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Welcome to UD! The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is happy to have you and we would like to ensure your success and timely degree completion. Please review all of the resources on this page and return to the page as needed to be sure that your transition is going smoothly.

Before New Student Orientation (NSO):

Official Transcript

So that your NSO academic advisor can best advise you, please take the following steps:

  • Be sure that final official transcripts (including Spring 2019 grades) from any colleges or universities that you have attended have been sent to the University of Delaware.
  • If you were enrolled at another institution during the Spring or Summer semesters that just ended, please also bring a copy of your Spring or Summer grade report with you to your NSO advisement appointment (unofficial transcript is fine). 

Please note that final transcripts from other institutions you have attended will not be sent automatically unless you arrange this with your previous institution. The University of Delaware must have your final transcripts with final grades in order to award transfer credit. If you have not already done so, contact the Registrar's Office at your previous institution and have your final transcript sent to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
University of Delaware  
210 S. College Avenue  
Newark, DE 19716 

Transfer Course Evaluation

Immediately after admission to UD, you should begin the process of having your transfer courses evaluated by UD faculty members. Please understand that this process can be time intensive; for this reason, we encourage you to begin right away. The sooner that your courses are evaluated, the sooner we can assist you in determining your remaining degree requirements and identifying an appropriate graduation term. 

Courses may transfer to the University as either a specific UD course, (for example, MATH 115 Pre-Calculus) or as departmental elective credit (for example, MATH 166DE Department Elective). Refer to the instructions regarding credit reevaluation applicable to the type of credit posted on your Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation at the Registrar's Office website: http://www.udel.edu/registrar/transfer/reeval.html.  Although you won't be able to have your transfer work evaluated on the day you attend NSO, you will be able to follow-up with departments afterwards. Where the University does not have an equivalent course, you will still earn departmental elective credit.

Full instructions can be found HERE, but if you have any questions about this process, please follow up with the UAS staff at nso-advise@art-sci.udel.edu .

During your advisement or NSO appointment:

When you attend NSO, you will receive a hardcopy of the Student Handbook & Planner for 2019-2020. Please retain this document and refer to it frequently as you transition to UD.

During your advisement appointment, you will receive information about your degree program, College of Arts & Sciences requirements, planning your first semester, registration, and having your courses evaluated. This will be A LOT of information; please be prepared to take notes. If you have any questions, please ask them - we want you to feel comfortable and prepared to start the semester.  

During your first semester:

Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS) offers a 1-credit transfer student seminar which will assist students with their transition to UD and will include topics such as transfer credit evaluation, getting involved on campus (study abroad, RSOs, research, etc.), academic policy, important dates and deadlines, course registration, and much more. This course is called ARSC 120 - Seminar: Transfer Student Transition and will count as elective credit towards graduation.

Continuing through to degree completion:

If your transfer credit has not been completely evaluated by the end of your first semester, it is important that you remain diligent in working toward having the courses evaluated. Any delay in this process may impact your graduation term.

Once you are enrolled in your second-to-last semester (as determined by your official graduation term in UDSIS), we will send you a Degree Checkout, documenting your remaining requirements. You will need to review that document carefully and contact our staff members immediately if you have any questions or concerns about the information in the checkout. We'll be happy to assist you in understanding the document and resolving any issues you may have.

Throughout your time at UD, Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS) is here to support you. If you have any questions, please contact us. If we're not the right folks to answer your questions, we'll connect you with the people who are.

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