Fourth Year

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Fourth Year

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Graduation here you come! We are so proud of everything you have accomplished so far and can't wait to see whats to come. Here is the last bit of information that we compiled for you Mustang!

We are here to help! Reach out to your personal academic advisory to gain advice and insight into courses that will best fit your needs.

Like planning things out? Utilize the Degree Planner tool in your my.smu Student Dashboard to help create a personalized degree plan to help you on your SMU journey. 


Have you checked out SMU’s personal requirements? SMU believes in the importance of providing their students with an educational foundation, resources to grow, and opportunities to thrive in any environment. This is why SMU has created the unique Common Curriculum (CC) framework that all students must complete.

Always check your SMU Canvas. Checking your calendar, grades, professor updates, and any other information you may need for a course can all be found in your personal SMU Canvas.  

Self evaluation. A simple tool that can help indicate your success within a course is simply evaluating your personal studying habits. Taking a step back and looking at how you are dealing with your work load is a great way to detect your academic strengths and weaknesses.

Have you been going to office hours? Meeting with professors and TA’s is a great way to get on top of any academic questions or concerns you may have.

Need help with your resume, cover letter, or interview prep? Visit the Hegi Family Career Development Center for assistance with anything you may need to navigate through internships and c career paths.

Cox Student’s should check out the Cox Career Management Center for unique services and opportunities that will assist them into joining the business community.

Students can connect with Alumni through SMU Alumni Network. With 13,000+ SMU alumni worldwide and 58,000+ alumni just in the DFW-Metroplex, students are set up for success in meeting others in their field of interest.

Don’t Forget! Check with your academic advisor if you have completed all of the Common Curriculum credits that SMU requires of all their students, along with all the credits for your chosen major(s) and/or Minor(s).  


Looking into Grad School? Check out SMU’s Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, which offers doctoral and master’s degrees across a wide variety of fields. 


You have to look your best, so don't forget to order your cap and gown! Order here.

Need help with financial aid? Contact SMU's Financial Aid office to gain information and assistance on any questions you may have. A financial aid advisor is assigned to all students and offers aid in the form of academic scholarships, grants, loans, and work study awards. 

If you are in need of academic accommodations, visit SMU's Disability Accommodation and Success Strategy office to receive information on disability related services and determinations for requests. 

Have you experienced discrimination or harassment? Contact SMU's office of Institutional Access and Equity, who are here to help. 

Sexual assault. Visit SMU Health Center for immediate assistance and further information 

Having an Emergency? Please call 214-768-3333 for SMU police. If a non emergency please call 214-768-3388. 

Visit the Dedman Center to experience an easy, fun way to stay active within the community. 

 Fuel up at both Lee Dining Hall and Arnold Dinning Commons, where you will find healthy and nutritional options for your dietary needs. 

Take care of yourself at SMU health Center where you will receive everything you need to take care of your own personal health. Provide consultations with physicians, sports medicine, women's health, dermatology, counseling, dental, and a pharmacy for your prescription needs.