IMPORTANT DATES

Campus offices will close at 5 p.m., Friday, December 23 for the holiday break. Residence halls will be open for Winter Session check-in from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017. University offices will reopen, and Winter Session classes will begin, on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page if you need assistance dec-20-blog-picwhile the office is closed. 
Have a safe and enjoyable break!

Student Spotlight

student-spotlight-pic-blog-dec-15Delawarean Vincent Moore is a first-year undeclared student. He told his academic advisor, Adrian McCleary, that he chose to attend UD because of its prestigious academic reputation and its proximity to home. Although Vincent didn’t know about University Studies at first, he became aware of it when he decided to participate in the UD Scholars program. When asked about being undeclared, he said, “You could say UST chose me in a way, but I feel that it is a great place for me to start. Everyone in UST has made me feel welcome and have been a big help easing my transition from high school to college. I’ve received help in choosing classes, finding resources and meeting new people.”

Vincent has also had a positive experience with the UD Scholars program, where he “gained a plethora of skills” during his first semester at the university. “The UD scholars has contributed to my success academically, socially, and personally, and I greatly appreciate the efforts of those who organize and fund the program.”blog-pic-2-dec-15

Although he hasn’t decided on a major yet, Vincent is considering Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation. He is spending his freshman year “exploring the career options that will open up” if he majors in ETI.

Vincent’s advice for other students is to “work hard and take advantage of your resources. Go to class every day, sit in the front row, go to office hours, develop relationships with your professors, seek out help if you need it, use your time wisely, and develop good study habits. Don’t be afraid to fail; develop good values and trust the process, I think it’s important to remember that every day is an opportunity to be better than you were yesterday.” He is eager to be a resource for other students by sharing what he has learned, and encourages his peers to contact him at vincentm@udel.edu.

 

 

Transfer Credit

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University of Delaware students who wish to take courses at another college will need to review the Transfer Credit Matrix to see if the other school offers an equivalent class. After you check the matrix and fill out the required form, stop by the UST office to get the Assistant Director’s signature. The final step is to submit the signed Transfer Credit Evaluation forms to the Registrar. 

Student-to-Student Advice

dec-7-pic-blog“Keep an agenda and stay on top of your assignments–no one is going to remind you when you have something due.” Sophomore International Relations major

“Take advantage of all of the resources that UST has to offer – the tutoring and advising are so helpful!” Senior Public Policy major

“Be daring- try new classes and clubs. You never know what hidden interests and talents you might have!” Sophomore English major/Theater minor

“Eat breakfast.”  smiley-2 Freshman Public Policy major

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