Online Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a list of most commonly asked questions:

How do I create a new user account?
What courses do you currently offer?
How do I register for a course?
Can I enroll someone else in a course?
Which methods of payment do you accept online?
What is the cancellation policy if I am unable to attend?
How do I cancel a registration?
What do I do if I've lost my password?
How can I find out what courses I'm registered in?

How do I create a new user account?

In order to register for courses online, you must have an account with . Creating an account gives you online access to enroll in courses, view your registration history, change your address and more.

You can go to our Sign up page to create a new account. Note: you must have an email address to set up an account with us.

What courses do you currently offer?

Select one of the Lookup Courses links (in the left navigation bar) to see the list of courses we currently offer.

How do I register for a course?

To register for a course:
  1. Look Up Course - look up the course you want to enroll in on our Course Listing page.
  2. Add to Enrollment Card - click the Add to Enrollment Card button on the Course Information page to start the registration process.
  3. Logon - log on to the system. Note: if you're already logged on, this step will be skipped.
  4. Select Course Fees - select the course fee options (i.e. select registration fee, add optional fees).
  5. Add More Courses - if you are enrolling in other courses, click the Add More Courses button and repeat steps 1, 2, and 4. Otherwise, continue to step 6.
  6. Register for Selected Courses - once you have added all the desired courses to your Enrollment Card, click the Finish Registration button to continue the registration process.
  7. Supplemental Data - some courses require additional registration information (i.e. T-Shirt size, meal preference, etc.). If the course you enrolled in has additional registration information requirements, the Supplemental Data page now opens for you to enter your information. Click the Submit button after entering the information to continue.
  8. Make Payment - enter your payment information then click the Submit Payment button*** (or the Bill Me button if selecting the Invoicing option).
  9. Registration Confirmed - the Registration Confirmation page now opens notifying you that you are enrolled in the course(s). A confirmation email with the registration specifics is also sent to your email address. At this time, you can safely log off the system.
***Important Note for those paying by Credit Card
The Wait page will be displayed to you while the system is waiting for credit card approval. DO NOT move away from this page (click your Back button, select another URL, etc.) until the process is completed. If you do, the approval process is aborted and you WILL NOT be enrolled in the course.

Can I enroll someone else in a course?



Which methods of payment do you accept online?

You may register online using the following payment methods:
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover


What is the cancellation policy if I am unable to attend?

At SMU Continuing and Professional Education, we understand that sometimes our students may need to cancel an enrollment. In this event, we happily provide the following options:

Before class begins:

  • Students may receive a refund, minus a $25 handling fee
  • Students may transfer to another course free of charge
  • Student may elect to have tuition placed in escrow free of charge to be used within one year
  • Students may substitute another individual in their place free of charge

After class begins:

  • Students may transfer to another course free of charge
  • Student may elect to have tuition placed in escrow free of charge to be used within one year
  • Students may substitute another individual in their place free of charge

Should SMU cancel a course, full tuition will be refunded.

Why might a Course be cancelled by SMU?

While rare, SMU Continuing and Professional Education reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment. Should SMU cancel a course, a full refund will be granted to enrollees. Every effort is made to notify students of a course cancellation in advance, but often the majority of a course's enrollments are received within a few days of its start date. Therefore, a course that is very close to its minimum enrollment may not be cancelled until one day prior to its start date in an effort to give the course every opportunity to achieve its needed enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early to secure a place in the courses of their choice, and to help ensure the course's success.

How do I cancel a registration?

You cannot cancel a registration online. To cancel a registration, you must contact:

SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE)
214-768-2273
smuthink@smu.edu *

*Please include your full name and registration details for the course you want to cancel (i.e. course code, title, and dates) and a day time phone number where we can contact you.

What do I do if I've lost my password?

You can send a request for your password to be sent to your email address on our Lookup Password page.

How can I find out what courses I'm registered in?

To see a list of courses in which you are enrolled, visit the Registration History page then click the appropriate button:
  • Upcoming Courses - view a list of your upcoming courses with dates and location
  • Completed Courses - view a list of completed courses with the hours/ceus/grades earned