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. 

The ADSA provides academic support to our student-athletes during their time as a Mustang. Our office consists of academic counseling, a tutorial program, and reading/writing interventionists to improve academic skills and identify potential barriers to learning, empowering our athletes to succeed!

We provide academic resources for SMU Student-Athletes:


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.

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 A-LEC


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.

Learn about ACE


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