Summer Forge

Regroup, refocus, and forge ahead in your academic journey.

Are you an SMU student who's still trying to find their way academically? Did your first few semesters not go quite as planned, and now you're feeling like you need some extra help to get on the right track? Look no further than Summer Forge!

At SMU, Summer Forge is the academic success support program that can help you regroup, refocus, and forge ahead in your academic journey. Rediscover your confidence this summer with a tailored support program. Whether you're struggling to adjust to college life, feeling unsure about study habits or time management, or simply want to explore your academic options, Summer Forge is here for you.

With Summer Forge, you'll join a community of like-minded students who are all striving for academic success. You'll learn from each other's experiences, as well as from the program's experienced coaches and mentors. Together, you'll develop the skills and strategies you need to excel in your studies and achieve your goals. 

Student studying


Students must:

  • Receive an invitation to the Summer Forge program
  • Have been admitted to SMU as a first-year student  
  • Have a GPA of 1.9 or above 
  • Enroll in and commit to completing the following fall semester at SMU, unless the student is graduating in the summer
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  • Funding for up to 8 credits of summer tuition (Summer I and/or II) for first-year students and up to 16 credits for seniors to graduate within the four-year timeframe
  • Social and academic programming 
  • Summer employment placement assistance
Student in class

Program Components

  • Classes
  • Social Events
  • Academic Support Programs, including Tutoring and access to the Writing Center
  • Individualized Success Counseling

Contact Information

Jay Guillory 214-768-6821 Meet with Jay
Brittaney Wilson 214-768-6248 Meet with Brittaney