Office of General Education

Automation of AP credit to satisfy specific graduation requirements

Thanks to the Registrar’s Office, the Office of General Education has now automated Advanced Placement (AP) credit (of scores 4 or 5) to satisfy particular Proficiency and Experience graduation requirements. Specifically, AP credit will satisfy the following:

Civics and Individual Ethics (CIE)

  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • AP US Government and Politics

Quantitative Applications (QA)

  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Physics (Mechanics)
  • AP Physics (Electricity and Magnetism)

Therefore, students admitted after fall 2020 need not complete individual petitions to meet applicable graduation requirements. This credit will be reflected on their Degree Progress Report on or before March 20, 2023. Soon after, impacted students will be notified via their SMU email.

Retroactive updates will be made to affected students; future students will receive this credit automatically.

If faculty and academic advisors discover errors with an affected student’s DPR, please submit a DPR Issues/Requests to the Office of the Registrar.

Office of General Education

Engage Dallas recaps the fall 2022 semester

Engage Dallas hosted 50 events resulting in over 1,400 hours of community service during the fall 2022 semester.

Engage Dallas is one pre-approved activity for undergraduate students to complete their Community Engagement Proficiency and Experience, and the Office of General Education is one of five key partner offices empowering this place-based community engagement initiative for West and South Dallas.

Read more about Engage Dallas’ fall impact and hear from students about their experience.