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.  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 short list of courses (primarily language courses) have been approved for online offering in Jan Term and Summer full sessions.  (Key word search "online" in the Course Search Tool to see what is being offered.)

For Intersessions courses, current students enroll as they would for any other semester.  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 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

There are multiple sessions in Summer, but most courses are scheduled in the June or July sessions.  A more limited set of classes are offered in 11-day sessions scheduled in the first or second half of each month (June A, June B, and July A, July B).  Very few classes are offered in the longest session, the Combined session. 

Students taking multiple Summer courses may enroll in classes scheduled in any of the sessions, but as a rule, they should not enroll in more than 7 credit hours in the month of June & 7 credit hours in the month of July.

Summer enrollment is limited to 14 credit hours with students taking no more than 7 credit hours at a time.

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.  Due to more complex Financial Aid rules for Summer, all 
students taking Summer courses must enroll and then request their financial aid be applied.

Request Summer Financial Aid HERE

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.