Spring 2020 Enrollment Information and Steps


4-13 MON Beginning delayed Spring 2020 CONTINUING STUDENT ENROLLMENT. All undergraduates students and all graduate Dedman, Lyle, Meadows & Simmons students.


TBA TBA First-year, Transfer and Readmitted Student Orientation/Enrollment. For more information about AARO contact the Office of the Student Experience, Student Affairs, 214-768-4560 https://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/NewStudent.
17 FRI First day of classes for Spring 2020.
24 FRI Last day to enroll, add courses, or drop courses without tuition billing while remaining enrolled for the term. Last day to file for graduation in May.
31 FRI Last day to drop a course without academic record (tuition charges apply). Last day to withdraw from the university without academic record (withdrawal refund schedule applies). See Bursar's website for more information.


13 MON First day of Summer/Fall 2020 CONTINUING STUDENT ENROLLMENT. All undergraduate students and all graduate Dedman, Lyle, Meadows & Simmons students.
24 FRI Last day to drop a course for Spring 2020.




  • For my.SMU Tutorials, please visit http://www.smu.edu/OIT/Training.

  • Check my.SMU https://my.smu.edu for your enrollment appointment time and any service indicators (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 12 hours, you should consult with your financial aid advisor 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, telephone number, cell number, and emergency contact. Under the Profile tile in my.SMU, all students must provide accurate information as requested.

    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 (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, mailing, and residence address.

    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:

    UNDERGRADUATE students who wish to receive Financial Aid for the 2019-20 academic year must file an 2019-20 FAFSA and 2019-20 CSS Profile. 

    UNDERGRADUATE These forms need to be completed by APRIL 15th for priority consideration. All other requested documents must be filed no later than July 1st. (Includes Verification, Proof of Citizenship, Non Custodial Parent information, etc.); Due to the current economic climate, we are experiencing higher demand for funds.Please respond promptly to any and all Financial Aid requests.

    GRADUATE students who wish to receive Financial Aid for the 2019-20 academic year must file the 2019-20 FAFSA.

    ALL STUDENTS:Please check your email frequently for updates or requests for additional information from the Financial Aid Office. Award notifications will be sent to your SMU email account in early June. Please remember all holds must be cleared prior to enrollment.

  • Clear your account. Billing notifications are sent to the student’s SMU email address and to the designated Authorized Payer(s) email address when the bill is available for online viewing through SMUpay, depending on when you enroll. Check your SMU campus e-mail on a regular basis. You may also view your account on-line at my.SMU through SMUpay. Pay your bill account on or before payment due date. Payments may be made online by clicking here. For further information on payment due date, visit the Bursar website. Payments must be posted to your account by the payment due date showing on the bill in order to avoid a late payment fee or monthly 1.5% past due fee.

    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: 214-768-2442, by fax: 214-768-4772 or by email: registrar@smu.edu.

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

The last day to add a class for Spring 2020 is: JANUARY 24, 2020

The last day to drop a class with no grade record for Spring 2020 is: JANUARY 31, 2020 (Tuition charges apply).

For courses dropped after January 31, 2020: A grade of “W” is assigned at term’s end. Tuition billing is not reduced.

The last day to drop a class for Spring 2020 is: APRIL 24, 2020.

Courses cannot be dropped after April 24, 2020.

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