Academic Advising

Simmons academic advisors assist students with course selections, petitions, appropriate Education Abroad experiences, and additional majors and/or minors. Advisors also identify students who are struggling academically and assist them with appropriate resources.

The advising staff helps students examine and set goals in order to have a successful undergraduate experience.

Following are important reminders about advising and records:

  • Meet with your assigned advisor at least once each semester prior to enrollment for the next term to plan courses for the upcoming semester.
  • Enroll in the courses discussed with your advisor.
  • Make schedule changes by the add/drop deadline (see academic calendar).
  • Drop courses or withdraw for a semester by the deadline/s published on the academic calendar if necessary.
  • You are responsible for your enrollment.

Check your DPR at least once a semester to insure the following are correct:

  • Major and sub-plan, if applicable,
  • Additional majors and minors,
  • UC requirements,
  • All credit (test, transfer and SMU credit), and
  • Graduation term.

All Simmons APSM undergrads are advised by faculty advisors in Annette Hall.

Sport Management (Please check your Student page in for your assigned advisor):

Applied Physiology & Health Management:

Sport Performance Leadership:

Teaching and Learning undergrads are advised by the Education Academic Advisor, Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall, Suite 374:

Simmons Records office is responsible for the verification and processing of:

  • On-time/4-year graduation plan
  • Understand your Degree Progress Report and Degree Planner
  • Common Curriculum Advising
  • Change or addition of majors and/or minors
  • Petitions
  • Academic policies
  • Study Abroad Plans
  • Filing for graduation

All Simmons undergrads must schedule an appointment prior to their final semester for graduation certification:

  • Samia Siddiqui – Book Appointment
  • Please book appointments for Monday-Thursdays 10am - 3:00pm. For any meeting requests after 3:00pm, please contact via email.

Academic and enrollment forms are accessible on the Registrar’s forms library.

Course Petitions are accessible through SMU's Office of General Education.

For questions, contact the Simmons Records office at 214-768-1326 or email