Student Academic Engagement & Success

SAES is a division within the Office of the Provost at SMU that oversees a wide range of academic support and engagement offices and initiatives.

We ensure academic success for all SMU students.

SAES enriches the Mustang experience both inside and outside the classroom; we are dedicated to facilitating student engagement and academic achievement. SMU connects students to resources that allow them to thrive on and off campus.


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Outstanding Support

Access key campus services and academic support across campus such as University Advising Center, University Testing CenterStudent-Athlete Academic Services, and Altshuler-Learning Enhancement Center.

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Transformative Initiatives

Key academic initiatives are transforming the undergraduate experience on the Hilltop. SAES leads the University Foundations ProgramFirst-Generation Initiative, Pathways to Business and Industry, and SMU in Four.

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Dynamic Learning

Learning happens everywhere. You'll find your curiosity in one or more of our dynamic offerings like the University Honors Program, Mustang Scholars, President’s Scholars, Hilltop Scholars Program, Engaged Learning, and Rotunda Scholars.

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