Student Success and Retention

The Office of Student Success and Retention (SSR) strives to empower undergraduate students to succeed from the beginning of their academic journey until graduation.

SSR is committed to providing support and resources to help students overcome challenges and achieve their goals on the Hilltop.

Success coaching, strategic outreach, and collaboration with other campus offices are just a few ways that SSR guides students in navigating obstacles. With a focus on ensuring a positive student experience, SSR is dedicated to helping students thrive and succeed at SMU.


How can we help you?

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Faculty & Staff

Each year, some SMU undergraduate students do not enroll for the following year. Learn how faculty and staff can play an important and unique role in helping students persist to graduation.  
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Parents & Families

Parents and families are an invaluable part of a student's personal and academic success, and they're integral when making important decisions. We partner with parents and families when their student needs it most.
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SSR is your springboard to achieving academic success at SMU. Whether you're new to the Hilltop, unsure of where to find services, or need to take a leave - our team makes every effort to assist you in meeting your goals.

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