Withdrawal/Cancellation Info

Medical Withdrawals

Student who wish to pursue a Medical Withdrawal should click HERE for information regarding this process. 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.

Medical withdrawals and mandatory administrative withdrawals allow a prorated refund of tuition and fees that is calculated using a daily percentage rate. The rate is used in conjunction with the number of remaining instruction days as outlined on the academic calendar for each respective career and/or program.

Regular Withdrawals

Students desiring to withdraw from the University should visit the University Registrar’s website for specific information about the withdrawal process: https://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/Enrollment/.  Please refer to the Tuition and General Student Fees Schedule for Regular Withdrawals/Cancellation tabs for the refund schedule.

A student who officially cancels his or her enrollment or withdraws from the University is charged only a portion of tuition and fees based on the effective date of the cancellation or withdrawal. Please refer to the following terms for the schedule:

Undergraduate, Graduate (Dedman, Lyle, Meadows, Simmons) except SMU-in-Taos and SMU Study Abroad
Full Summer Session June and July Sessions June A, June B, July A and July B Sessions

Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of session 100% 100% 100%
1st day of session 50% 50% 50%
2nd day of session 50% 50% 0%
3rd through 4th day of session 50% 0% 0%
After 4th day of session 0% 0% 0%
Cox School of Business Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 6th day of term 90%
7th through 10th day of term 50%
11th through 15th day of term 25%
16th through 20th day of term 10%
After 20th day of term 0%
M.S. in Data Science Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 5th day of term 90%
6th through 10th day of term 50%
11th through 15th day of term 25%
16th through 20th day of term 10%
After 20th day of term 0%
EHD, HART, IEP, LAW, THEO Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 2nd day of term 50%
After 2nd day of term 0%
SMU-in-Taos (2021 June A Session)
Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of session 100%
1st day of session 50%
After 1st day of session 0%
Dedman School of Law Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st day of term 50%
After 1st day of term 0%
SMU-in-Taos Portion Returned
Prior to arrival date 100%
Arrival date 0%
After arrival date 0%
Undergraduate, Graduate (Dedman, Lyle, Meadows, Simmons), EHD, HART, IEP, LAW, M.S. in Data Science
Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 5th day of term 90%
6th through 10th day of term 50%
11th through 15th day of term 25%
16th through 20th day of term 10%
After 20th day of term 0%
Cox School of Business, Perkins School of Theology Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 6th day of term 90%
7th through 10th day of term 50%
11th through 15th day of term 25%
16th through 20th day of term 10%
After 20th day of term 0%
Undergraduate, Graduate (Dedman, Lyle, Meadows, Simmons), EHD, HART, IEP, LAW, M.S. in Data Science
Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 5th day of term 90%
6th through 10th day of term 50%
11th through 15th day of term 25%
16th through 20th day of term 10%
After 20th day of term 0%
Undergraduate, Graduate (Dedman, Lyle, Meadows, Simmons), EHD, HART, THEO
GR and UG Online GR and UG Dallas, UG New York, EHD, HART
Theology

Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100% 100% 100%
1st day of term 50% 50% 0%
2nd day of term 50% 0% 0%
After 2nd day of term 0% 0% 0%
SMU-in-Taos Portion Returned
Prior to arrival date 100%
Arrival date 0%
After arrival date 0%
Undergraduate, Graduate (Dedman, Lyle, Meadows, Simmons), COX, EHD, LAW Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st day of term 50%
After 1st day of term 0%
IEP Intensive English Program Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st through 2nd day of term 50%
After 2nd day of term 0%
SMU-in-Taos (2021 May Term)
Portion Returned
Prior to 1st day of term 100%
1st day of term 0%
After 1st day of term 0%

SMU Abroad programs have a "NO REFUND" policy after the start of the program and follow refund schedule on application

SMU-in-Taos programs follow the refund schedule on applications

IEP career shares the same schedule for May Term and Summer

MS in Data Science program follows the same schedule for Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer terms

Graduate Cox programs follow Fall/Spring schedule for Fall/Spring/Summer terms

This schedule falls within the recommended withdrawal policy of the American Council of Education.