Student Academic Success Programs

Student Academic Success Programs (SASP) helps students rise to academic challenges and assists them in successfully completing the undergraduate curriculum. SASP specialists offer students programs designed to maximize their learning potential, personal adjustment, and academic performance.

As part of the SMU campus community, SASP staff cares about your growth and well-being.  We pledge to foster faculty/staff-student relationships of trust and collaborate with you in creating a learning experience that upholds values respecting the unique identities and basic human rights carried by all students. You can see an elaboration of these values here:

How do we help SMU students?

Academic Counseling

Writing Center



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Student Success and Retention

Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies


Student Persistence and Achievement Programs

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SASP services are located in two areas of campus.

The Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center is home to the Writing Center, tutoring, HDEV classes, the Disability Accommodations and Success Strategies staff, academic counselors, learning specialists and workshops.

Contact Information:

Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center (A-LEC)
Loyd All Sports Center, Suite 202
5800 Ownby Drive, Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: (214) 768-3648
Office Hours: Sun 3-10pm, M-Th 8:30am-10pm, F 8:30am-5pm

Spring Break Hours: M-F 9am-4pm

Summer Hours: Sun 3-8pm, M-Th 9am-7pm, F 9am-4pm 

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)
Armstrong Commons
5809 Bush Ave #157, Dallas, TX 75275
Phone: (214) 768-4031
Office Hours: Sun- Fri 8:30am-8pm

Summer Hours: M-Th 9am-4:30pm, F 9am-4pm