"Academic Planning" section is designed to help students
navigate their academics and achieve their degree. We've included
information about the CAS Degrees, Advising within the College, Senior
Checkout, Academic Probation, Policy, and much more. Below are some frequently asked questions:
How do I know if a course satisfies the A&S Second Writing requirement?
A master list of all courses approved to be taught as a Second Writing course can be found here.
However, not all sections of a particular course are offered as Second
Writing during every semester. You MUST verify in the registration
materials and the course syllabus that the section in which you are
enrolled is one that will count. If it is not explicitly stated on the
course description and syllabus, the course will not satisfy the
I am thinking of changing my major; what should I do?
First, you should review the requirements for the major in the UD Catalog.
Read over the course titles and descriptions; be sure that you are
interested. Through the Student Center in UDSIS, you can also learn
about how your current courses would count in your new major or degree.
Follow the instructions on for StudentWhatIf.pdf.
Then review the requirements and restrictions
for changing into the new major. Then, contact the department you're
looking to switch into. They will be able to talk with you about the
major and any possible concentrations. They may also be able to tell you
whether any of your previous credit will apply. If you are not sure
what you'd like to change your major to, you can call UAS for an
appointment or set up a meeting with an advisor from the University Studies program. Where can I find a listing of CAS Breadth (Group) Requirements?
You can find a comprehensive listing of CAS Breadth here.
Please note that for each Group, you must take no more than 6 credits
from one department. This means that if you are looking to satisfy Group
B, for example, you can only apply 6 credits from HIST toward Group B.
The other 3 credits must come from another department (and can NOT be
cross-listed with HIST). You may also wish to read more about how
breadth requirements work by checking the CAS Breadth Requirements page.
I would like a Senior Checkout. How do I get one?
Please see our Senior Checkout FAQ page. What is the "residency requirement"?
The University of Delaware requires student to complete either 90 of the first 100 credits of their degree OR 30 credits of the final 36 credits at the University of Delaware in order to receive a Bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware. Please click here: Residency Requirement.pdf for a visual representation of the residency requirement.
I want to take more than 18 credits; can I do that?
Please review the University's credit overload policy. Then contact us at email@example.com to be considered for a credit overload.
Who is my advisor?
Your advisor is listed on your
UDSIS Student Center. Click on the details link in the UDSIS blue
Advisor box to email your advisor. You may also use the UD Directory
to find your advisor's contact information. If you have not been
assigned an advisor, you should contact your department and ask to have
an advisor assigned to you.
I'd like to take an online course. How do I get permission?
and Seniors (those with more than 60 credits) with a cumulative GPA of
2.0 or higher may take up to two online courses each semester without
permission. Freshmen, sophomores, and upperclassmen with GPA's below a
2.0 must seek permission from UAS. In considering whether or not we will
grant permission, we consider the student's immediate need for the
course, prior success in online courses (e.g., winter and summer
sessions), academic history, and extenuating circumstances (e.g.,
medical needs, etc.). If you wish to seek permission for online
enrollment, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If your question is not on this list or you need clarification on
something that is on this list, please contact Undergraduate Academic
Services at email@example.com