SMU’s Dedman College Advising Center helps take the guesswork out of academic planning. In fact, SMU is a two-time winner of the prestigious Outstanding Advising Program Award from the National Recognition Program for Academic Advising.
Each incoming first-year student has their own Dedman College Academic Adviser, a professional who will help the student explore academic interests, clarify academic expectations, select courses, and develop a four-year academic plan. With 133 majors and minors and more than 1,200 courses offered at SMU each semester, students have many choices, and the advising staff will help each student find course selections that best fit her/him.
Now is the time to start your academic planning by visiting the academic advising web site. Learn important First Year Student Information. Work through the steps in First Year Planning to start your academic career before you come to orientation (AARO) in July.
You will meet your Academic Adviser during AARO in July. For general information and to start your academic planning, visit the Academic Advising Center homepage.
Find out more about academic advising and your first year at SMU in the First Year Student section of the Advising Center website.