Enrollment FAQ

For fall and spring semesters, you need to take at least 12 hours. For summer sessions, you need at least 6 hours (or 12 hours for the full summer term).

If you are receiving a scholarship, financial aid, are on a visa, are a student athlete, or plan to go through Greek recruitment, please check with one of the following offices to confirm the full-time status policy and how it may apply to you: Financial Aid, International Student & Scholar Services, Athletic Compliance Office, or Fraternity and Sorority Life.
There are a couple ways to do this. In your Student Dashboard, select Academics then Course List. Then simply add up the numbers in the Units column. Another way is to look at the course number. The second number from the left is how many credits the course is worth. For example, WRTR 1312 is worth 3 credit hours.
When you search for a class on my.SMU, expand the course section you’re interested in taking. In the Information section you will find a description of the course along with any prerequisites.
If the class is open, check the Enrollment Requirements for the course by expanding the course section and looking in the Information section. If you meet the criteria and still can’t enroll, email your advisor.

If the class is waitlisted, you may add yourself to the waitlist or find another class to take in its place. Keep in mind that adding yourself to a waitlist will count towards your 18 maximum term hours.

If the class is closed, you may keep watching the course to see if a spot opens up or you may find another class to take in its place.
For information on when to register for classes or who to add, drop, or swap a class, please refer to the my.SMU FAQ.