Crossing the Finish Line

SMU has believed in you since the beginning, let us help you graduate. 

Working with University Decision Support, advisors, and School Records Offices, the Office of Student Success and Retention identifies students who have stopped out from SMU but have not graduated elsewhere. Students' academic records are reviewed to determine the feasibility of graduating within six years. SSR connects with students to support their degree completion

Learn more about our crossing the finish line initiative.

Student studying


Students must:

  • Receive an invitation from SMU
  • Have a GPA of 1.8 or above
  • Be in good standing with the University
  • Live in the Dallas area
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  • Funding to complete your SMU degree
  • Regular and individualized check-ins with your Success Counselor
  • Academic support
  • Referrals to campus partners
Student in class

Program Components

  • Classes
  • One-on-one Success Coaching
  • Academic Support Programs

Contact Information

Invited and have questions?

Shun Colter 214-768-6715 Meet with Shun