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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Additional SMU Programs

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SMU Abroad programs are administered by the Study Abroad office, which provides for program logistics, admission, schedules and enrollment information.

An initial nonrefundable deposit is due from each student after acceptance into a program and is payable to SMU Division of Enrollment Services in accordance with regular University payment procedures.

The balance of all other tuition and fees is payable to SMU Division of Enrollment Services in accordance with regular University billing procedures. Deadlines are listed by term on the SMU Abroad website at smu.edu/abroad.

Additional information can be obtained from:

SMU Abroad
Southern Methodist University
Blanton Student Services Building
6185 Airline Road, Suite 216
Dallas TX 75205

Mailing address:

PO Box 750391
Dallas TX 75275-0391


SMU’s 423-acre campus in Northern New Mexico is located at historic Fort Burgwin. This unique SMU program provides an experiential living-learning experience that fosters academic and personal growth. Students can fulfill major, minor or UC requirements during a variety of summer and winter terms. Diverse course offerings allow students of nearly all majors to participate.

The Taos campus offers several terms of varying lengths: January Term (8 class days); May and August Term (12 class days); and June Term (20 class days).

Enrollment is typically available during the fall or spring term immediately preceding the Taos term. Enrollment must be approved by the SMU-in-Taos Office, located at 338 Blanton Student Services Building, 6185 Airline Road.

Students attending SMU-in-Taos will pay discounted tuition rates. Existing SMU scholarships and financial aid apply to Taos tuition at a prorated amount. Students seeking further assistance can also apply for the Friends of Taos scholarship. Tuition, course fees, and room and board charges are payable to SMU Division of Enrollment Services, Bursar’s Office or online at my.SMU.edu. Cancellation and refund policies and dates can be found at smu.edu/taos.

Additional information can be obtained from:

Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750145
Dallas TX 75275-0145


JanTerm 2018

January 8–18, 2018 (8 class days)

MayTerm 2018

May 17–June 2, 2018 (11 class days)

Summer Sessions 2018

June Session: June 4-July 3, 2018 (22 class days)
July Session: July 5-August 3, 2018 (22 class days)
Combined Session: June 4-August 3, 2018

Intersessions allow motivated students to take additional courses outside of fall and spring semesters in a smaller class setting. In JanTerm students complete one course in just 8 class days; in MayTerm students complete one course in just 11 days. The June and July intersessions are each 5-weeks in length, and students may take up to 3 courses (9 credit hours) in each session. A few courses run all summer long in a combined 10-week session. Whether the goal is to get ahead of the curve, explore new interests, or simply stay on the track for graduation, Intersessions let students customize their experience and make the most of their time at SMU.

Intersessions courses are separate and in addition to the course load carried during the fall and spring semesters. Some 70 courses in a variety of subjects are offered during each May and January intersession, and some 200 courses are offered over the June-July sessions. Many courses fulfill University Curriculum (UC), major, minor, or prerequisite requirements. Any SMU student in good standing is eligible to enroll in Intersessions through my.SMU. It may also be possible for non-SMU students to be admitted as visiting non-degree students.

Intersessions are offered at a reduced tuition rate, and no other fees are assessed except for course-specific costs such as lab/studio fees or travel/accommodation for courses held outside Dallas. On-campus housing is also an additional charge. SMU students should consult with their financial aid adviser for assistance regarding applicable financial assistance. Most SMU merit-based and need-based financial aid is available in prorated amounts. Federal and state funds are not available for JanTerm, but may be available during May, June, and July, IF the student maintains enrollment in 6 or more credit hours over the three intersessions.

Students living in SMU Residential Commons who wish to remain on campus during an intersession program may stay in their current room during JanTerm, but for MayTerm must move to another location. On-campus housing is available by application to any student attending an intersession program in June and July, space permitting. All housing arrangements and fees are administered by SMU Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH). For more information and to request intersession housing, please contact RLSH at housing@smu.edu.


Perkins School of Theology presents a program in Houston-Galveston for beginning study toward the Master of Divinity, the Master of Arts in Ministry and the Master of Theological Studies.

Auditors may take these courses with the permission of the instructors and payment of the audit fee.

For application materials and information, please contact:

Office of Admission and Financial Aid
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750133
Dallas TX 75275-0133
214-768-2293 or 1-888-THEOLOG (843-6564)

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