Academic advising is an important part of your undergraduate experience! You’re encouraged to connect with your advisor each semester as you work towards graduation. To make the most of your experience, watch this video and read more about advisee/advisor responsibilities below:

Students are expected to:  

  • Accept ultimate responsibility for their academic decisions
  • Use the Undergraduate Catalog and Student Code of Conduct to become knowledgeable of, and adhere to, all academic policies and procedures
  • Know the academic calendar and important deadlines (e.g., last day to register or add courses)
  • Read their UD email daily and respond in a timely manner
  • Become knowledgeable about academic degree requirements and use the UDSIS system and Degree Audit to monitor their progress (e.g., Finish in Four)
  • Reach out for help when academic or personal challenges arise
  • Schedule an appointment with their academic advisor at least once a semester to discuss their progress towards their degree
  • Prepare for advising appointments and bring appropriate information and materials (e.g., review their 4-year plan, Degree Audit, course offerings and prepare questions)
  • Work with their academic advisor to design their UD experience as they explore personal, academic and career values, interests and goals
  • Follow through on recommendations, referrals and tasks discussed during advising appointments

Academic Advisors are expected to:   

  • Help advisees develop realistic educational and career goals
  • Support advisees in developing a 4-year plan consistent with their interests and goals
  • Aid advisees with selecting course options and in monitoring their academic progress by utilizing academic tools (e.g., 4-year plans and Degree Audits)
  • Be accessible for advising appointments (e.g., set availability in the Blue Hen Success platform)
  • Respond to advisees’ inquiries in a timely manner
  • Appropriately document advising interactions (e.g., keep advising notes in the Blue Hen Success platform)
  • Provide accurate information about academic policies, procedures, and requirements
  • Inform advisees of special academic opportunities (e.g., undergraduate research, service learning)
  • Refer advisees to other support services when appropriate and be knowledgeable of campus support services (e.g., Blue Hen Success referrals, campus resources)
  • Discuss career and internship opportunities
  • Work with advisees to achieve success

Find My Advisor

Navigate to UDSIS to find your assigned advisor in the right-hand column of your UDSIS Student Center.

My UD Directory

Use the UD Directory to search for your assigned advisor’s contact information.

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