Helpful Tip: Final Grades

All final grades for the Fall 2017 semester are due to the Registrar by Wednesday, December 20 and will be posted to students’ UDSIS accounts soon after grade rosters are received. To view your final grades, log in to UDSIS and select “Grades” from the drop-down menu.

Please keep in mind that your academic advisor does not have access to your instructors’ gradebooks and does not receive your grades directly from your professors. Under federal regulations, advisors may not discuss a student’s grades directly with a parent. If your grade for a particular course is not posted, or if you think there has been an error in calculating your final grade, you will need to contact your instructor directly.

 

The University Studies Program is pleased to announce that Sylvia Lee has joined the academic advising staff. Sylvia is originally from Virginia where she attended NVCC and GMU. She received the B.A. in Theater, the B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Dance, and a certificate in American Sign Language. She also completed the M.Ed. in Counselor Education at VCU and worked as an advisor at JMU. Sylvia particularly enjoys engaging in career exploration with undecided students.

Though she has never been undeclared, Sylvia has had six official undergraduate majors (including math and photography), and has considered and attempted to pursue many more (including conflict resolution and communications). She hopes to complete a doctoral degree one day, but hasn’t decided in what subject.

 

Helpful Hints

If you are concerned about your midterm grade report and have questions about alternative grade options such as withdraw, audit, and pass/fail, contact an academic advisor to discuss your options.  The deadline for changing your grade status in a class is Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

UST will provide extended walk-in hours from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm on Tuesday, October 24 to assist students who are having academic difficulty. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis at the Center for Academic Success at 148-150 South College Avenue.

Academic Planning: Finish in Four

Although the University of Delaware’s four-year graduation rate of 70 percent is above the national average, efforts to track student progress and enhance advising using the Blue Hen Success Collaborative are expected to help increase retention and graduation rates even further. Data collected using this new system reveal that students who complete at least 30 credits during their first year in college are significantly more likely to graduate in four years. Talk with your advisor about developing an academic plan that includes both the correct number and the appropriate type of credits needed for making progress toward degree completion.