Summer 2020 Enrollment Information and Steps

The summer term consists of three primary sessions: first session (June), second session (July), and a full session. Each primary session has different deadline dates. There are also four shorter sessions within the first and second sessions. 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.

There will be selected courses offered on Main campus during the May term period--May 14-29. For more information about May term on the Main campus, please visit www.smu.edu/summer. 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 www.smu.edu/taos.


First Session (June) Second Session (July) Full Session

June 1- June 30

July 6-August 4

June 1- August 4
June A: June 1-15 July A: July 6-20
June B: June 16-30 July B: July 21-August 6
Note: Course Section number must end with (1, 1A or 1B). Note: Course Section number must end with (2, 2A or 2B). Note: Course Section number must end with (3).
Enrollment for Continuing Students, my.SMU.  April 13- May 1 April 13- May 1 April 13- May 1
Payment due for Summer Enrollments. After this date, payment due at time of enrollment. www.smu.edu/bursar www.smu.edu/bursar www.smu.edu/bursar
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 22 - June 2 April 22 - July 7 April 22 - June 4
First Day of Classes

June 1

July 6

June 1
June A: June 1 July A: July 6
June B: June 16 July B: July 21
Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without a grade record. June 2 July 7 June 4
June A: June 1 July A: July 6
June B: June 16 July B: July 21
Last day for August graduation candidates to file for graduation June 4 June 4 June 4
Last day to drop courses June 23 July 27 July 23
June A: June 10 July A: July 15
June B: June 25 July B: July 30
Last day to withdraw from term June 24 July 29 July 29
June A: June 10 July A: July 15
June B: June 25 July B: July 30
Last day of classes for term June 30 August 4 August 4
June A: June 15 July A: July 20
June B: June 30 July B: August 4
Examinations June 30 August 4 August 4
June A: June 15 July A: July 20
June B: June 30 July B: August 4


ALL CONTINUING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, DEDMAN GRADUATE, MEADOWS GRADUATE, SIMMONS GRADUATE, COX GRADUATE (EXCEPT EMBA), PERKINS THEOLOGY, DEDMAN LAW, AND LYLE ENGINEERING GRADUATE (EXCEPT MILITARY AND NTU) STUDENTS

  • For my.SMU Tutorials, please visit https://www.smu.edu/OIT/training 

  • Check my.SMU https://my.smu.edu 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 https://my.smu.edu, by using 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 (local), cell number and/or home phone number, and emergency contact (including a missing person contact). Under  the Profile tile in my.SMU, all students must provide accurate information as requested. Missing information will result in a hold being placed.

    A Task will be assigned to all currently enrolled students asking him/her to verify/update all personal information. An enrollment hold will be placed at the time this Task is assigned. Once a student completes this Task, then the hold will be removed.

    University policy requires that all students have current home address, mailing address (local), 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 records@smu.edu.

  • 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 2020 Summer School Financial Aid Application.

    • GRADUATE - students should see Charmissa Edmun-Ajakaiye Laura Lee Blanton Student Services Building Ste 119. 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: registrar@smu.edu.

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

The last day to add a class for:

  • Summer 1 is: JUNE 02, 2020

  • June A is: JUNE 01, 2020

  • June B is: JUNE 16, 2020

  • Summer 2 is: JULY 07, 2020

  • July A is: JULY 06, 2020

  • July B is: JULY 21, 2020

  • Summer 3 is: JUNE 04, 2020

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

  • Summer 1 is: JUNE 02, 2020

  • June A is: JUNE 01, 2020

  • June B is: JUNE 16, 2020

  • Summer 2 is: JULY 07, 2020

  • July A is: JULY 06, 2020

  • July B is: JULY 21, 2020

  • Summer 3 is: JUNE 04, 2020

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 23, 2020

  • June A is: JUNE 10, 2020

  • June B is: JUNE 25, 2020

  • Summer 2 is: JULY 27, 2020

  • July A is: JULY 15, 2020

  • July B is: JULY 30, 2020

  • Summer 3 is: JULY 23, 2020

Courses cannot be dropped after these dates.

Click for detailed information concerning Waitlist Guidelines and Adding/Dropping Waitlisted Classes.