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AARO Registration Tips

Registration for AARO 2018 opens April 16 at 6:30pm CST. 

View this AARO Registration Step-by-Step PDF to see the registration process. 


Questions you may have while registering: 

Why can't I register for AARO?

  • Have you paid your deposit?
    • Yes: The eCheck process can take 7-10 days to process while credit card payments take about 48 hours to be processed. Log into your Admissions Portal to check the status of your deposit. 
    • No: Pay your deposit and wait 48 hours to try registering

  • I paid my deposit more than 48 hours ago and still don't see the orientation registration tile in my.SMU      
    • If you paid your deposit by check, it can take up to 10 business days to process
    • Still can’t figure it out?
      • Email with a screenshot of your my.SMU portal or issue 

Where do I register for AARO?

  • Students will log into my.SMU to register for AARO. You will need your SMU ID and password to log in. 

How do I register for Mustang Corral?

  • First-year students and international students are automatically registered for Mustang Corral when they register for AARO
  • Transfer students will receive information during AARO about how to sign-up for Mustang Corral