMU-in-Taos program offers both a May and August term. For more information about the SMU-in-Taos program, please visit

First Session Second Session Full Session
June 4- July 3 July 5-August 3 June 4- August 7
Note: Course Section number must end with (1). Note: Course Section number must end with (2). Note: Course Section number must end with (3).
Enrollment for Continuing Students, my.SMU. For help, come to Blanton Building First Floor April 10- June 5 April 10- July 6 April 10- June 7
Payment due for Summer Enrollments. After this date, payment due at time of enrollment.
AARO Conference: New First Year Transfer & Readmits enrolling for Summer. Click for information on Fall AARO NA TBA NA
Enrollment for Summer Visiting Students and for New, Readmitted, and Continuing Non-degree Students. April 18 - June 5 April 18 - July 6 April 18 - June 7
First Day of Classes June 4 July 5 June 4
Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without a grade record. June 5 July 6 June 7
Last day for August graduation candidates to file for graduation June 7 June 7 June 7
Last day to drop courses June 26 July 26 July 26
Last day to withdraw from term June 27 July 30 August 1
Last day of classes for term July 3 August 3 August 7
Examinations July 3 August 3 August 7


  • For my.SMU Tutorials, please visit 

  • Check my.SMU for your enrollment appointment time (Manage Classes, Enrollment, Select Term) and any service indicators/holds (Tasks, Holds) which need to be cleared prior to your enrollment.

  • Check my.SMU for course availability at, by choosing Manage Classes, Class Search. For a listing of courses in the General Education Curriculum, click here. For a listing of courses in the University Curriculum, click here. For a copy of a Trial Schedule to assist you with schedule planning, click here.

  • All undergraduate students must meet with an academic adviser prior to enrolling for a term for assistance in planning majors and minors and scheduling courses that will count towards their graduation requirements. Failure to meet with the academic adviser prior to enrolling for a term may result in sanctions. After the initial required advising session for the term, students are encouraged to seek assistance from their academic adviser when considering adding and dropping courses. Students have the final responsibility for the accuracy of their enrollment, the applicability of their courses towards their degree requirements, and their academic performance.

    1. Student-Athletes: Must complete a drop form from the athletic department prior to dropping a course. You may obtain a drop form from your athletic academic counselor. This is to review the effects the drop might have on your athletic participation and aid, and advise you on your athletic eligibility. After you complete a drop form, the Director of Admission and Eligibilty for Athletics will process the drop for you. The choice to drop a course is yours to make.

    2. International Students: If a drop will take you to fewer than 12 hours, you should consult with the International Center. After consultation, the International Office must modify the minimum hours in order for international UG students to drop below 12 hours for the spring or fall term. Failure to maintain full-time hours may result in deportation.

    3. Students on Merit or Need Based Financial Aid: If a drop will take you to fewer than 6 hours, you should consult with your financial aid adviser prior to attempting to drop a course. Your financial aid adviser will be able to tell you any effects the drop will have to your aid. After the consultation, you can process a drop through self-service in my.SMU should that be your decision. If you have any questions regarding this procedure or your financial aid, contact your financial aid advisor.

  • All students are to provide the University Registrar a current home and mailing address, cell number and/or home phone number, and emergency contact (including a missing person contact). Under Personal Information on the Profile tile in my.SMU, all students must provide accurate information as requested.

    After verifying this information in each of the requested areas, the student must check the appropriate box to indicate that the information has been updated and verified. At that time, a date will appear indicating that the information had been verified and/or updated.

    It is very important that all students go into my.SMU (Profile and Personal Details) and check the accuracy of this information. If this information is not verified in a timely manner, a HOLD will be placed on student accounts for any future enrollment terms at SMU.

    University policy requires that all students have current home address (local), mailing address, and telephone information on file as well as a cell number, if available. Students may have other address types on file, including a residence address where you are currently living (street number, street name, city, state --- a P.O. Box is not valid for this address type).

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS are required to have a home, U. S. mailing, and residence address. Students who don't provide a U.S. address will have a hold placed. To update parent addresses, please send an email to

  • Obtain Department/Instructor permission before attempting to enroll in a course that requires consent.

  • You must clear all service indicators (holds) prior to enrolling. Some financial holds may not be updated for 24 hours.

  • Decide on the Campus Essentials (arts package, sports package, yearbook), you want to purchase as you enroll for your classes. To purchase Campus Essentials go to my.SMU (Financial Account, Purchase Campus Essentials).  

  • You may enroll from any web-based computer. For web registration instructions, click here.

  • Financial Aid – There are limited SMU funds available for Summer School. Please apply by April 15 for priority consideration.

    • UNDERGRADUATES - To apply for Summer aid, students should complete a 2018 Summer School Financial Aid Application.

    • GRADUATE - students should see Charmissa Edmun-Ajakaiye Suite 1096 Expressway Tower. Graduate summer school payment due dates vary.

    Clear your account. A bill notification will be sent to your SMU email account, depending on when you enroll. Update your billing address and check your SMU campus email on a regular basis. You may also view your account on-line through my.SMU. Pay your invoice amount on or before payment due date. Payments can be made on-line by clicking here. For further information on payment due date, click here.

    If you have questions concerning your student account or payment, please contact Student Financials at 214-768-3417.

    For additional information concerning Enrollment, please contact the University Registrar's Office by telephone: 214-768-3417, by fax: 214-768-2442 or by email:

Courses may be added/dropped beginning with your enrollment appointment.

The last day to add a class for:

  • Summer 1 is: JUNE 05, 2018

  • Summer 2 is: JULY 06, 2018

  • Summer 3 is: JUNE 07, 2018

The last day to drop a class with no grade record (financial implications apply):

  • Summer 1 is: JUNE 05, 2018

  • Summer 2 is: JULY 06, 2018

  • Summer 3 is: JUNE 07, 2018

For courses dropped after the dates listed above, a grade of “W” is assigned at term’s end. Tuition billing is not reduced

The last day to drop a class (grade of W assigned):

  • Summer 1 is: JUNE 26, 2018

  • Summer 2 is: JULY 26, 2018

  • Summer 3 is: JULY 26, 2018

Courses cannot be dropped after these dates.