Start Smart. Finish Strong
Quality Enhancement Plan 2020-2025
SMU in Four – SMU’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) – is the University’s comprehensive approach to improving SMU’s retention and four-year graduation rates. To this end, our QEP advances student academic success through its most essential form: progress toward degree. The strategies in this QEP build upon existing University practices to integrate three important levers, which will be activated across academic majors and student-support resources to address the needs of all SMU students and ultimately lead them to greater levels of success.
SMU in Four implements three essential pillars that will direct changes to help students in their early years: Early Alert, Academic Advising, and First-year and Gateway Course.