Welcome, New Blue Hens!
We are pleased to welcome all of our incoming students to the UD Associate in Arts Program! New Student Orientation (NSO) is required for all new students to ensure that you have the best experience possible when making the transition from high school to college. NSO introduces you to our program and provides you with the knowledge you need to make the best possible start at the UD AAP.
Traditionally, our NSO events have been hosted during the summer at our Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington campuses. As the need for social distancing continues, however, all UD NSO activities this summer are being conducted online. These will include:
- Academic advising and selection of fall courses
- An online orientation course
- A checklist of tasks to complete
- Live information sessions
Please note: All incoming students must complete the online ALEKS Math Placement Exam. The exam and instructions for completing it are located at My Blue Hen Home. Students who have not completed the placement exam will have to postpone their advisement and class selection, which may cause significant problems in the scheduling and registration process.
The individual advisement session is a crucial step in planning for a successful freshman year. Students who do not meet with an advisor for an assigned advisement appointment will be rescheduled for a later time and cannot be guaranteed their choice of seats in all classes.