Incoming Students

Advising at SMU

Advising is a partnership between students and their assigned advisor. Learn more about the advising process at SMU and expectations for both the advisor and student!

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Peruna Passport

Peruna Passport is a practical workbook that prepares students to navigate academic life at SMU.  Its contents provide a valuable introduction to the University Curriculum, important guidelines on the expectations we have of students, and resources to help you make the most of your college experience.

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Transfer Students

We're so glad you made it to SMU! Learn more about Transfer AARO and how to maximize the credits you earned at your previous institution.

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Common Curriculum

The Common Curriculum (CC) is made up of three areas and can be satisfied in a way that's as unique as each student. Read more for a summary of the CC and some resources for completing it.

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AP/IB/Dual Credit

Do you have AP/IB or dual enrollment credit? Make sure you know what you have and that it's sent to SMU.

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Credit & Placement Exams

SMU offers placement exams for math, chemistry, and several world languages. Find out which ones you need to take.

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Pre-Orientation Preparation

Before participating in Virtual Orientation, please complete the New Student Survey to help your academic advisor prepare to meet with you.

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Sample Schedules

Curious to know what you might take your first semester at SMU? Find out here!

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For Parents

Are you a parent of a future or current SMU student? Get information and answers to FAQs here!

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