See how UD Graduates are Achieving Success:

Our Staff

Catherine Stoner, M.Ed., Assistant Dean

Debbie Allen, M.S., Academic Program Manager

Randee Tobin, B.A., Administrative Assistant 

Contact Information

P: 302-831-8073
F: 302-831-3490
E: chs-advise@udel.edu  

Office hours & location: 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Tower at STAR, 7th Floor
100 Discovery Boulevard
Newark, DE 19713

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Closed 12:00 – 1:00 PM
McDowell Hall, Suite 345
25 North College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716

Undergraduate Student Services

Undergraduate Student Services

At Undergraduate Student Services, the faculty and staff in the college are committed to student success and provide assistance to students as they pursue their academic endeavors. Students are assigned faculty and/or professional advisors who have expertise and knowledge in their fields of study. The Assistant Dean and Academic Program Manager provide additional problem solving and assistance to students as they progress through their academic plan, as well as providing support to faculty and departmental staff in their roles as advisors. Some examples of how we support students:

  • Answering questions and discussing options if you are having academic or personal difficulties
  • Approving credit overloads and online courses
  • Approving transfer credit evaluations
  • Clarifying academic policies/regulations
  • Coordinating the senior checkout process and certifying degree clearance
  • Interpreting transfer credit reports and degree audits
  • Providing excused absence notifications to faculty
  • Providing information about changing/adding majors or minors
  • Troubleshooting scheduling conflicts and late registration
  • Working closely with academic departments and the Registrar’s Office

Undergraduate Student Services can assist students as they navigate their academic pursuits and achieve their degree. We support faculty in their roles as advisors, as well as helping students who have complex academic programs (e.g., multiple majors/minors). Additionally, we can assist students by connecting them with appropriate resources depending on their needs. For example, we are happy to discuss options for help if you feel you are not performing as well as you would like to academically. Or we can point you in the direction of academic enrichment programs including undergraduate research, service learning and study abroad opportunities.

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 Advisor. Your advisors are listed for all majors and minors. If you do not have an assigned advisor, contact the appropriate academic 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://www1.udel.edu/registrar/transfer/

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 extended time away from the University?
A: Undergraduates who wish to interrupt their studies for a fall or spring semester to engage in activities related to their educational objectives or for personal reasons need to request a Leave of Absence through their assistant dean. Failure to do so will result in a discontinuation of the student’s degree programs and an application for readmission will be required in order to re-
enroll as a degree-seeking student. Students accepted for readmission will be held to the degree requirements in place at the time of readmission.

Q: …request to be withdrawn from the University?
A: Students who withdraw from the University before the fall or spring semester begins or before the eighth week of class should submit the Student Leave of Absence and Withdrawal Notification Form through the Assistant Dean of the student’s college or the Office of the Dean of Students. The Student Leave of Absence and Withdrawal Notification should be completed by any student who is transferring to another institution or does not intend to return to the University.
After the eighth week of class, withdrawals and leaves require permission from the Assistant Dean of the student’s college. To initiate this process, students should contact 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 their college Assistant Dean or the Office of the Dean of Students, (302) 831-8939.

CHS Undergraduate Student Services upholds the University academic policies and assists students and faculty with interpretation in relation to these matters. If you have questions about a policy or procedure, please contact our office at chs-advise@udel.edu or (302) 831-8073.

Registration and Enrollment

Drop/Add and Withdrawal Policies
How Many Credits Can You Take?
Taking Courses on a Pass/Fail Basis
Transfer Courses and Residency
Repeated Courses and Duplicate Credit

Academic Planning

Changing Your Major
Adding a Minor
Double Degrees

Academic Standing

UD’s Grading System
How Your GPA is Calculated
Academic Probation and Dismissal
Dean’s List Honors

Commencement and Degree Completion

Academic Honors for Graduating Students
Commencement and Diplomas

Time Away from the University

Educational Leave of Absence
Medical Leave of Absence
Extended Time Away from the University

Health Sciences