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.


Applications for Summer 2018 Orientation Leaders are now being accepted! To apply for a position, you must be a current UD undergraduate through spring 2018, have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, and be in good standing with the University.

Interested students are encouraged to visit the NSO staff in Trabant 231 or attend one of these information sessions: 

Tuesday, 9/26 at 6 PM in Gore 115
Monday, 10/2 at 4 PM in Gore 306
Thursday, 10/5 at 5 PM in Gore 308

Applications will be accepted from 9:00 am on 9/25 through midnight on 10/8/17 at




Resources for Students

The Office of Academic Enrichment offers a series of free in-person workshops designed to enhance the skills that support your academic success.

  • Time Management: Tools for making your workload manageable, rather than letting it overwhelm you.
  • Note-Taking: Strategies for recording class information in ways that prepare you for success on exams.
  • Reading Strategies: Making the most of your textbook reading.
  • Test-Taking: Maximizing your success on exams.
  • Preparing for Finals: Managing time and focusing study strategies for success.

Join us in Harrington Commons for as many workshops as you would like to attend. No registration is necessary.


Major and Career Exploration: Health and Wellness

One way to learn more about particular majors and related career paths is to become familiar with the professional organizations in those fields of study. For example, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is a nonprofit  association that represents a diverse membership of health education professionals and students. SOPHE members work in schools, universities, health care facilities, worksites, and government agencies. Their primary purpose is to raise awareness about the connection between health and the surrounding environment.If you are interested in learning about how to prevent disease, prolong life, and improve people’s mental and physical well-being, consider a major in Health Behavior Science (HBS). HBS majors gain the knowledge and skills to promote healthy lifestyles through conducting needs assessments, identifying health priorities, creating evidence-based health programs, and evaluating the impacts and outcomes of health promotion activities. Graduates of this program may find employment as a wellness coordinator, someone who manages fitness programs and wellness services in a variety of settings, including corporate gyms, non-profit recreational facilities, and university health centers.



In the Know: The Advising Relationship

Students are equal partners in the advising process. As an advisee, you are ultimately responsible for your academic and career decisions. Academic advisors are best able to assist you when you:

  • devote time and energy to reflecting on and clarifying your values, abilities, interests, and goals;
  • maintain contact with your advisor at relevant times during the semester (e.g. registration, midterm);
  • adequately prepare for advising sessions by reviewing the university catalog and course offerings; and
  • write down your questions to make sure you don’t forget to cover something important at your meeting.