Frequently Asked Questions
SMU understands the drastic transition that occurs for new students entering a new environment and the toll that can take on academic performance. One of the main ways SMU instructors are able to provide guidance is through their personal office hours. Office hours are a vital way for students to receive one on one time with professors and/or TA’s for any clarification or answers they may need. Instructors can also point students into other tools and resources that SMU can offer them in specific areas of struggle, for instance utilizing the Writing Center or talking to a librarian.