You can find out who your assigned academic advisor is by accessing
or by calling your departmental office (FASH @ 831-8713, IFST
@ 831-8490, HRIM @ 831-6077, SOE @ 831-2317, LEAD @ 831-8711).
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As a University student, you 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
You must obtain permission from your advisor and the Assistant
Dean for Student Services (105 PRS) to register for an increased
credit load (18 or more credits) provided you have a cumulative
index of 2.5 and an index of 3.0 for the preceding semester. In
no instance will you 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.
If you feel it is appropriate to substitute a different course
for a required course in your academic program, you should consult
your academic advisor. Your advisor may initiate the course substitution
process if it is warranted and does not jeopardize the integrity
of your program.
Majors and Minors
In order to declare a new major/minor, contact the academic department
that houses the major/minor you 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".
Please see 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.
You 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 toward a degree. In other words,
if you repeat a course to improve a passing grade, credits may
not be counted a second time towards the minimum total credit
Transfer Credit Evaluation
You may choose to take courses at other institutions while you
are enrolled at UD. Before doing so, you 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 your college's
assistant dean. If you do not complete this form prior to enrolling
in the course, we are not obligated to accept your transfer course(s)
and credits. Note: Only credits, not grades, are transferable,
and you must earn at least a C grade in a course for
it to be transferable.
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Class attendance is critical to your academic success, and therefore
it is expected that you attend class regularly. At the beginning
of each semester, every faculty member will outline in their syllabus
the attendance policy for their course. Therefore, you should
check the syllabus for attendance expectations and means of communication
about minor illnesses. Please note that authority for excusing
all class absences rests with the instructor. If you are ill or
cannot attend class for any other reason, it is your responsibility
to contact your instructor(s) and present documentation for your
absence. 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, you 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 majors.
Absences on religious holidays listed in the University calendar
are recognized as excused absences. However, it is your responsibility
to discuss plans to be absent on a particular upcoming holiday
with your instructor(s). Please note that you are fully responsible
for all material presented during your absence.
Unless excused by the faculty member, if you hold a confirmed
assigned seat in a class you will have to relinquish your seat
if you have not personally appeared in class to claim the seat
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
you do not claim your seat within the time limit specified above,
and do not drop the course, the instructor has the option of assigning
you a grade of "Z" at the end of the term.
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Grades are only available by accessing the UDSIS.
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 for academic advising purposes
only and do not become a part of the student's permanent academic
You may request an official copy of your 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 your quality point deficit is more than 12.99 points, you will
be dismissed from the University, pending review by the Committee
on Undergraduate Records and Certification (CURC).
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 and your quality point
deficit is 12.99 points or less, you will be placed on academic
probation. This will limit the number of credits for which you
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 Universitys 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.
If you are a full-time student and earn a minimum 3.33 GPA you
will be honored with Dean's List recognition.
You 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)
Click here to see how to calculate
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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 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
A matriculated 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 majors.
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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