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Office of Student Success FAQs

What is the purpose of the Office of Student Success?

The purpose of the Office of Student Success is to enhance your college journey at Delaware State University! Our central focus is to help you establish a strong collegiate academic foundation that will enable you to persist and progress toward becoming a competitive graduate of DSU.

When can I take advantage of OSS services?

You can start taking advantage right now in your first year! We are devoted to enhancing your college journey for the first year and beyond at Delaware State University!

What are the advantages (benefits) of participating in the Office of Student Success?

As a student affiliated with the Office of Student Success, we want you to take a personal responsibility for your educational journey. That being said, you will be taught how to navigate campus-wide resources efficiently, how to resolve issues related to your coursework, and how to be a strong self-advocate and champion for your academic success. The Office of Student Success is dedicated to helping you with your transition to college.

What services are available through the Office of Student Success?

The Office of Student Success is designed to help you achieve high academic goals by providing academic advisement, integrated academic program support services (i.e. tutoring, writing and math help), college-skill enhancement courses that will promote your academic, career, and leadership development.

Where do I find information about the services or resources available to me?

You can begin by clicking on DSU’s Office of Student Success website to see all the services and resources available to you.

What academic services are offered and where are they located?

Housed in William Jason Library on the 2nd Floor is academic advisement, integrated academic support services that include: Information on Mentoring, Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Workshops, The Writing Studio, and The Quantitative Reasoning Center.

I have a documented disability and need accommodations for my classes. Is this service under the Office of Student Success?

Yes. Student Accessibility Services is a part of the Office of Student Success. It is where you can request services and submit your most recent documentation of your disability.

What are the summer bridge programs?

Project Success is a comprehensive academic learning community that begins in the summer and last throughout the first year.  It is a conditionally admit program for students with a high school GPA of 2.0 and SAT score between 750-799.  

Jumpstart is a leadership development learning community for first-year students who want to fast-track their academic success by completing up to nine (9) college credits during Summer Session II. Students with a high school GPA of 2.7 or better and with a SAT of 800 are invited to participate in the program.

How do I stay actively engaged with the Office of Student Success and my overall college experience?

Research has revealed that students who are actively engaged in both curricular and co-curricular activities perform better in their course work, tend to complete their degrees in 4 years or less, and are more competitive for graduate or professional school and marketable employment. Therefore, we encourage you to seek out opportunities and plan to get involved in Learning Communities, service learning, and undergraduate research. Such opportunities will enhance your overall academic experience.