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New Students - Welcome to the College of Arts & Sciences

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New Student Orientation Information

New Student Orientation (NSO) for students entering Fall 2018 will be held from Tuesday, June 19 to Tuesday, July 17

International Student Orientation (ISO) takes place Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24.

The NSO Office coordinates each day's activities and handles all reservations for NSO. If you wish to visit the web site for the Office of New Student Orientation, please click HERE.

College of Arts & Sciences - New Student Advisement

New students should follow the instructions sent by the Office of New Student Orientation as well as materials sent by the College of Arts & Sciences. In advance of your advisement appointment and your NSO date, please be sure to complete all tasks listed in your My Blue Hen Home portal.

On this page, you can find information about how to prepare for your advisement appointment. You can also use the links at the left to find additional resources for freshmen and transfer students. We have included a New Student FAQ page to address common questions asked by new students.

How to Prepare

All new CAS students will be advised and registered for classes PRIOR to New Student Orientation. Please complete the following steps to prepare for your advisement appointment:

  1. Watch the CAS Meet Your College Video - We have prepared a video that you will need to watch prior to making your advisement appointment. The video is about 25 minutes long and contains important information about degree requirements, registration, academic deadlines, advising, and more. Please follow this link and select the appropriate video.
  2. Take the Math Placement Exam, available through the My Blue Hen Home student portal. Before taking the exam, you can review more information HERE. Your placement in math is entirely dependent on how well you perform on this exam, as well as your intended major. Please take the exam when you are well rested, in an appropriate environment, and can devote your full attention to it.
  3. Complete the Pre-Advisement Survey - The link to the survey will be incldued in the confirmation email that you will receive after you schedule your appointment.  If you are not able to complete the online survey, you should complete the paper version, which you can find in the Resources section below.
  4. Please contact the College Board and make sure you have all AP or IB test scores sent to the University of Delaware. Information about what scores are necessary to be granted credit at UD can be found on the Admissions Office website or by clicking HERE.
  5. Please make sure you have official transcripts of all previous college work sent to the University of Delaware so that the credits may be posted to your transcript. It would be helpful for you to bring a copy of your transcripts (unofficial is fine) or grade reports with you to your NSO advisement appointment. Additional information about transfer credits and how to have coursework evaluated can be found on our Transfer Students NSO resource page, and by visiting the Registrar's webpage for new students HERE.
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