Policies


Dropping Courses

Although students are allowed to drop courses, they are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor in order to discuss the various support services available and curriculum planning. After meeting with an advisor, if the student has exhausted all avenues for successful completion of a given course, the student may then obtain approval from their advisor and submit the DROP/ADD form to the Registrar’s Office thereafter, bearing the required signatures. A drop fee of $10.00 per course will be assessed after late registration. Please refer to the academic calendar for the last day to drop classes for each semester.
 

Official Withdrawal from the University

All withdrawals from the University are initiated in the Office of Records and Registration, Administration Building, first floor. 
 

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress, SAP, is a process to review a federal aid recipient’s academic record and compare it to defined criteria. Learn more about SAP.
 

Class Attendance

Regular class attendance is a vital part of the educational process. Students are required to attend all classes. If a faculty member chooses to evaluate attendance as part of a grade for a course, such a policy must be written in the syllabus, which is distributed at the beginning of a course. The policy must state what part of the course grade is based on attendance and how individual absences will be assessed. If a faculty member declines to integrate attendance as part of a course grade, under no circumstances may a student's final grade be reduced solely because of class absences.

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs issues excuses for students who are absent from classes due to participation in official University related activities or on University related travel. In all other cases, only the instructor can approve a student's request to be excused from class.
 

No Show Report/Documentation for Non-Attendance

All enrolled students are required to attend each class at least once during the first week of classes in order to verify attendance in the class. Failure to verify attendance in a class before the end of the first week of classes will result in the course being deleted from the students’ schedule.
 

Academic Probation, Suspension and Dismissal

A student on probation who fails to earn a 2.00 average at the following semester will be suspended academically.  At the expiration of the period a student may apply for readmission on probation.  The student must complete a minimum of nine (9) semester hours with a grade point average of 2.00 (“C”) or better during the semester of his/her reinstatement.

If a student on probation fails to earn the necessary 2.00 average, he/she will be dismissed from the University. He/she may apply to the Office of Admissions for reinstatement if he or she successfully completes twelve semester hours with an average of 2.00 (“C”)  in summer school at the University or attends another accredited institution and completes twenty-four semester hours with a grade point average of 2.00 (“C”) or better.

A student on probation will be allowed to take no more than thirteen semester hours.  Students on academic probation and have incompletes in courses taken the previous semester will not be permitted to register until the incompletes are removed and an average of 2.00 is achieved.

A student whose grade point average is below 1.70 at the end of any semester shall be placed on academic probation for the succeeding semester unless the student’s cumulative grade point average is 2.00 or greater.  A student on probation is ineligible to hold elective positions or to represent the University in any capacity. Students with academic probationary status or students who are academically suspended may attend summer school at Delaware State University.  The grades earned in summer school will be computed with the grades of the last semester that the student was enrolled to determine the academic standing of the student.