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Academic Development of Student-Athletes

SMU understands the unique academic challenges faced by student-athletes. Academic Development of Student-Athletes (ADSA) provides academic counseling to help student-athletes make informed decisions about their degree, major selection, plan their semester courses, and maintain their NCAA eligibility.

SMU understands the unique academic challenges faced by student-athletes. 

Academic Development of Student-Athletes provides academic counseling and tutorial programs that offer supplemental support for undergraduate and graduate courses, with peer tutors available to assist with content comprehension, study skills, and time management. Reading and writing interventionists work with student-athletes to improve academic skills and identify potential barriers to learning, empowering them to succeed both on and off the field.

We provide academic resources for SMU Student-Athletes

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Academic Counseling

Our Academic Counselors work closely with the student-athlete's on degree/major selection, enrollment, and eligibility.

Tutorial Services

Our tutors provide subject specific content tutoring to our Student-Athletes in a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.
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Learning Specialists

Learning Specialists work closely with our Student-Athletes to provide additional reading and writing support.

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Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center

SMU offers free tutoring services for many courses to any full-time undergraduate on a drop-in basis.

Learn about ALEC

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Academic Center for Excellence

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) sponsor programs focuses on those who identify as first-generation college students, may need assistance in adjusting to an urban city, or seek assistance in fully utilizing campus resources, be they academic, financial, or social.

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