Other FAQ

Not all classes are posted on Canvas. If your course is supposed to be on Canvas, it’s most likely not there because you’ve recently added the course to your schedule. To gain access to your course faster, you may contact your instructor or OIT for assistance.
SMU classifies students according to the number of credit hours they've earned:
First Year: 0-29 credit hours earned
Sophomore: 30-59 credit hours earned
Junior: 60-89 credit hours earned
Senior: 90 or more credit hours earned
Sometimes. Once you become a student at SMU, you can’t transfer any credit from a community college back to SMU. You may be able to take classes at your local, accredited, four-year institution. Once you’ve identified a course you wish to take, get a syllabus and work with your academic advisor on a petition to request approval to take the course.
Students under the University Curriculum need to complete at least 122 credit hours and students under the Common Curriculum need to complete at least 120 credit hours. This minimum hour requirement includes the requirements for your major and UC/CC.
PRW stands for Personal Responsibility and Wellness. It is one of the UC requirements. Students under the CC requirements do not need to take a PRW course.