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Student FAQ

Find the answers to some common questions asked by CHS students.

How do I…

Q: …find my academic advisor?
A:
In UDSIS, under the Main Menu, select Self Service. On your Student Center page, there is a box located on the right side titled Advisors. Your advisors are listed for all majors and minors. If you do not have an assigned advisor, contact your major's department.

Q: ...take a course on pass/fail basis?
A:
Some courses are offered only on a pass/fail basis. In addition, each semester matriculated students have the option to take one course that is offered on a letter-grade basis on a pass/fail basis. The total number of credits earned on a pass/fail basis may not exceed 24 in the baccalaureate degree program, excluding those courses that are graded pass/fail only.

In most instances a pass/fail course can only be used as a free elective. Students are encouraged to consult with and obtain approval from their advisors in the selection of courses to be taken on a pass/fail basis.

Even when students complete a course on a pass/fail basis, the instructor will assign a regular grade. If the student has a grade of A, B, C or D (plus or minus), a grade of P will be listed on the report of grades and on the transcript. If the student receives a grade of F, it will be recorded on the permanent record. A passing grade will not be counted in the GPA. A failing grade under the pass/fail option will be counted in the GPA.

Q: ...audit a course?
A:
If you wish to attend class but do not wish to receive academic degree credit or complete the required work, you may register to audit a class. (This is also called registering as a 'listener.') Tuition, registration procedure, and forms are the same as for credit courses. No grade will be recorded for audit students.

Q: …add a minor?
A:
In UDSIS, under the Main Menu, select Self Service. On your Student Center page, there is a box located on the right side titled Web Forms. Click on the link titled Change of Major, Minor, Concentration and Graduation Term.

Q: ...change my expected graduation term?
A:
In UDSIS, under the Main Menu, select Self Service. On your Student Center page, there is a box located on the right side titled Web Forms. Click on the link titled Change of Major, Minor, Concentration and Graduation Term.

Q: ...change my major?
A:
In UDSIS, under the Main Menu, select Self Service. On your Student Center page, there is a box located on the right side titled Web Forms. Click on the link titled Change of Major, Minor, Concentration and Graduation Term. For more information on restricted and non-restricted majors, go to http://www.udel.edu/registrar/students/restmajorsinfo.html

Q: ...know when I can register for classes for upcoming terms?
A:
Registration in fall, spring and winter session courses is based on an assigned registration appointment by the student’s classification/level (i.e., senior, junior, sophomore and freshman).

In UDSIS, under the Main Menu, select Self Service. On your Student Center page, there is a box located on the right side titled Enrollment Dates. Click on Open Enrollment Dates to view the days and times in which you can enroll in classes. You do not need an enrollment appointment to register for summer courses.

Q: ...enroll in a course at another college while attending UD?
A:
http://www.udel.edu/registrar/transfer/transins.html

Q: ...request a medical leave of absence?
A:
A matriculated undergraduate who needs to discontinue studies for medical reasons (e.g., surgery, pregnancy, illness, rehabilitation and other health-related circumstances) can request a medical leave of absence. Verification for the medical leave of absence must be presented to the Dean of Students when the application for leave is made.

If a medical leave is granted, the student may later resume his or her studies without applying for readmission. If a student cannot return to the University at the end of the medical leave, the Dean of Students should be consulted.

A medical leave does not negate the student's financial responsibility to the University. Financial aid recipients should contact the Student Financial Services at the earliest possible opportunity. Participants in the University's health insurance plan will be covered only during the year when the student was enrolled (September 1 through August 31); coverage will not extend beyond this period.

Q: ...request an educational leave of absence?
A:
Undergraduate students who wish to engage in activities related to their educational objectives that would involve discontinuing registration at the University for up to one year may be eligible for a Leave of Absence, upon the approval of their college Assistant Dean. Students should consult their academic Assistant Deans on procedures for obtaining an Academic Leave of Absence. Call 302-831-8073 to schedule an appointment to discuss your plans.

Q: ...request extended time away from the University?
A:
Students may interrupt their studies for up to 15 consecutive months, and still remain in their degree programs. This grace period begins at the end of the student's last semester of enrollment. During the grace period, students need not apply for readmission to register for classes.

Students who withdraw before the fall or spring semesters, or before the Academic Penalty Deadline (after the eighth week of class) may avoid any academic penalty by filling out the Withdrawal/Leave Notification Form through the Dean of Students Office or the office of the Assistant Dean of the student's college.

After the Academic Penalty Deadline, withdrawals and leaves require permission from the Assistant Dean of the student's college. To initiate this process, the student should make an appointment with their college's Assistant Dean. The Assistant Dean's approval is granted only when non-academic extenuating circumstances exist, such as a serious illness or severe emotional crisis. Documentation by a physician or a counseling professional must be presented when requesting approval from the Assistant Dean. Approval will not be given because of failing grades, circumstances resulting from a change in major or a student error in registration.

To learn more about withdrawal procedures, students should contact the CHS Undergraduate Student Services Office, 302-831-8073 or the Office of Student Life, 302-831-8939.


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