About Us

Mission Statement

The Academic Development of Student-Athletes (ADSA) at SMU understands the unique academic challenges faced by student-athletes. Located in Suite 316 of Loyd All Sports Center, 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. Our tutorial program offers supplemental support for SMU graduate and undergraduate courses, with peer tutors available to assist with content comprehension, study skills, and time management. Reading and Writing Interventionists work with our student-athletes to improve their reading and writing skills and identify potential barriers to learning, empowering them to succeed both on and off the field. The ADSA staff consists of Academic Counselors, Reading and Writing Specialists, Tutor Coordinator, Tutor Specialist, Administrative Assistant, and a Graduate Assistant.

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