Students with Disabilities

Disability Accommodations: Students needing academic accommodations for a disability must first register with Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS). Students can call 214-768-1470 or visit to begin the process. Once registered, students should then schedule an appointment with the professor as early in the semester as possible, present a DASS Accommodation Letter, and make appropriate arrangements. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive and require advance notice to implement.

Medically Excused Absences

Our policy on medically excused absences is as specified by the Provost. Verification of medical illness and request for an excused absence from class will be handled in one of two ways. A physician or staff member from health/counseling and testing will provide either (1) a hand-written note on a Health Center prescription form, or (2) a signed letter written on Health Center stationery. Excused medical absences shall have specific dates of time periods indicated. Encounter forms and Walk-Out Statements verify a student's visit to the Health Center BUT DO NOT INDICATE AN EXCUSED ABSENCE.

General Absences

These policies on absences are issued by the Provost of SMU.