University Policies & Procedures
Student Guide to University Policies, and the
University Catalog for further information.
Brief Description of the Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 grants
to students certain rights, privileges, and protections relative
to individually identifiable student educational records which are
maintained by the University. Specifically:
- Students' educational records (with the exception of directory information) will be released to third parties outside the University only with the written consent of the student. The University reserves the right to release education records to appropriate parties in a health or safety emergency or when the student's well-being is of concern.
- Students have the right to inspect their own individually identifiable educational records. The right may be exercised by completing a request form at the service desk of the University Visitors Center.
- Students have the right to challenge information contained in individually identifiable educational records. The procedure is described in the Annual Notification of Rights printed below.
- A copy of the policy describing the University's regulations implementing this act may be obtained at the University Visitors Center.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act permits the release of directory-type information to third parties outside the institution without written consent of the student provided the student has been given the opportunity to withhold such disclosure.
The University releases, upon inquiry by third parties outside the University, directory information without written consent of the student. Directory information includes name, address, telephone number, college, class, major, dates of attendance, and degree, honors and awards conferred. Students may withhold directory information by contacting the Registrar's Office
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or by changing privacy settings through
Further questions? See the webpage at:
or contact the Registrar's Office at
In general, to qualify as a Delaware (in-state) student for tuition and fee purposes, the student (or the parent/guardian upon whom the student is dependent) must have established a domicile in Delaware and must have maintained continuous residence therein for a period of 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of classes in the semester/session in which Delaware student status is sought. Individuals who work in Delaware but reside in another state are not considered in-state students for the purpose of tuition and fees. First time students should resolve any questions concerning residency prior to submitting a registration form.
The complete residency policy can be found at
Unless excused by the faculty member, students holding a
confirmed assigned seat in a class will have relinquished their
seat if they have not personally appeared in class to claim the seat
2nd class meeting for a class scheduled once a week,
2nd class meeting for a class scheduled two times a week,
3rd class meeting for a class scheduled three times a week,
3rd class meeting for a class scheduled five times a week.
If the student does not claim the seat, according to guidelines
and does not drop the course by the end of the late registration
(Free Drop/Add) period, any applicable tuition will be charged and the
Instructor has the option of assigning the student a grade of "Z"
(the equivalent of a failing grade) at the end of the term.
The University of Delaware reserves the right to refuse for good and
sufficient reasons enrollment of any applicant. Any applicant who is
refused enrollment will, on written request, be provided with a written
statement of the reasons for the refusal of enrollment.
The following information is for those students who have not been
formally admitted to the University's undergraduate or graduate
divisions. These students are identified by the classification
CEND (Continuing Education Non-Degree). CEND students who are new to the
University must complete a Biographic Information Form
on-line, by mail or in person
in order to register.
For additional general information, see the Division of Professional and
Continuing Studies website at:
or call (302) 831-7600 or email
- No particular educational background is required in order to
register. CEND students may register for any courses - as long as they meet any course
prerequisites and restrictions listed.
- All CEND students, particularly those registering for the
first time, should contact the ACCESS Center
(302) 831-7600 for an appointment with a counselor for academic advisement.
You can also email
email@example.com for general questions.
- Admission to a Degree Program
- Students who wish to become full- or part-time matriculated
students should contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office
(831-8123) or the Office of Graduate and Professional Education (831-2129).
- Readmission to a Degree Program
- Students seeking readmission to a degree program should meet with an ACCESS counselor (302-831-7600) to discuss readmission procedures, or visit
- Transfer of Graduate Credit
- A maximum of nine graduate credits taken as a CEND student
may be accepted for transfer to a graduate degree program.
Contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Education (302-831-2129) for details.
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