FAQs for 2022

The Jan Term preliminary course list will be visible on our website in September.  Courses will be visible in my.SMU early October.

The May Term and June-July preliminary course list will be visible on our website in December, and courses will be visible in my.SMU early March.

For 2022, Jan Term, May Term, and June-July courses return to an in-person modality.  Only a select handful of courses (language courses & Organic Chemistry) have been approved for online offering.

For Intersessions courses, you enroll as you would for any other semester.  Enrollment for Jan Term opens in my.SMU starting Monday, November 1.  Enrollment for May Term and June-July courses opens in my.SMU Monday, April 4.

NEW!  Check my.SMU ahead of time for your enrollment appointment!  Enrollment opens for all current students on Nov. 1 for Jan Term and April 4 for May Term & June-July, but seniors and juniors (by hours) receive a priority enrollment window.  For all other current students, enrollment opens at 12pm.

May and Summer enrollment appointments: Seniors (90+ credit hours) at 8am; Juniors (60-89 credit hours) at 10am; all others (59 hours or less) at 12pm

Due to limited availability of seats in some courses, we encourage students to enroll at their appointment time!  If you find that your preferred course is full, consider enrolling on the wait list OR in a back-up course.

Jan Term & May Term students enroll in only one course.  Students can take up to 14 credit hours in June-July (7 credit hours in June & 7 credit hours in July). 
SMU-in-Taos is a separate office, and we recommend consulting with their staff about any questions.  They can be reached by email at smutaos@smu.edu, or check out their website for updates.
We always recommend consulting with your academic advisor on how Intersession courses might best serve you.  Intersessions staff is also available to assist when needed, especially as it relates to course availability, wait list, cancellation deadlines for refunds and other enrollment-related questions.  Zoom office hours are open to any student M-F 9am-12pm and 1-4pm CST.  Sign in here.  We can also schedule appointments.  Call 214.768.1009 or email intersessions@smu.edu for more information.
We are making every effort to make critical courses for seniors available.  You may always consult with your academic advisor or degree counselor for guidance as you chart your course to graduation.  You may also suggest a course for Jan Term, May Term, and/or Summer through our Wish List.
Intersessions tuition for 2022 is $1,564 per credit hour.  Most courses are 3 credit hours and cost $4,692.  Language courses with a lab are $6,256.  1 credit hour lab courses & PRW cost $1,564.  No general student fees are assessed.  (Click here to see how much pro-rated SMU aid will be applied toward your tuition.)
SMU Students who already receive need- or merit-based financial aid through SMU can use our Financial Aid Calculator to determine how much pro-rated aid may be applied toward Intersessions tuition.  Use of SMU financial aid during Intersessions does not decrease the amount you are eligible for in future semesters.  Financial aid is automatically applied in Jan Term & May Term.  For summer, all students must request their financial aid be applied.

The Intersessions program also offers a need-based scholarship for Jan Term, May Term, and June-July.  Learn more here
Yes!  Please be sure to start your application process as soon as possible through the Visiting Student Services website.  If you wish to transfer credit to your home institution we strongly recommend you seek pre-approval of course equivalency before enrolling in your SMU course.