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Advisement Center

The College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology Academic Advisement mission is to assist students in the pursuit of their academic goals and personal development by providing quality academic counseling in an accessible, friendly, respectful environment that fosters lifelong learning and student success. We support and complement the College’s mission and core values by striving to nurture the development of scholars who have a successful college experience that culminates in graduation.We endeavor to do this through an interactive educational partnership from orientation to graduation and beyond.

Your academic advisors are available to assist you Monday through Friday in the advisement center, located on the 6th floor of the William C. Jason Library - Rm. 605.

Advisement Model

Freshmen and sophomores are assigned to the professional advisors according to the first letter of the student’s last name.

  • Mrs. Joena Henry
  • Mrs. Faith Woodard
  • Dr. Marcel Poe

Benefits of Advising

  • Get assistance in goal setting and selecting courses to meet career goals
  • Learn about various majors and minors
  • Make sure you are on track to graduate
  • Receive help with developing strategies to improve academic performance
  • Get questions answered about policies and procedures
  • Obtain referrals and advice about campus resources

Academic Advising FAQ

Why do I need academic advising?

  • To help you understand academic requirements including the DSU Plan for General Education and Major requirements.
  • To assist you in developing a successful academic plan.
  • To help you set goals for yourself and identify resources on campus that can help you reach your goals.
  • To establish a professional ally for petitioning, references, and referrals.
  • To assist you in understanding the registration process.

What do Advisors do?

  • Provide academic advising for all students throughout their tenure in college.
  • Serve as a University resource for students.
  • Counsel students on personal, academic, and career concerns.
  • Meet with students experiencing academic difficulties at mid-term and the end of the semester.

What can I expect from my academic advising appointment?

  • A general conversation about how things are going.
  • Discussion of your Degree Audit Report.
  • Review of your DSU General Education Plan and academic department requirements.
  • Explanation of the 2nd semester registration process.
  • Review of the academic calendar, course schedule book, and the DSU Bulletin.
  • Resource and referral Information.
  • Discussion about your major or the anxieties about being undecided.

What do Hall Managers do?

  • Manage the overall operation of the residence hall.
  • Supervise the Student Staff Members and Graduate Assistants.
  • Meet with every resident individually.
  • Serve as a University resource for students.
  • Counsel students on personal, judicial, academic, and career concerns.
  • Meet with students experiencing academic difficulties at mid-term and the end of the semester.

What can I expect from my appointment with my Hall manager?

  • A general conversation about how things are going.
  • Discussion of your experience at DSU including the hall.
  • Review your career plans career goals and how your classes fit into those goals.
  • Explanation of the staff responsibilities, expectations of the community and your role in the community.
  • Review of social activities, your choices, resources and your outlook about making a mark on the DSU and the world.
  • Resource and referral information.

What don’t they do?

  • Tell students what classes to take.
  • Tell students what to major in.
  • Follow up with students on a daily basis.

Your Adviser or Hall Manager should be the first person you talk to when:

  • You are struggling in one or more of your classes.
  • You are thinking about dropping a class.
  • You want to withdraw from the University.
  • You are confused about your major.
  • You want to make changes to your schedule.
  • You are not sure about a University policy.
  • You are not performing as well academically as you’d like.
  • Your midterm grades are not what you expected.
  • Your first semester grades resulted in you being on academic probation.
  • You need to petition a University regulation.
  • You’re not sure where to get help.
  • Extenuating circumstances keep you out of class for more than 3 days in a row.
  • You’re not happy at Delaware State University.

Successful registration is dependent upon you, the student:

  • Read all information you receive pertaining to academic advising.
  • Attend departmental info sessions and fairs meeting.
  • Be on time for your appointment.
  • Bring a printed copy of your Degree Audit Report to your appointment.
  • Bring your DSU Bulletin to your appointment.
  • Write down courses you are interested in taking second semester.
  • Bring your departmental major information/materials to your appointment.
  • Write down questions for your Adviser.
  • Be willing to make the process a joint effort between you and your Adviser.