New Student Orientation 2014

Welcome to the University of Delaware Honors Program community!

The Honors staff and Honors Peer Advisors (HPAs) are thrilled you will be joining the Honors community this fall. We hope you are just as excited!

Here is what you can do to get the most out of our day together:

Assignment # 1: Read carefully the NSO Newsletter and accompanying Honors letter. It will provide you with a clear check list and time line of your responsibilities.

Assignment #2: Register for an Honors NSO date. Instructions are in your NSO newsletter. Your available NSO dates are based on your current academic major and the availability of faculty and staff advisors.

  • If you change your major after you select an NSO date, please contact the Honors Program Office at Since your major influences availability, this may require a new NSO date.
  • If you are unable to attend NSO on any of the available dates listed or there are no available dates for your major, please select the "Need to speak with NSO Staff" option and provide relevant details about your conflict. The Honors Program coordinates dates for all new Honors students and will attempt to schedule you for an alternate date, but your options will be limited to advisor and academic college availability. We strongly recommend you select your NSO date no later than Friday, June 6, 2014.

Assignment #3: Take your Math Placement Exam to learn if you should take the Honors Calculus Placement Test.

  • Regardless of your AP Calculus test score (AB or BC) or anticipated test score, all new UD students should take the Math Placement Exam. Those that place into Calculus, who have a 5 on either Calc AB or Calc BC (or anticipate a 5) should take the Honors Calculus Placement Test. More information and a link to the test is here.

Assignment #4: Get to know your Honors Peer Advisors! The HPAs will help you with academic information and orient you to the Honors First Year Experience.

Assignment #5: Complete and submit the Student Health & Immunization Forms included with the NSO newsletter.

Midterm: Watch for our next mailing in June about Honors advisement and course selection!

The Honors Program Staff looks forward to meeting you this summer!

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