Academic Support

Student Academic Engagement and Success (SAES) works to ensure that SMU students are aware of the academic opportunities and support systems that operate across campus to ensure their academic success and enrich their experiences inside and outside the classroom.

Explore the academic support units and services available to Mustangs.

Academic-Support Units

Academic Development of Student-Athletes

SMU recognizes there are unique demands placed on student-athletes; therefore, our support services are designed to assist the student-athletes’ personal, professional, and educational growth during their participation in Mustang athletics.  

Office of General Education

In keeping with the University's educational mission, all undergraduates are required to complete a program of study that emphasizes the values of a liberal arts education. SMU's one-of-a-kind curriculum provides an understanding of human society in all its dimensions and prepares an individual for a process of lifelong learning. 

Student Academic Success Programs

We help Mustangs rise to academic challenges and assists them in successfully completing the undergraduate curriculum. We have specialists offer students programs designed to maximize their learning potential, personal adjustment, and academic performance.

Student Success & Retention

SMU is dedicated to helping undergraduate students achieve success. We offer a mix of one-on-one student meetings, program and outreach development, and collaboration with campus offices to achieve our goal of ensuring student success from first day of classes through graduation.

University Advising Center

We partner with pre-major students as they take ownership of their academic experiences at SMU and develop independent informed decision-making skills. Mustangs interested in the pre-health and prelaw programs can also find support with specialized pre-professional advising.
Student with Instructor on Computer

University Testing Center

SMU students and members of the community can take advantage of a variety of University Testing Center (UTC) services and programs to support educational, career, and personal goals.