2018 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 2017/Spring 2018/Summer 2018/Fall 2018 Timeline

 August 21, 2017  First day Fall term 2017 classes
 August 25, 2017  Last day to add a course or enroll for Fall term 2017, no exceptions
 August 25, 2017  Last day to apply for December 2017 graduation
 September 4, 2017  Labor Day - University Holiday - SMU offices closed
 October 9-10, 2017  Fall Break - no classes
 October 30 - November 7  Spring term 2018 enrollment begins for continuing Lyle Graduate students
 November 3, 2017  Last day to drop a course for Fall term 2017
 November 21, 2017  Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
 November 22-24, 2017  Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
 November 30, 2017  Last day for Dissertation or Thesis defense for December 2017 graduation
 December 4, 2017  Last day of instruction - Fall term 2017
 December 5-6, 2017  Reading days
 December 7-13, 2017  Final Examinations
 December 16, 2017  December graduation ceremony and conferral date for degrees
 December 22-January 1  SMU Closed for Winter break
 January 15, 2018  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - SMU Offices closed
 January 22, 2018  Tuition payment due date
 January 22, 2018   First day of on campus instruction - Spring term
 January 26, 2018  Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without grade record Spring term 2018 - No Exceptions
 January 26, 2018  Deadline to apply for May 2018 graduation -email Jim Dees
 March 12-18, 2018  Spring Break - no classes
 March 30, 2018  Good Friday - SMU Offices closed
 April 10-27, 2018  Summer/Fall 2018 Enrollment begins for continuing Lyle Graduate Students
 April 11, 2018  Last day to drop a course for Spring term 2018
 April 27, 2018  Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
 April 28, 2018  Summer/Fall Enrollment begins for New and Re-admitted Lyle Graduate Students
 May 2-7, 2018  No final exams, unscheduled exams or papers
 May 3, 2018  Last day for a thesis or dissertation defense for May 2018 graduation
 May 7, 2018  Last day of instruction
 May 8, 2018  Reading Day
 May 9-15  Final Examinations
 May 19, 2018  May commencement.  Official close of term and conferral of degrees.
 May 25, 2018  Summer term 2018 Tuition payment due date
 May 28, 2018  Memorial Day - SMU Offices closed
 June 4, 2018  First day of Summer 2018 term classes
 June 7, 2018  Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without grade record Summer term 2017 - No Exceptions
 June 7, 2018  Deadline to apply for August 2018 graduation -email Jim Dees
 July 4, 2018  Independence Day Holiday - SMU offices are closed
 July 26, 2018  Last day to drop a course for Summer term 2018
 August 1, 2018  Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university - email Jim Dees 
 August 7, 2018  Last day of instruction, exams, date of graduation Summer term 2018
 August 10, 2018  Tuition payment due date Fall term 2018
 August 20, 2018  First day of Fall term classes
 August 24, 2018  Last day to enroll/add/drop a course without grade record Fall term 2017 - No Exceptions
 August 24, 2018  Deadline to apply for December 2018 graduation -email Jim Dees
 September 3, 2018  Labor Day - University offices are closed
 October 15-16, 2018  Fall Break - No classes
 November 2, 2018  Last day to drop a course for Fall term 2018 with grade of "W"
 November 5-23, 2018  Spring 2019 Enrollment begins for continuing Lyle Graduate Students
 November 20, 2018  Last day to drop all classes/withdraw from the university -email Jim Dees
 November 22-23, 2018  Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
 November 29, 2018  Last day for a thesis or dissertation defense for December 2018 graduation
 December 3, 2018  Last day of instruction
 December 4-5, 2018  Reading days
 December 6-12, 2018  Final Examinations
 December 15, 2018  Official close of term, degree conferral date, graduation ceremony date
 December 24-January 1  University closed for Christmas/Winter break


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.