The Associate in Arts Program is happy to have you! We would like to ensure your success and timely degree completion. Please review all of the resources on this page and return to the page as needed to be sure that your transition is going smoothly. If you have difficulty with any step of the process, be sure to contact your campus's academic advisor.
Before your first semester: Please review your transfer credit evaluation, available through the My Blue Hen Home student portal, as well as the instructions for having your transfer credit evaluated. The sooner you begin working to have your transfer work evaluated, the sooner you'll know where you stand in your progress toward the completion of the Associate in Arts degree.
At your NSO appointment: Your advisor will review your transfer credit report with you and will help direct you in how to have any necessary courses evaluated. During your meeting with an advisor, you will receive information about the Associate in Arts Program, planning your first semester, having your courses evaluated, and an estimated time of degree completion. Additionally, your advisor will talk with you about your intended Newark major if you plan to pursue the bachelor's degree. This will be a lot of information; be prepared to take notes! If you have any questions, please ask them—we want you to feel comfortable and prepared to start the semester.
During your first semester: Immediately after your NSO appointment (if not before!), you should begin the process of having your transfer courses evaluated by UD faculty members. Please understand that this process can be time intensive; for this reason, we encourage you to begin right away. The sooner your courses are evaluated, the sooner we can assist you in determining your remaining degree requirements and identifying an appropriate graduation term. If you have any questions about this process, please follow up with the Administrative Academic Advisor on your campus.
Continuing through to degree completion: If your transfer credits have not been completely evaluated by the end of your first term, it is important that you remain diligent in working toward having the courses evaluated. Any delay in this process may impact your graduation term. Once you are enrolled in your second-to-last semester (as determined by your official graduation term in UDSIS), we will send you a Degree Checkout, documenting your remaining requirements. You will need to review that document carefully and contact our staff members immediately if you have any questions or concerns about the information in the checkout. We'll be happy to assist you in understanding the document and resolving any issues you may have.
Throughout your time in the Associate in Arts Program, the advising staff is here to support you. If you have any questions, please contact us. If we can't answer your questions, we'll connect you with people who can.