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Choices: Episode 5 – Interview with UST Advisor Sharon Grayson

Get to know more about one of the academic advisors in UST: Ms. Grayson. We talked with her about her major and career journey and all the decisions involved along the way. We also asked a couple of fun job interview questions and found out which movies helped shape her adolescence.

Spring Registration and Declaring a Major

Winter enrollment started last week, and Spring enrollment will be starting in a couple of weeks! You might have already met with your advisor to discuss courses. If you haven’t, make sure to schedule your appointment soon. Here is your helpful guide for what you need to do to enroll in your Spring 2021 courses.

  1. Meet with your UST academic advisor! Click on the link in the email you received to easily go to BHS and schedule a time that works best for you. You will discuss a list of appropriate courses that are relevant to the major(s) you are considering/pursuing. If you cannot find the email, you can go directly to BHS to schedule an appointment.
  2. Your list of classes most likely will not be exact; it might list breadth requirements, for which you can choose specific courses to fulfill. To do this, use Courses Search. You can select specific breadth categories to search within, you can also select whether you only want to see ones that also fulfill the Multicultural requirement, and you can read descriptions of the courses which will include pre- and co-requisites, section/course restrictions, etc.
  3. Once you know exactly which classes you want to enroll in for the Spring (we recommend having around 15 credits), then go to WebReg and use Blue Hen Planner to have the system generate all the possible schedules available with those classes. Select multiple favourites.
    • Please note that you cannot use Blue Hen Planner for winter/summer sessions. For winter, instead just add courses individually and directly on WebReg.
  4. Find out your Enrollment Appointment time on UDSIS under “Courses & Enrollment”. This is when you can start registering for your courses. It is based on the number of credits you have earned (and also are currently enrolled in if this is your first semester).
  5. Check for any registration holds on your account! It can take time to get holds removed, so take care of these as soon as possible. You can find the details on UDSIS under “Holds & To-Do List”.
  6. When your Enrollment Appointment time starts, you can go back into Blue Hen Planner and select one of your faved schedules that is still available. It will add the available classes to WebReg for you to enroll in.  Make sure to complete it by adding the courses. It will tell you if the courses were successfully added or not.
    • You can also enroll in classes individually on WebReg. You do not have to use Blue Hen Planner. Find the courses and times first using Courses Search.

When picking out classes, make sure that:

  • the class is in Newark. This applies to online courses as well. You can change the campus on Courses Search to filter out courses that are on other campuses (which are not available for main campus students) or for study abroad.
  • it is not major restricted. If a class you want is major restricted, the course might open up at Open Enrollment or you might be able to request enrollment through the Course Permit Form. Please read your emails from your advisor because they may include information about certain major restricted courses.
  • you have the pre-requisites for the class. If you are currently enrolled in a pre-req, that counts. If a class has a co-req that you have not enrolled in or completed, it will prompt you to enroll in it.

All of the above (except for using Blue Hen Planner) applies to Winter course enrollment as well. If you want to take courses outside of UD during the winter, see Transfer Credit Information on the Registrar’s website. Make sure to submit your Transfer Credit Evaluation form before you enroll in the course.

For more information about all things registration, check out the Register for Classes page on the Advising Central @ UD website or email your UST advisor.

Ready to declare a major?

Applications for unrestricted majors are open for everyone. If you have picked out a restricted major, make sure you meet the minimum requirements first. For application dates and requirements, see the Restricted Majors page for your Catalog year: 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021.

You can find the Change of Major form in UDSIS or directly through Web Forms. Here are some tips when submitting the form:

  • If you are submitting a request for more than one program (e.g. double majors, a major and a minor, etc.), put in separate entries for each program. It will not accept a major and a minor in the same line.
  • Submit the form itself. Adding the lines for each program is not submitting the form. Make sure you complete the page asking why you are requesting the change.
  • Allow some time for the form to process. It needs to be approved by the department and then processed by the Registrar. You can see the status in Web Forms by reviewing the form in the Out Basket tab.

We encourage students to declare a major by the end of their sophomore year. If you are in your second or third year and are undecided or don’t meet the requirements for your intended major, schedule a meeting with your UST advisor to explore your options.

Choices: Episode 4 – Interview with Peer Liaisons

In this episode of Choices, we interviewed UST Peer Liaisons Isabella and Kennedy to learn about their major journeys, why they used to be in UST, advice they have for current UST students, and more.

Fall Major Week

University Studies and the Career Center present Fall Major Week. October 26-30: Check out PathwayU and the Career Management Certificate. October 27: UST Peer Liaison Major Roundtable 5-6 PM. October 28: Workshop: Academic Planning for "Major" Decisions 1:30-2:30 PM (Zoom). October 29: Listen to Choices (a University Studies Podcast): Episode 4 - Major Interview with Peer Liaisons Isabella and Kennedy. Follow us on instagram for more information @ust_at_ud.

PathwayU: https://udel.pathwayu.com/

Career Management Certificate: http://bit.ly/udcareermanagement101

PL Roundtable zoom link: https://udel.zoom.us/s/93598341959

“Major” Workshop zoom link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/91737305343

Podcast PL Interview: https://sites.udel.edu/ust-explorer/tag/choices-podcast/

Education Meetup

Education Meetup, October 27, 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM, hosted virtually. This event is open to all undergraduate, graduate students, alumni, and the general public who are considering careers in PK-12 education! Participate in this virtual networking event to learn about the many different types of opportunities in education: teachers, counselors, para-educators, administrators, specialists, and more! Whether you're just beginning to consider careers in education and need more information or you're graduating soon and hope to learn about anticipated vacancies for the upcoming school year, this event is for you! Come make new career connections! Register on Handshake to sign up for group or 1:1 sessions with employers. Pre-registration is recommended to secure a session. Have your resume polished and ready for upload by sharing it with the Career Center. udel.edu/careerfairs

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