Campus Resources: Your Academic Advisor

We encourage undeclared students to connect with their UST Advisors to discuss their interests and goals. Prepare for your advisement session by thinking about what you want to discuss BEFORE meeting with your advisor, and bring relevant materials to accomplish your objective.

You may schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor via the Blue Hen Success Collaborative (BHSC). Remember to bring your student ID card to sign in.

In the Know: What is a Syllabus?

In college, syllabi are very important tools for professors to communicate their expectations to students.  It is your responsibility as a student to carefully review the syllabus and ask your instructor questions if you do not understand something.

A syllabus is a document that outlines how a course is structured.  A well-developed syllabus contains all of the information a student needs to understand what being a member of the class entails.  This usually includes:

  • Instructor’s policies on attendance and grading
  • Course number and description
  • Required textbooks and other materials
  • Weekly schedule listing due dates for assignments and tests
  • Instructor’s name, email address, office location, and office hours

 

Some instructors distribute a paper copy of the syllabus during the first week of class, while others email it to the class or post it in Canvas. If you do not receive a syllabus, be sure to ask for one.

 

Helpful Hints: Course Registration and Schedule Changes

Although there are some limits on how much choice you have in course selection, students do have the option of making changes to their Fall 2018 schedules during the free drop/add period, which ends on Tuesday, September 11. Log in to UDSIS to make schedule changes using the WebReg system. You may need to complete a Course Permit form to submit requests for restricted classes.

Your academic advisor cannot enroll you in a full course or a course that a department has reserved for specific populations. If you receive an error message when you try to register for a class, please read the corresponding note and follow the instructions provided.