Academic advisor speaks with student

ALW Drop-In: Mon-Thurs 11-1pm through 11/18/21

Academic Advisement

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. During fall, winter and spring terms you can request an advising appointment using the link abovse or visit 111 ALW during the hours posted above for drop-in advising.  During summer, please contact hdfs-advise@udel.edu to request 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 request an appointment with an advisor from the Advising Center by emailing hdfs-advise@udel.edu. 

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
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
worden@udel.edu
Rebecca Wilson, Academic Advisor
  • advises students in all HDFS undergraduate majors
  • Instructor for HDFS 318, 235 and 449
rlwilson@udel.edu
Kristen Pousson, Administrative Assistant
  • assists with general questions, appointment scheduling, course registration and referrals
kpousson@udel.edu

Helpful HDFS Advisement Center Guides

  • How to calculate your GPA
  • How to schedule classes
  • Changing majors/minors
  • Graduate school and career planning

Fall 2021

May 3

Registration begins

August 31

First day of classes

September 6

No class for Labor Day

September 14

Drop/add deadline

October 15

Blue Hen Re-Coop Day, no classes

November 16

(updated on 10/12/21)

Last day to change registration or withdraw

November 22-26

No classes for Thanksgiving Break

December 9

Last day of classes

December 11-17

Final examinations

 

Winter 2022

October 25

Registration begins

January 3

First day of classes (5 week session)

January 6

Drop/add deadline (5 week session)

January 17

No classes for Martin Luther King Holiday

January 28

Last day to change registration or withdraw (5 week session)

February 4

Last day of classes

February 5

Final examinations

 

Spring 2022

November 8

Registration begins

February 7

First day of classes

February 18

Drop/add deadline

March 28-April 1

No classes for spring break

May 2

Last day to change registration or withdraw

May 17

Last day of classes

May 19-26

Final examinations

May 28

Commencement

 

Summer I 2022 – see the Registrar’s Page for 10 week classes

April 4

Registration begins

June 6

First day of classes

June 9

Drop/add deadline

June 30

Last day to change registration or withdraw (5 week session)

July 4

No class for Independence Day (observed holiday)

July 8

Last day of classes (5 week session)

July 14

Last day to change registration or withdraw (7.5 week session)

July 9

Final examinations (5 week session)

July 25-26

Last day of classes (7.5 week session)

July 27-28

Final examinations (7.5 week session)

 

Summer II 2022

April 4

Registration begins

July 11

First day of classes

July 14

Drop/add deadline

August 4

Last day to change registration or withdraw

August 12

Last day of classes

August 12

Final examinations