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Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Samuel Merritt University. We’re ready to help you take the next steps to complete your enrollment. 

Prepare for Arrival

We’ve put together resources that you'll find useful as you prepare for classes. For starters, you’ll learn how to obtain your SMU student ID and other important information. 

Now that you’re accepted, we invite you to create an account in our Admitted Student Portal. You likely received an introductory email with details about how to log in for the first time. If not, you can follow the easy step-by-step directions. 


The Admitted Student portal will allow you to track your enrollment and complete and submit any remaining post-admission requirements and information, such as:

  • Health insurance
  • CPR certification
  • Criminal background check
  • Drug screening

About Your SMU Login

As a member of our educational community, you are granted access to SMU's information resources through your SMU login.  Please take a moment to review the items below to better understand how to initiate and maintain your access.

Access for New Students

  • This is my first time attending Samuel Merritt University 
    • You will receive an email with the subject: "Samuel Merritt University Login Information."  This will provide you with your username, email address, and instructions for getting started.
  • I am a returning student, and I remember my username
    • To reactivate your account, please reset your password. Through this process, a validation code will be sent to your personal email address. Click here to get started and follow the steps shown to complete the password reset process.
  • I am a returning student and I forgot my username 
    • Please contact the SMU IT Service Desk for assistance: 510-907-2555 option 1.

SMU Login Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible? 
    • All currently enrolled students, students admitted to upcoming enrollment periods, and graduates of SMU degree programs, have active logins.
  • Information Security 
    • Once you receive your username and initial password, it is important that you set a personal password for yourself. This may be done conveniently from any web browser or mobile device. See How 
    • Once set, your password will expire in one year. You may reset your password at any time. Changing passwords regularly will help ensure your personal information is secure. With single-sign-on access to confidential personal, academic, financial, and health information, it is critical that you keep your login information private. DO NOT SHARE YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION WITH ANYONE!
  • Your Account Identity 
    • Student login and email addresses are based on the student's preferred first name and last name. User names have a maximum length of 16 characters.
    • Official last name or preferred first name changes may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at any time. Once processed, your display name will automatically be updated in our systems. However, your username and email address will remain the same as was originally assigned.
  • Access Policies 
    • Student logins are deactivated upon withdrawing, dismissal, or completion of non-degree track courses. Graduates of SMU may continue to use their email addresses indefinitely. Some resources for alumni, however, are limited - such as restricted library research databases.


Deferment Request Form

Student Orientation 

We are truly delighted that you will be joining our community in your quest to be an exceptional health care provider. Complete the 2-step orientation with the link below.

  Student Orientation





Welcome to SMU

You’re joining an academic institution with a rich history and strong future.


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Student Experience

At SMU, you’ll be part of an active community of committed and compassionate health professionals. 

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SMU’s student services staff is here to help support and guide you through your educational journey, from health, wellness, and counseling services to academic and financial assistance.

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SMU offers dozens of student organizations, from professional organizations to cultural and social groups. 

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At SMU, you’ll find many ways to do good in the community while also building your skills and knowledge.

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