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Q: When can I start scheduling for the next semester?
A: The Graduate Coordinator will register you for all courses.
Q: What classes should I sign up for?
A: All classes must be pre-approved by the Program Director. Prior to registration, please call or e-mail Dr. Terry Campbell to discuss your plan for the coming semester. If you are a full-time student, you may take 3 or 4 classes (9 to 12 credits) in the spring and fall semesters and 2 classes (6 credits) in the winter. Part-time students register for either 1 or 2 classes (3 to 6 credits).
Q: When does registration close?
A: Registration closes when either a) the course fills to capacity, or b) Free Drop/Add ends for that respective semester/session.
Q: Why aren't all the classes offered in Summer and Winter?
A: Because of other teaching commitments on the part of the faculty, we cannot produce a full menu of classes for Summer and Winter Sessions. The course offerings tend to change from semester to semester and year to year based on professor availability. It’s sometimes helpful to use an upcoming Summer or Winter Session schedule to choose classes offered in that session, then look for other choices in the adjacent Fall and Spring.
Q: I am trying to register for classes and UDSIS will not let me. What's wrong?
A: Several reasons could cause UDSIS to deny registration. Please call or e-mail the Graduate Coordinator at (302) 831-1015 or vrolloudel [dot] edu.
E-mail and Internet Account
Q: How do I create my account?
A: Instructions for setting up your UD account can be found at the University's IT Welcome Page. Your UD ID is your student identification number (in most cases, 7xx-xx-xxxx).
Please note: you must have officially accepted UD’s offer of admission, by an acceptance in the application system, before logging in to set up your email account.
***Notify the Department of Finance Office*** Forward your University e-mail address immediately to vrolloudel [dot] edu. It is very important that you establish a UD email address. Email is the primary method of communication for faculty and administration.
Q: How can I access my mail?
A: Once your account is created, UD email can be accessed at https://mail.udel.edu/.
Q: How can I forward my mail to another address (ex: work or home email)?
A: Simply go to the UD Network Page and login (must first Create an account). Click on “Forwarding Email” and follow the instructions.
Q: How do I register my laptop for internet access on campus?
A: Simply go to the UD Network Page and login (must first Create an account). Click on “Register a computer for Internet access” and follow the instructions. Once you have added your computer, the UD network might take up to fifteen minutes to recognize the change. Eventually, you will have wireless and wired internet access through the UD campus network.
Q: How to obtain a student ID?
A: Obtain your UD Student Identification Card upon arrival on campus at Student Services Building on Lovett Avenue between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Call (302) 831-2759 for assistance or for more information about student identification)
Q: Why do I need an ID?
A: Your ID gives you access to certain facilities on campus such as the Carpenter Sports Building and the Purnell Computer Lab among others. It will also give you access to discounted or free tickets to UD events. An ID is also needed to check out books from the Morris Library. At the computer labs, your student ID must be swiped before printing. (Each student starts the semester with a $5.00 printing allocation)
Q: How can I purchase a parking permit?
A: Permits can be purchased at Public Safety on Academy Street, or online.
Q: What kind of permit do I need?
A: Please see the parking categories on the Parking Website.
More Parking Information
Q: What are other parking options?
A: Trabant Garage: This is a pay-to-park facility located conveniently close to Alfred Lerner and Purnell Halls (MAP). The garage charges $.75 per 1/2 hour or part thereof before 10:30 P.M. during the week. On Monday-Friday after 10:30 P.M. and all day on the weekends, the charge is $.40 per 1/2 hour or part thereof (maximum of $4.00 during these hours). LOST PARKING TICKETS = $35.00 PER DAY!
Q: When should I buy my books?
A: Unless your professor contacts you with specific assignments prior to class, you do not *need* your textbook prior to the first class meeting. It is wise, however, to obtain your textbooks prior to your first class to ensure they do not sell out. The bookstores do allow students to pre-order textbooks.
Q: Where can they be purchased?
A: Fall texts are generally stocked by the campus bookstore starting in August. It is located on Main Street and found online(click on Textbooks). Lieberman's Bookstore is also located on Main Street, and also sells textbooks. All facilities give students the option to pre-order textbooks.
Q: The registration process is saying my class has no required textbooks -- is that correct?
A: If books are not listed, either the University is waiting for the list from the professor, or a course packet is still in production. Check back at a later date for further information. If classes are beginning and still no books are listed, either wait for the first class session or e-mail your professor.
Q: Is a laptop necessary?
A: A laptop isn’t necessary, but does prove extremely useful. You will find yourself working in groups often during the semester. The ability to bring a laptop to these meetings is helpful. The university has special pricing agreements with certain vendors. More information on purchasing a laptop.
Q: How can I pay my bill?
A: Payments can be made in person at the Student Services Building on Lovett Avenue. They can also be made online. It will ask for your student ID. If you don’t remember this number, login to UDSIS and it will be displayed in the upper-left corner. Questions can be directed to account services. Please provide your student ID, full name, and date of birth when corresponding via e-mail.
Q: Can I pay in installments?
A: Yes. To help distribute the tuition burden over the course of the semester, many students opt to pay their tuition in monthly installments. There is a $50 Installment Payment Plan Fee.
Other Common Questions
Q: What is Sakai?
A: Your professors can opt to post class-related information such as notes, slides, grades, and emails on a service called Sakai. To access this information you will need your UdelNetID and password. Note: Only your classes using Sakai will be displayed on the homepage.
Q: What is UDSIS?
A: This site allows students to view their class schedule, grades, payments, scholarships, and other related information. Students also use this site to register for classes. Click here to access UDSIS, or navigate to the UD Home Page and click "UDSIS" at the top of the page.
Q: What kind of calculator do I need?
A: In general, UD Finance graduate students need fairly simple calculators. For Finance classes, you will want a financial calculator such as Texas Instruments’ BA II Plus or the HP 12C. These financial calculators can handle most of your calculating needs.
Q: I’m an international student. Is there anything I need to do?
A: Yes, you should report to the Office for International Students & Scholars (OISS) upon arrival on campus. OISS is located at 413 Academy (the building on the corner of Academy and Courtney Streets).
Graduation & Diplomas
Q: I am graduating this semester, who do I have to tell?
A: You need to fill out the “Application for Advanced Degree” and drop it off/mail it to the Department of Finance Office. After you sign and attach the check ($50, payable to the University of Delaware), we’ll take it from there. We’ll verify the courses, get the signatures, then forward them to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. Once we process your form, we’ll contact you if there is a question.
Q: I just finished my last course! Where is my diploma?
A: Assuming you’ve filed your Application for Advanced Degree and passed your final class(es), your diploma will arrive in the mail at the address you listed on the Application for Advanced Degree. Diplomas arrive in the following timeframe:
- Spring Graduates – mid-July
- Summer Grads – early October
- Fall Graduates – early March
- Winter Grads – mid-April
Q: I might be moving before the diploma gets here. What do I do?
A: Change your mailing address in UDSIS and send an email to vrolloudel [dot] edu with the clearly stated “NEW” address, complete with street, city, state, country (if outside US), and postal (zip) code. We will forward it to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education.
Life Gets in the Way
Q: I am encountering a situation (family or personal illness, increased workload, unexpected travel, etc.) that will keep me from attending classes. Free Drop/Add has passed...what do I do?
A: When the going gets tough, take time to get your priorities straight. Make sure that your professors know what is going on, and ask for their advice. Because every situation is unique in timing and circumstance, there are no one-size-fits-all answers. Have a conversation with the Program Director or the Graduate Coordinator to explore possible options.
Q: How do I file for a Leave of Absence (LOA)?
A: Send a brief email to the Program Director requesting a Leave of Absence for the semester in question and state when you plan to resume (so that you can register for classes when you’re ready to return). If the situation does not resolve, you simply request another Leave for the next semester. There are no fees due for being on Leave status.