In the beginning of each academic semester, your department will
provide you with a complete list of advisees including new freshman
and transfer students. Students can find out who their assigned
academic advisor is by accessing UDSIS
or by calling their departmental office (FASH @ 831-8713, IFST
@ 831-8490, HRIM @ 831-6077, SOE @ 831-2317, LEAD @ 831-8711).
Also, visit the Academic Advisement
section of this website for Helpful Advisor Tools to assist you
in this role.
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Students are expected to exercise integrity when completing quizzes,
examinations, class assignments, research, papers, and projects.
The CHEP College and the University consider academic honesty
an integral component of the educational process. Additional information
is available in the Student
Guide to University Policies.
A student must obtain permission from their advisor and the Assistant
Dean for Student Services (105 PRS) to register for an increased
credit load (18 or more credits) provided they have a cumulative
index of 2.5 and an index of 3.0 for the preceding semester. In
no instance will they be permitted to register for more than 22
credits including registration as pass/fail or listener. Additional
fees must be paid when registering for more than 17 credits.
As an advisor, you may initiate the course substitution process
if it is warranted and does not jeopardize the integrity of a
student's program. Course substitution forms are available in
CHEP OSSS, 105 Pearson or your departmental office.
Majors and Minors
In order to declare a new major/minor, students may contact the
academic department that houses the major/minor they are interested
in to discuss any requirements, applications and/or deadline dates.
FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
of 1974 and "grants certain rights, privileges and protections
to students concerning educational records maintained by the University".
Test your knowledge of FERPA
and/or visit the UD
Policy and Procedures Manual to see how this law affects you.
An Incomplete (I) grade must be removed no later than the end
of the first 2 weeks of the semester immediately following the
course in question. Under extenuating circumstances (i.e. prolonged
illness), faculty may approve extensions of these limits. Incomplete
Grade Extension forms are available in the CHEP OSSS, 105 Pearson.
Students may choose to take one elective course on a pass/fail
basis each term. A letter grade is not given; the student either
passes or fails. Credits earned in this way count only as electives,
not as fulfilling specific requirements. The total number of credits
taken on a pass/fail basis may not exceed 24 in the baccalaureate
degree program excluding courses that are graded pass/fail only.
A failing grade under the pass/fail option will be counted in
the cumulative index.
Credits may be counted only once towards a degree. In other words,
if a student repeats a course to improve a passing grade, credits
may not be counted a second time towards the minimum total credit
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Students may choose to take courses at other institutions while
they are enrolled at UD. Before doing so, they must visit the
UD Transfer Center in the Student Services Building and complete
a Transfer Credit Evaluation form, which requires signatures from
the department offering the University's equivalent course and
from their college's assistant dean. If they do not complete this
form prior to enrolling in the course, we are not obligated to
accept their transfer course(s) and credits. Note: Only
credits, not grades, are transferable, and students must earn
at least a C grade in a course for it to be transferable.
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At the beginning of each semester, faculty should outline in their
syllabus the attendance policy for their course(s) including means
of communication about minor illnesses. The authority for excusing
all class absences rests with individual faculty members. Absences
due to serious illness (e.g. hospitalization, or surgery) or death
within a student's immediate family are recognized as excused
absences. To validate such absences, a student must present evidence
to the CHEP Office of Student Support Services in 105 Pearson Hall, or to Undergraduate Services in 120 Willard Hall for ETE/EDS
Absences on religious holidays listed in the University calendar
are recognized as excused absences. However, it is the student's
responsibility to discuss plans to be absent on a particular upcoming
holiday with their faculty. Students are fully responsible for
all material presented during their absence.
Unless excused by the faculty member, students holding a confirmed
assigned seat in a class will have to relinquish their seat if
they have not personally appeared in class to claim the seat by:
third meeting for a class scheduled to meet three times a week,
second meeting for a class scheduled twice a week,
third meeting of a class scheduled to meet five times a week,
second meeting for a class scheduled once a week
they do not claim the seat within the time limit specified above,
and do not drop the course, the instructor has the option of assigning
the student a grade of "Z" at the end of the term.
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Grades are only available by accessing the UDSIS
personal access system.
Only freshmen students are issued mid-semester grade reports at
the end of the seventh week of each semester. These grade reports
are intended to be used by students and advisors for academic
advising purposes only and do not become a part of the student's
permanent academic record. As an advisor, you will receive a copy
of your freshmen advisee's midterm grade reports.
Students may request an official copy of their transcript by filling
out an official transcript request form in the Student Services
Building, 30 Lovett Avenue or print out and complete the web
version of the form. Telephone requests cannot be honored
and there is a $5 fee for each request.
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If a student's quality point deficit is more than 12.99 points,
they will be dismissed from the University, pending review by
the Committee on Undergraduate Records and Certification (CURC).
If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 and their quality
point deficit is 12.99 points or less, they will be placed on
academic probation. This will limit the number of credits for
which they may register in the next term. Academic probation will
be lifted as soon as the cumulative GPA is at least 2.00.
Freshman 27 or fewer credits
Sophomore 28 to 59 credits
Junior 60 to 89 credits
Senior 90 or more credits
on Undergraduate Records and Certification (CURC)
The University's Committee on Undergraduate Records and Certification
(CURC) is an administrative committee that reviews requests for
changes to academic records from students who have experienced
academic difficulty due to an extenuating circumstance. Documented
extenuating circumstances include serious illness, chronic disability,
serious family problems, and similar situations. Students should
make an appointment with the Assistant Dean of Student Services
in CHEP OSSS at 831-2301 to discuss the petition process.
Student's who complete 12 or more credits, receive passing grades
in all courses, and earn a term index of 3.33 or better are placed
on the Dean's List.
Students are expected to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average
(GPA) to maintain good academic standing. A minimum average of
a C, or a grade point average of 2.0, in all work taken at the
University of Delaware is required for the baccalaureate degree.
Point Average (GPA)
Make a copy of this "How to calculate
my GPA" chart for student advisees.
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Center for Counseling and Student Development, 261 Perkins
Student Center, offers individual and group counseling, career
development programs, and other special interest workshops for
students. Staffed by psychologists and psychiatrists, students
may discuss, in a confidential and professional setting, any concerns
they may be experiencing.
Individual tutoring, group study sessions, and academic success
and study skills workshops are available through the Academic
Enrichment Center, located at 148-150 South College Avenue.
Free individual writing assistance in the areas of punctuation,
grammar organization, style and documentation are available through
University Writing Center.
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Leave of Absence
An undergraduate student who needs to discontinue his/her studies
for medical reasons (e.g., surgery, illness, or other health-related
circumstances) may request a medical leave of absence. Verification
for the medical leave of absence must be presented to the CHEP
Office of Student Support Services (105 PRS) or 120 WHL for ETE/EDS
Leave of Absence
An undergraduate student who wishes to engage in activities related
to their educational goals that require them to discontinue registration
at the University for a period not to exceed 15 months may be
eligible for an Academic Leave of Absence. During this grace period
of 15 months, students need not apply for re-admission to register
for courses. Please contact the CHEP Office of Student Support
Services in 105 Pearson Hall if you have additional questions.
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