“If I Knew Then What I Know Now…” Student-to-Student Advice

oct-31-pic“When you have free time on your hands, don’t just sit in your room. Go to the gym, get to know people on your floor, or join a club. Really make the most of your time at college.” UST Sophomore

“Don’t stress out so much – not about making friends, or disliking your roommate, or choosing a major. Focus on your studies and things will fall into place.” Psychology Junioroct-31-pic-2

“Take advantage of all the programs and opportunities that come your way to hopefully find a major. Reach out to your advisors and use the Peer Liaisons as a resource.” – Marketing Junior

Win Win !!

Stop by the UST office at 148-150 S. College Avenue on Monday, October 31 to get a treat!oct-26-pic

The UST office is holding a Halloween/Autumn costume and room decorating contest. Advisors will vote for winners in categories such as “most creative” and “most school spirit.”

To enter the contest, send your photos to Academic Advisor Sharon Grayson at shopeg@udel.edu by November 7. Entries may also be featured on our Instagram (ust_at_ud).

Upcoming workshop!

oct-24-blog-picThe University Studies Program (UST) will provide an Academic Management Workshop on Tuesday, October 25 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Gore 320. This workshop will cover topics such as calculating your GPA, standard grading versus alternative grade options (withdraw, audit, and pass/fail), and recommendations for maintaining good academic standing. The deadline for changing your grade status in a class is Tuesday, October 25.

Considering a schedule change?

oct-19-picIf you are having difficulty in a course, you may want to consider withdrawing or changing your grade status to Audit or Pass/Fail. The last day to make these changes is Tuesday, October 25.

On October 24 and 25, the University Studies Program will provide extended walk-in hours for students from 9:30 am—3:30 pm. Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis by an available advisor at 148-150 South College Avenue.

We are here to help!

oct-17-picThere are several alternative grading options available for students who are not doing well in a course, including withdraw, audit, and pass/fail. This slideshow developed by the College of Arts & Sciences explains the various options: http://www.cas.udel.edu/uas/advising-video-library/Pages/Mid-Term-Warning.aspx. Contact an academic advisor if you have questions about how using one of these options may affect your status at the University.