Frequently Asked Questions

Does everyone need to take the Math Placement Exam?

Yes! The only students exempt are those that received a 5 on the AP Calc AB or AP Calc BC test. These Honors students should take the Honors Calculus Placement Exam instead.

What is the Honors Calculus Placement Exam and how do I know if I should take it?

Honors students who have received a 5 or anticipate receiving a 5 on the AP Calc AB or AP Calc BC test should take the Honors Calculus Placement Exam. This is a paper exam that will be used to place students in Honors Calculus courses in the fall.

How do I change my major?

All major requests should be made to the Office of Admissions via email ( Once you receive confirmation of the change, if you are already registered for NSO please confirm with that the date is still appropriate for your new major.

My Honors NSO date is not until mid-July. Will this hurt my chances of getting the classes I need in the fall?

No! The Honors staff works hard to ensure class availability is distributed among all NSO dates. You'll have the same great experience if you attend the last day of NSO as those that attended the first day!

I received registration information from my academic college. Should I complete that worksheet or information provided by the Honors Program?

It is important to read all information provided by UD offices with regard to NSO and academic registration. Each day Honors students will attend a pre-advisement meeting in his or her academic college but advisement will be done with Honors staff or departmental faculty. Please complete all registration material from the Honors program. This will be sent to students in early June.

Get to Know the Munson Fellows

Munson Fellows are upper- classmen who live with Honors Freshmen in the newly-built Louis L. Redding Residence Hall. In addition to serving as liasions with the Honors Program, the Fellows serve as academic resources for Honors freshmen.

The Munson Fellows are named in honor of Dr. Burnaby Munson, a veteran chemistry professor who has been involved with the Honors Program since its inception, served as Director (1986-1989), and still hosts Wednesday Night Study Breaks in Redding Lounge.

Kayla Neiderfer ('17)

Woodbury, NY


Kayla's advice to new students: "Don't be afraid to try new things on campus! There are so many different ways to get involved and be a part of the UD community through Honors, RSOs, and more"

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