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Advisement and Preregistration Plan

Updated February 2023 

Greetings from the Office of Student Success:  

As we navigate through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware State University has taken steps to ensure that students receive uninterrupted access to course instruction and support services. Therefore, the Office of Student Success has devised a plan of action and a list of academic advising and pre-registration resources.  As of now, the strategy is as follows:

  1. Academic Advisement Period and Pre-Registration
    • The Academic Advisement Period allows students to discuss their academic plan and course schedule for next semester with Advisors. All students must have their course schedules approved by an Advisor before they are allowed to schedule classes during Pre-Registration. 
    • Academic Advisement and Pre-Registration will be delivered virtually. 
    • Advisors will email students their Course Request Form(s) and Curriculum Guide. 
    • Upon receipt, students are expected to fill out the Curriculum Guide and Course Request Form, and schedule a virtual meeting with their Advisor to discuss and confirm their class selections. 
    • During the virtual meeting with your Advisor, your suggested courses will be discussed, revised, and confirmed. 
      • The Academic Advisement and Pre-Registration dates can be viewed on myDESU website under Academic Calendar
    • Advisors will hold virtual meetings weekly to answer general questions. Log-in access to your assigned session will be provided via email. 
    • Academic Advisement Hours of Operation
  2. IDP I and II Completion
    • Schedule an Individual Development Plan (IDP) meeting. Schedule an Advising Appointment.
    • IDP questions will be emailed to students – Students are to complete and review with advisors during the virtual Advisement session.  
  3. Success Plans 
  4. Programming
    • Undergraduates are encouraged to attend Student Success Workshops, designed to enlighten and empower students to excel in college. The workshops will cover topics such as academics, diversity, professionalism, and health and wellness. For more workshop information, please contact Ms. Tiffany Alexander, Coordinator of Student Transition.
      • Email: TAlexander [at] desu.edu 
        Phone: 302.212.0436 
      • Click the Student Success Workshop Calendar for an event schedule
      • Follow us @ oss_dsu on Instagram for up-to-date information
  5. Housing and Residential Life
    • Please contact campus your Resident Assistant (RA) or Resident Director (RD) for all housing concerns. You can also contact the Department of Housing and Residential Education at housing [at] desu.edu or 302.857.6326 for assistance.
  6. Center for Disability Resources (CDR)
    • The Center of Disability Resources (CDR)’s mission is to provide equal opportunities and equal access to education, programs, and activities for all students with disabilities at Delaware State University.  Ms. Juliana Senyk, your Student Accommodations Coordinator,  will meet with students virtually to assist them. Please see contact information and office hours below.    
      • Ms. Juliana Senyk, M.A. - Student Accommodations Coordinator
        • Email: JSenyk [at] desu.edu
        • Phone: 302.272.9268 or 302.857.7060
      • Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM; Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  7. Library Services 
    • The William C. Jason Library is a central hub for the DSU community. It serves as a resource for coursework, collections, study groups, and research. If students need assistance with research or have general questions about the library, please use the contact information below. 
      • Library Hours:  Click the Library Calendar for details. 
      • Email:  LibRef [at] desu.edu 
      • Phone: 302.857.6191
      • Students can also use the chat app on the library’s main page to chat with a reference librarian
  8. Academic Support Services 
  9. Contact
  10. Student-Athletes 
    • Student-Athletes can contact their Athletic Advisors and primary Advisors to ensure satisfactory academic progress. Any questions contact:
      • Mr. Tim ZinzelAthletic Academic Advisor | Email: TZinzel [at] desu.edu - Phone: 302.857.7415
  11. Honors 
    • Honor Students can contact Mrs. Shonda Poe, Director Office of Undergraduate Research Experiential Learning and Honors (URELAH), for assistance.  Additionally, Honors students should also contact their primary Advisor to ensure a successful transition, compliance, and satisfactory academic progress during this period. If you have any questions contact:
      • Mrs. Shonda Poe, Director Email: SPoe [at] desu.edu
      • Ms. Danielle Craig, Assistant Director Email: DKCraig [at] desu.edu  
      • Mrs. Terry Paul, Secretary Email: TPSmith [at] desu.edu
  12. International Students
    • International students should contact Mrs. Candace Moore, Director of International Programs, at CMoore [at] desu.edu to verify their enrollment status before contacting their Advisor. Your primary Advisor and Program Director are here to assist you with a successful transition, compliance, and satisfactory academic progress. Click Academic Advisement Directory to find your primary Advisor. 
  13. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
    • Click FAQ  if you would like to address more specific concerns. 

The Office of Student Success will remain vigilant in our efforts to provide all students with the necessary support needed during this time.  Please feel free to directly contact your Advisor via email or send an email to  StudentSuccess [at] desu.edu  for inquiries regarding registration-related concerns.