Academic advisement is an important part of your time at the University of Delaware. We view advisement as a collaborative relationship between students and the advisors who support their academic progress and the achievement of their goals.

Freshmen and Sophomores

You are assigned to the HDFS Advisement Center in 111 Alison Hall West for academic advisement and support. You can stop in Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or call (302) 831-6500 to make an appointment.  Additionally, appointments with faculty are always available for specific questions about career and professional development.

Juniors and Seniors

You are assigned to an advisor for professional development and graduate school advisement as well as guidance with academic planning and decision-making. You are also welcome to visit the Advisement Center for general questions Monday through Friday from 10:00-3:00 p.m. or call (302) 831-6500 to make an appointment.

Advisement Center Staff

Lynn Worden - College of Education & Human Development Dr. Lynn Worden, Undergraduate Coordinator
  • advises Early Childhood Education and Human Services majors
  • assists Associate in Arts students coming to Newark campus
  • meets with students interested in transferring into Early Childhood Education
Danielle Dolan, Human, Development & Family Studies. Danielle Dolan, Academic Advisor
  • advises Early Childhood Education, Human Services and Human Relations Administration majors
  • meets with students interested in transferring into Human Services and Human Relations Administration majors
  • meets with students interested in the HDFS and Medical Social Services minors
  • works with Dr. Worden to oversee the Advisement Center
Kristen Pousson, Administrative Assistant
  • assists with general questions, appointment scheduling, course registration and referrals


What you can expect from your advisor and advising appointments

  • Someone who will actively listen to your questions and concerns
  • Assistance in helping you explore your area of study and develop related goals
  • Guidance in decision-making related to your educational plan
  • Accurate information about degree requirements, policies and procedures
  • Referrals to other university resources and services when necessary

Your responsibilities in the process

  • Seek academic advisement at least once per semester and check your e-mail daily
  • Prepare for your advisement appointments: review your planning guide and course options prior to your sessions and come prepared with a list of questions or concerns
  • Establish short and long-term goals to facilitate your academic achievement
  • Familiarize yourself with degree requirements, academic policies and procedures including the HDFS Handbook for your major and the Undergraduate Catalog
  • Utilize campus resources and services when necessary to facilitate your success


Advisement Resources



Office: 111 Alison Hall West
Hours: 10:00-3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Phone: (302) 831-6500