Graduate Enrollment Information & Timeline

Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 Timeline

Nov 16 - Jan 29 Enrollment for Spring 2021 course work
January 25, 2021  Tuition payment due date Spring 2021
January 25, 2021 First day of Spring term classes
January 29, 2021 Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled for Spring term 2021 (No Exceptions)
January 29, 2021 Deadline to apply for May 2021 graduation (Email Jim Dees)
February 5, 2021 Last day to drop a class with no academic record - note:  Tuition charges still apply - Last day to withdraw from SMU with no academic record - tuition charges still apply
April 2, 2021 Good Friday - SMU campus is closed
April 5 - 23, 2021
Enrollment begins for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 terms for continuing students enrolled in Spring 2021
April 7, 2021 Last day to drop a course for Spring term 2021 with grade of "W" while remaining in at least 1 course
April 23, 2021 Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university (Email Jim Dees)
April 24, 2021  First day of enrollment for newly admitted students for Summer/Fall term 2021 
April 29, 2021 Last day for a thesis or dissertation defense for May 2021 graduation
May 3, 2021 Last day of classes Spring term 2021
May 4 - 5, 2021 Reading days
May 6 - 12, 2021 Final Examinations
May 15, 2021 Official close of term, degree conferral date, graduation ceremony date
June 1, 2021 First day of combined Summer term 2021 classes
June 4, 2021 Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without academic record (tuition charges apply) for Summer term 2021, last day to file for Summer 2021 graduation (Email Jim Dees)
July 5, 2021 University Holiday - Independence Day
July 23, 2021 Last day to drop a course for Summer term while remaining enrolled in at least 1 course
July 29, 2021 Last day to withdraw from all classes for Summer term 2021 (Email Jim Dees)
August 4, 2021 Last day of classes Summer term 2021, final exams, date for conferral of Summer 2021 degrees
August 23, 2021 First day of Fall term 2021 classes
August 27, 2021 Last day to enroll, add a course or drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled - Last day to file for Fall 2021 graduation (Email Jim Dees)
September 3, 2021 Last day to drop a course without enrollment record - tuition charges still apply
September 6, 2021 University Holiday - Labor Day
October 11-12, 2021 Fall Break
November 1-19, 2021 Spring term 2022 enrollment begins for continuing students enrolled in Fall term 2021
November 5, 2021 Last day to drop a course for Fall term while remaining enrolled in at least 1 course
November 11, 2021 Last day for Fall 2021 graduation candidate to change grade of Incomplete
November 23, 2021 Last day to withdraw from all classes for Fall term 2021 (Email Jim Dees)
November 24, 2021 No classes meet
November 25-26, 2021 University Holidays - Thanksgiving
December 2, 2021 Last day for dissertation or thesis defense for Fall 2021 graduation
December 6, 2021 Last day of classes Fall term 2021
December 7-8, 2021 Reading days
December 9-15, 2021 Final exams Fall term 2021
December 18, 2021 Fall 2021 graduation date and date for conferral of Fall degrees

Important Information

Graduating this term?

You will apply for graduation via my.SMU.edu. Please contact Jim Dees and inform him that you plan to graduate at the end of the current term so he may provide you with instruction on applying for graduation.  You need to apply for graduation at the beginning of the term in which you plan to graduate.

Complete a Degree Plan, if you have not done so already. Print and complete degree plan and e-mail the form to Jim Dees.

Distance Education Students

Update site coordinator information each term before enrolling. All DE classes will be streamed via the Internet. Go to the Distance Education page for details.

SMU Honor Code

Every student at SMU is bound by the SMU Honor Code. You need to become familiar with it and should review it regularly.