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Students must complete an online Application for Candidacy to Graduate (ACG) before their diploma will be issued and before they can participate in the ceremony. The Academic Deans/Directors of each school of record can provide assistance with online the ACG form for each individual student.

School Contacts

Dedman College

Jay Orenduff
134 Clements Hall

Phyllis Payne
6425 Boaz Ln, Perkins Admin Suite 101

Edwin L. Cox School of Business

Barbara Mohrle, Cheri (Hendrix) Swannie
252 Maguire

MSA/MSF - Ana Guzman
FTMBA - J.R. McGrath
PTMBA/MGMT - Manana Argvliani
125 Fincher

EMBA-Delania Teems, Blair Wright
208 Collins Center

Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering

Betsy Willis
400 Caruth Hall

Jim Dees
349 Caruth Hall

Meadows School of the Arts

Chuck Donaldson, Janet Stephens
202 Umphrey Lee

Lisobel Bernal
1150 Owen Art Center

Dedman School of Law

Laura Amberson
125 Storey Hall

Perkins School of Theology

Janelle Hampton
206 Kirby Hall

School of Education and Human Development

Susan Sifford
234 Simmons Hall

Master of Bilingual Education / Master of Education
Heather Hoskinson
3101 University Blvd Ste. 345

Master of Education (Leadership)
Jordan Morrison
3101 University Blvd Ste. 306

Master of Liberal Studies
Michelle Mrak, Rosa Sommers
3101 University Blvd Ste. 163

Certificate/Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution
Kay Barclay (SMU-in-Plano)
5228 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 118

Master of Science in Counseling Jackie Field (SMU-in-Plano)
5228 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 234

Learning Therapy
Julie Furnival
5236 Tennyson Parkway, Building 4

The Guildhall at SMU

Hart eCenter
Diane Urquhart
5232 Tennyson Parkway, Building 2

Instructions for completing ACGs

  1. To complete section 2, click here for a list of Academic Programs and Plans.
  2. To complete section 5, refer to the list of Commencement and Graduation Ceremonies below.
    • May University Commencement
    • May University Commencement & Law Hooding
    • Law Hooding Only
    • May Commencement & Theology Diploma Presentation Ceremony
    • Theology Diploma Presentation Only
    • December Graduation Ceremony (August or December Candidates only).

    August Candidates, except those who participated in previous May, may attend the December or the May ceremony.

    December Candidates may attend the December ceremony or the May ceremony.

  3. If attending and earning more than one major, indicate in which school Diploma Presentation Ceremony you will participate in by referring to the Academic Programs link above.