2020 Enrollment

A Service Indicator has been placed on your account from the SMU Registrar’s Office regarding the submission of emergency contact information. You must verify and/or update your personal portfolio with emergency contact information in all five sections (emergency contact, home and mailing address, phone, demographic summary, ethnicity) or you will not be able to enroll. Be sure to check the "verified by me box" on each section so that the hold will be removed.

Fall 2019/Spring 2020/Summer 2020/Fall 2020 Timeline

August 16, 2019 Tuition payment due date Fall term 2019
August 26, 2019 First day of Fall term classes
August 30, 2019 Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without grade record Fall term 2019 - No Exceptions
August 30, 2019 Deadline to apply for December 2019 graduation -email Jim Dees
September 2, 2019 Labor Day - University offices are closed
October 14-15, 2019 Fall Break - No classes
November 8, 2019 Last day to drop a course for Fall term 2019 with grade of "W"
November 4-22, 2019 Spring 2020 Enrollment begins for continuing Lyle Graduate Students
November 26, 2019 Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
November 28-29, 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
December 5, 2019 Last day for a thesis or dissertation defense for December 2019 graduation
December 9, 2019 Last day of classes Fall term 2019
December 10-11, 2019 Reading days
December 12-18, 2019 Final Examinations
December 21, 2019 Official close of term, degree conferral date, graduation ceremony date
December 24-January 1 University closed for Christmas/Winter break
January 17, 2020 Graduate tuition payment due date Spring term 2020
January 17, 2020 First day of classes - Spring term 2020
January 20, 2020 University Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 24, 2020 Last day to enroll, add a course or drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled - Last day to file for May 2020 graduation - email Jim Dees
January 31, 2020 Last day to drop a course without enrollment record
March 9-15, 2020 Spring Break
April 6-24, 2020 Summer and Fall term 2020 enrollment begins for continuing students enrolled in Spring term 2020
April 7, 2020  Last day to drop a course for Spring term while remaining enrolled in at least 1 course
April 10, 2020 University Holiday - Good Friday
April 13, 2020  Last day for Spring 2020 graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete
April 24, 2020  Last day to withdraw from all classes for Spring term 2020 - email Jim Dees
April 25, 2020  First day of enrollment for newly admitted students for Summer/Fall term 2020
April 30, 2020 Last day for dissertation or thesis defense for Spring term 2020 graduation
May 4, 2020 Last day of classes Spring term 2020
May 5, 2020 Reading day
May 6-12, 2020  Final exams - Spring term 2020
May 16, 2020 Spring term 2020 graduation ceremonies, close of Spring term and date for conferral of Spring 2020 degrees
May 25, 2020 University Holiday - Memorial Day
TBD Summer term 2020 graduate tuition payment due date
June 1, 2020  First day of combined Summer term 2020 classes
June 4, 2020 Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without academic record (tuition charges apply) for Summer term 2020, last day to file for Summer 2020 graduation -email Jim Dees
July 3, 2020 University Holiday - Independence Day
July 23, 2020  Last day to drop a course for Summer term while remaining enrolled in at least 1 course
July 29, 2020  Last day to withdraw from all classes for Summer term 2020 - email Jim Dees
August 4, 2020 Last day of classes Summer term 2020, final exams, date for conferral of Summer 2020 degrees
TBD  Fall term 2020 graduate tuition payment due date
August 24, 2020  First day of Fall term 2020 classes
August 28, 2020  Last day to enroll, add a course or drop a course without tuition billing while remaining enrolled - Last day to file for Fall 2020 graduation - email Jim Dees
September 4, 2020  Last day to drop a course without enrollment record
September 7, 2020  University Holiday - Labor Day
October 12-13, 2020  Fall Break
November 2-20, 2020  Spring term 2021 enrollment begins for continuing students enrolled in Fall term 2020
November 6, 2020  Last day to drop a course for Fall term while remaining enrolled in at least 1 course 
November 12, 2020  Last day for Fall 2020 graduation candidate to change grade of Incomplete
November 24, 2020 Last day to withdraw from all classes for Fall term 2020 - email Jim Dees
November 25, 2020  No classes meet
November 26-27, 2020 University Holidays - Thanksgiving
December 3, 2020  Last day for dissertation or thesis defense for Fall 2020 graduation
December 7, 2020  Last day of classes Fall term 2020
December 8-9, 2020 Reading days
December 10-16, 2020 Final exams Fall term 2020
December 19, 2020  Fall 2020 graduation date and date for conferral of Fall degrees


Important Information

Distance Education (DE) 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.

Graduating this term?

You will apply for graduation via my.SMU.edu. Please contact Jim Dees at jdees@lyle.smu.edu 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.

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.