FAQs


AARO (Academic Advising , Registration and Orientation) is a two day orientation event designed for entering First Year Students at SMU.  During AARO, students learn more about their intended major requirements and campus resources. Students enroll for classes with the help of their academic advisor. For further information please go to the New Student Programs website.


The Lyle School of Engineering  has five departments and seven majors with various specializations. To find information on the different majors, please go to the undergraduate catalog and refer to the Lyle School of Engineering section in the table of contents. smu.edu/catalogs


Refer to Academic Records, General and Enrollment Standards in the undergraduate catalog smu.edu/catalogs


During advising times for the upcoming semesters (generally October and March), you must come into the office to set up your advising appointment.  During other times of the year, you can either stop by the office to set up an appointment or email your advisor.  Feel free to drop by the office; your advisor may be able to see you at that time.


You can always find tutors at the A-LEC.  A schedule of tutoring is available on the A-LEC website smu.edu/alec/tutorsched.asp. More resources may also be available, so ask your advisor if you cannot find the help you need.

Please refer to the section entitled Admission to Advanced Standing under Lyle School section in undergraduate catalog for the year you entered SMU. smu.edu/catalogs

Note that the dual degree programs with math and physics require declaration of math or physics as a 2nd major.


Once your Lyle major is declared, you can then declare your second major for a dual degree program, other majors and/or minors.


Information on the University Curriculum can be found at smu.edu/gened/ucexp.asp


Information on the General Education Curriculum can be found at http://smu.edu/gened/gecexp.asp


Refer to Academic Records, General and enrollment Standards in the undergraduate catalog smu.edu/catalogs


Information on this policy can be found under “Grades for Repeated Courses” in the section titled Academic Records, General and Enrollment Standards in the undergraduate catalog. smu.edu/catalogs


Refer to Academic Records, General and Enrollment Standards in the undergraduate catalog. smu.edu/catalogs


You can find tutorials on the “student” tab at the top of the OIT training webpage.