Forms + Requests

  • Use the Advance Approval of Transfer Work (US) form when you plan to take classes at another university and transfer them back to SMU. After your first term of enrollment at SMU, only courses from four-year universities will transfer back to SMU for credit hours. All courses will need pre-approval by the SMU department offering equivalent/similar classes. You may also request for the UC office to approve your chosen class to satisfy Breadth, Depth, and Pillar requirements.

Submitting your request:

  • Read the instructions on the form carefully and fill out ALL of the required information.
  • Contact the other institution to obtain a description (and syllabus, if possible) for the course you plan to take. The more information you provide, the more likely the course is to be approved for transfer credit.
  • If requesting a UC requirement, your completed form will need to be reviewed by the following offices in this order:
    1. Your current assigned academic advisor (listed on your Student Center in Access.SMU)
    2. The department that offers the equivalent/similar SMU course
    3. The Academic Records Office for the school that offers the equivalent/similar SMU course
    4. The Academic Records Office for your current school or major
    5. The University Curriculum Office in 216 Laura Lee Blanton Building
  • NOTE: Do not use this form for courses offered through SMU Abroad. See the Undergraduate Request for Approval to Attend a Non-SMU Affiliated Study Abroad Program or a Non-US Institution in the Registrar's Forms Library.
  • NOTE: Do not use this form for courses that are offered outside the US or are not part of the SMU Abroad program. See the Undergraduate Course Petition for Approval of Transfer Work Taken Abroad on a Non-SMU Affiliated Program or Non-US Institution in the Registrar's Forms Library.

Submitting your request:

  • Circle the University Curriculum Requirement that you are requesting to satisfy. (A)
  • Carefully complete the checklist below your chosen proficiency and include all supporting documents. (B)
  • Include a FULL copy of your DPR, not just the summary report!
  • Turn in the completed request and all supporting documents to the UC/GEC office in 216 Laura Lee Blanton Building.

successful examples

Human Diversity Request

Information Literacy Request

Oral Communication Request

Writing Request

Submitting your request:

  • Circle the University Curriculum Proficiency that you believe you have satisfied. (A)
  • Carefully complete the checklist for your chosen proficiency and include all supporting documents. (B)
  • Turn in the completed request and all supporting documents to the UC/GEC office in 216 Laura Lee Blanton Building.

Successful Examples:

  • The Undergraduate Petition for Reevaluation of Transfer Work is used to request that transfer coursework be reconsidered as either a generic course designation (ex. HUM 10XX) or a specific SMU course equivalent. You may also use this petition to request that a course which was given an XX, YY, etc., designation satisfy a specific UC requirement.

Submitting your request:

  • Read the instructions on the form carefully and fill out ALL of the requested information.
  • Consult with your academic adviser to determine whether Option 1 or Option 2 better fits your needs.
  • Collect and attach all information you have for the course that may support your request: course description, syllabus, assignments, etc.
  • Submit your completed request form and all supporting materials to the appropriate office designated on the form.
  • NOTE: Do not use this form for courses offered through SMU Abroad. See the Undergraduate Request for Approval to Attend a Non-SMU Affiliated Study Abroad Program or a Non-US Institution in the Registrar's Forms Library.

  • Courses offered through SMU Abroad (both summer and semester-long programs) are considered SMU courses, and most have already been assigned SMU course numbers. Please note that new abroad courses must be assigned an SMU course number. Contact the SMU Abroad Office for details.
  • If you take an SMU course that has been pre-approved for UC Foundation and/or Pillar requirements Abroad, these pre-approved Foundation and Pillar requirements will automatically populate on your DPR when SMU Abroad registers you for the course.
  • SMU Abroad courses taught by SMU faculty are not eligible to be considered for additional Foundation/Breadth/Depth/Pillar requirements.
  • SMU Abroad courses taught through SMU provider programs can be considered for additional Foundation/Breadth/Depth/Pillar requirements. You can make this request either BEFORE or AFTER you take the course. The forms through which you make this request are available ONLY through the SMU Abroad Office and not from either your academic advisor or the UC/GEC Office.
  • Most SMU Abroad courses are not “tagged” with UC Proficiencies & Experiences, even when their Dallas-campus counterparts are. You can request that your SMU Abroad courses satisfy UC proficiencies and experiences by using the form described in the Course-Based Proficiency Request tab.
  • NOTE: Do not use this form for courses offered through SMU Abroad. See the Undergraduate Request for Approval to Attend a Non-SMU Affiliated Study Abroad Program or a Non-US Institution in the Registrar's Forms Library.
  • NOTE: Do not use this form for courses that are offered outside the US or are not part of the SMU Abroad program. See the Undergraduate Course Petition for Approval of Transfer Work Taken Abroad on a Non-SMU Affiliated Program or Non-US Institution in the Registrar's Forms Library.
  • This form is no longer used. Ask your advisor what form to use.
  • If you and your advisor are not sure which form to use, email theuc@smu.edu.

 

  • UC 2016 Proposal Form
  • This form is for faculty who wish to submit a course proposal for the University Curriculum.
  • Completed proposals and proposal-related questions should be directed to theuc@smu.edu.