student advising


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  • Assigned to Academic Advisor Susan Coffing
  • Office hours and appointment scheduling available via Blue Hen Success from UDSIS Student Homepage>Degrees and Advisement


If you need advisement and cannot schedule an appointment or attend office hours with Susan Coffing, please email MMSC administrative assistant Ms. Danni Rose at and she will help you schedule.  



  • Juniors and seniors with advising questions should contact their advisor as indicated in UDSIS to request information or to schedule a meeting.  The link for directory information for all departmental faculty advisors can be found here.
  • For graduate student advisement or grad program information, please contact Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss at
  • Academic Calendar:  includes fall Drop/Add deadline, fall mid-term grades-posted date, Registration-change deadline, etc.:
  • Breadth Requirements:  courses listed by breadth category:
  • Course listings: - selecting the “Courses Search” function from the tabs at the top will provide you with information for courses offered by semester; “Course Descriptions” provides information about all courses offered.   Both include prerequisites. In Courses Search, be sure to select the correct term
  • Degree Audit:   Check your personalized real-time degree completion status by reviewing your Degree Audit via UDSIS.  Go to the UDSIS home screen, select the Degrees and Advisement tile, then “Degree Audit”.  The PDF version (select bar at the top of the page) is in a format preferred by many students.  This will tell you what requirements you have completed and what’s left - all up-to-the-minute status.  
  • Disability Support Services (DSS):  provides accommodations and services to UD students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the UD environment. We understand that an online format may cause new challenges and encourage you to contact DSS to discuss accessibility accommodations related to your courses.  
  • Full Course in MMSC:  The course scheduler for MMSC, Danni Rose ( can only register you for MMSC courses.  You can reach out to her for any of your MMSC course registration needs. Be specific in your request and always include your UDID number in all registration requests.  Requests for non-MMSC courses must go through the other respective departments. 
  • Full Course outside MMSC Department:  if you need help with registration for a course outside the MMSC department (such as BISC300 or PHYS201), please contact the course scheduling contact for the appropriate department, listed here:  
  • Grade Forgiveness Policy:  retake up to two UD courses (max 8 credits) and have the lowest of the repeated course grades excluded from the GPA.  Eligible courses are those taken through the academic term during which a student attains a total of 28 credits attempted at UD, and in which a student earned a C- or lower.  Details, instructions and how to submit the request form can be found here:
  • Math requirements for MMSC majors:  All majors in the MMSC department require at least MATH114 College Math & Statistics.  If you are planning an academic or professional path that requires physics, MATH115 is a prerequisite for PHYS201 Introductory Physics I.  Also, some medical, dental, etc. programs - as well as the Health Professions Evaluation Committee (HPEC) Letter of Recommendation -  require calculus which is MATH221.  
  • Office of Academic Enrichment:  all tutoring and academic support services are now available online, and they have added a page, Tips for Succeeding in Classes Online, which they hope students will find useful as they manage the transition.
  • Registration Instructions link:
  • Test Credits: 
  • Transfer Credit information: and then select “Transfer Credit Information” from the blue box on the left side.  “How to Transfer Undergraduate Courses to UD”
  • Tutoring Resources: see Office of Academic Enrichment
  • UDSIS (Student Information System):  this is where all student-specific information will post - schedules, grades, etc.
  • Undergraduate Catalog:  go to “Program” from menu on left to go to all majors and minors at UD: .
  • Waitlist: If a section you want is full, you may be able to add yourself to a waitlist. Students will be automatically enrolled from the waitlist if seats become available AND IF:
    1.  You are not already enrolled in another section of the course.  Once you are enrolled in any section of a course, you cannot be automatically enrolled from the waitlist for any other section when the program runs each evening. 
    2. You do not have a schedule conflict  - if there’s a conflict with a course already on your schedule the program will not add you.
    3. You meet all the requirements for pre-requisites and restrictions for example a section or course that is restricted to certain majors, minors or class status such as junior, etc.
    4. Adding you will not put you over the maximum credit load for the term

Waitlists remain active starting with the registration cycle until the first day of classes each term.  Once the first day of the semester begins, the waitlists are purged.  Students who still want to pursue consideration for registration in a course must submit the Course Permit/Drop-Add request form found in UDSIS>Forms.  This form goes directly to the department sponsoring the course and is a request, not a guarantee.  To find the form, go to either UDSIS>Forms>Course Permit (Drop/Add) or find the form at this link:

For more info and instructions on waitlists, FAQs are found here:

  • Medical Diagnostics, please submit your Change of Major request form in UDSIS Webforms (via the Forms tile) and then contact Academic Advisor Susan Coffing at for curriculum advisement and scheduling
  • Medical Diagnostics Pre Physician Assistant Concentration, please submit your Change of Major request form in UDSIS Webforms (via the Forms tile) and then contact Academic Advisor Susan Coffing at for curriculum advisement and scheduling
  • Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, please contact Program Director Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss at 
  • Medical Laboratory Science, please contact Program Director Mrs. Leslie Allshouse at
  • Chemistry: state-of-the-art instrumentation is used to analyze many biochemical constituents such as glucose, cholesterol, enzymes and drugs in body fluids
  • Hematology: whole blood is used for examining, counting, and identifying red and white blood cells and platelets
  • Immunohematology (blood bank): units of blood or components are typed and cross-matched for transfusion
  • Microbiology: disease-causing microorganisms are identified and their susceptibility to antibiotics determined
  • Molecular diagnostics: detection of nucleic acids in clinical specimens is used for the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease
  • Body fluid analysis: urine and body fluids (other than blood) are analyzed chemically and examined for cellular structures and crystal formations
  • Phlebotomy: blood is collected by venipuncture or by fingerstick for use by the laboratory departments to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of diseases

If you have questions or concerns about your schedule, MMSC courses, instruction, curriculum, etc. the best resources to resolve your concerns are within the MMSC department beginning with the Academic Advisor, Academic Support Coordinator and/or appropriate Program Director for your major and continuing on, if necessary, to the Vice Chair and Department Chair.  

  • Academic Advisor:  Susan Coffing,, 302.831.8804
  • Academic Support Coordinator (Registration help with MMSC Courses):  Ms. Danni Rose,, 302.831.8400.  Be sure to include your name, student ID and specific course section numbers in your email
  • Program Directors:

If you cannot reach any of the above or for general MMSC questions, please contact Ms. Danni Rose at or by phone at 302.831.8400 and she will connect you with someone to help you.  

As of Fll 2019, the course abbreviation for courses offered by Medical & Molecular Sciences changed from MEDT to MMSC and some numbers also changed.  Please see below:

MEDT398 is now MMSC402
MEDT399 is now MMSC412
MEDT403 is now MMSC436
MEDT405 is now MMSC433
MEDT413 is now MMSC437
MEDT415 is now MMSC434
MEDT430 is now MMSC438
MEDT431 is now MMSC439
MEDT401 is now MMSC407
MEDT417 is now MMSC417
MEDT404 is now MMSC423
MEDT414 is now MMSC424
MEDT406 is now MMSC428
MEDT416 is now MMSC429

Experiences form for Medical Diagnostics, Pre-PA Students

Students can use this form to record experiences in research, healthcare, non-healthcare, volunteering, leadership, teaching, and extracurricular activities.   

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