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<p>So I'm assuming that my D should plan a new student orientation day for sometime in July, AFTER AP test scores are released? Any reason she should go earlier?</p>

<p>Unless things have changed students are assigned an NSO date. This is because certain groups (majors etc.) are scheduloed on certain dates. If a student is not able to attend the assigned date they can request a change but still may not have an open choice of when they can attend.</p>

<p>D has a list of dates to choose from, June 21-July 20, on her My Blue Hen page.</p>

<p>If she has options taking a later date (due to the AP issue) would seem to make the most sense. In the past students have had concerns that attending later would limit their course selections but I understand now that this no longer is an issue (I'm not sure why). If your D knows what courses she will be taking she can find the course schedules (sections, times, professors) on the internet (udel.edu/CoursesSearch/). Once she knows her professors she can get student ratings for the professors at another web site "Ratemyprofessors.com". Hope this info is helpful.</p>

<p>DD had a challenge last summer scheduling NSO and ended up going on one of the last days possible. She still got all the classes she wanted. They don't confirm your classes until sometime in August (after NSO) -- you are not penalized if you attended NSO later in July or end of August.</p>

<p>I do know that there are seats saved in at least some classes for freshmen. My DD was able to register for the Fall for the science class she wanted but couldn't get into a lab bc of all the seats they are holding for freshmen. She will have to keep checking over the summer, email the prof, etc. She assures me she knows the ways to get in, so it's not an issue.</p>

<p>Between my work schedule (biz travel) and DD's out of state camp job last summer, we had a heck of a time scheduling NSO. I would advise that, when you get your date from the school, if you can't make it, contact them immediately to figure out a date you can attend. They do have a maximum number for each date and, as pointed out earlier on this thread, there are some dates for specific majors (and transfers only).</p>

<p>It was a great day - DD loved it - especially getting her UD ID. It felt like it was finally going to be real!</p>

<p>LINYMOM & MWALLENMD- D's letter mentions she'll get a date in the mail, but her my blue hen asks her to pick a day and gives her a range of days starting June 21st. Think she'll just schedule for sometime after July 1 when AP results are available. Thanks for the
feedback and info!</p>

<p>udel15:</p>

<p>I suspect you probably would assume this already but you should be aware that many, but certainly not all, of the freshman courses (especially the large Gen Ed requirement courses) will have sections that meet at 8:00 am.. I understand UD is expecting a record enrollment of freshman this year (around 3800) so the ability to switch out of 8:00 am classes may be difficult. However, most freshman are not aware that they can switch to different sections of the same course if space is available. This usually is allowed once all the initial schedules have been completed in August. They post the date (and time) on the student's website (UDSIS site -at least that was what it was called when my D was there-I think now it is called MyUD) when this can be done (it might even be there now under the heading of course selections). Your D might want to keep this in mind. Once the date and time is published the students that know about it usually jump right on it right at the time it can be done (i.e. right after midnight sometimes). This is the same system that students will have to use to select/schedule courses in future semesters, so it is good to get familiar with it anyway. Best of luck to you.</p>

<p>Thanks for the heads up
!</p>

<p>Why the record enrollment of 3800? Was this intentional by UD or an accident? This leads to the following questions: Will UD compensate with additional class offerings? Is adequate dorm space? </p>

<p>Per UD's web site, the 2010 freshman class at Newark is only 3,394 students.</p>

<p>UD</a> Admissions: Experience Knowledge, Exerience UD</p>

<p>In his address to The UD Board of Trustees President Harker informed them that as of 5/10/11 3880 students had accepted admission to UD (paid deposits). While certainly some of these students will end up at other schools (for a variety of reasons) UD is still expecting a record number of students in the class of 2015. This actually happened about 3 years ago when more students choose to attend UD than expected. This seems to happen every now and then. I don't believe this was intentional - no one can predict with certainty how many students offered admission will actually accept admission and attend. UD has built a number of new dorms over the last 5 years so I don't think dorm space will be a significant problem. The majority of UD students live off campus after the first year. As these additional students will be spread out over many majors I don't think class size will be significantly impacted either. Unlike many other major universities UD provides sufficient courses so that students should be able to graduate in 4 years (assuming they pass all the courses they take). I really wouldn't worry to much about this issue.</p>

<p>"Trustees also got a preview of the Class of 2015 from Louis Hirsh, UD director of admissions, who said that the incoming freshman class -- 3,880 students have accepted admission as of May 10 -- would be both the largest and most accomplished class in the UD’s history.</p>

<p>"Hirsh also noted that academically stronger students applied in greater numbers than before, and academically weaker students stopped applying. </p>

<p>“Last year, 53 percent of the fall 2010 freshman class had combined verbal and math SATs of 1200 or higher,” Hirsh said. “As of this morning, that percentage is 61 percent for the fall 2011 class, and for our out-of-state students it has climbed 9 percent. That is a difference that will be felt in the classrooms of every freshman course this fall.” </p>

<p>"Drawn from 34 states and the District of Columbia, and from as far away as Hawaii, California, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, the class also represents 18 foreign countries. Also encouraging is that 661 students of color are represented, a nearly 10 percent increase over last year.</p>

<p>The Board of Trustees approved new rates effective with the fall semester, including an average annual increase of 6 percent for the University's traditional residence hall rooms. </p>

<p>Also approved was a 5.5 percent increase in the University dining plan rates, also effective for the fall semester. </p>

<p>The Comprehensive Fee will be increased from $225 to $395 per semester for full-time students, from $25 to $50 per winter and summer sessions for full-time students for each semester and session in which they are enrolled. The Student Center Fee will be increased from $116 to $119 per semester for full time students.</p>

<p>As of June 1, the Student Health Service feel will increase from $243 to $247 per semester. The Winter Session health fee will be increased from $64 to $65, and the summer semester fee will be increased from $87 to $88. Other fees will be increased by an average of 1.6 percent</p>

<p>mwallenmd- So if D knows some of the classes she will be taking, she can research the profs and request specific sections during NSO?</p>

<p>udel15:</p>

<p>It appears that your D is already starting to think like a typical UD student. Unfortunately, to answer your question, it is unlikely that your D will be able to pre-select most of her course sections and apply them at NSO. UD made some changes to the freshman course selection process 3-4 years ago after students who were scheduled later in the NSO period complained that they had more limited course availability because of attending a later NSO date. Unless this has recently changed again it is my understanding that at NSO students pretty much get assigned course selections (I suspect computer program generated) based upon their major and/or the need to complete General ED requirements (for those students who are undeclared). While there may be some limited choices (i.e. electives, specific language etc) it would be impossible to even pre select specific sections of these courses without knowing what the schedule of the assigned courses are. As to whether you can request section changes in the assigned courses I do not have the answer to this. My D went thru NSO 5 years ago. At that time it appeared that certain advisors would allow it while others would not. Perhaps someone else viewing this thread who has attended NSO more recently could respond to this. As I noted is an earlier post on this thread course changes can be made in mid to late August once all the the initial schedules have been completed. Unfortunately there tends to be limited availability of openings to make changes with at that time. Course selection/scheduling is one of the more challenging/agonizing events a student has to go thru while at UD (but I suspect this is true for all colleges). </p>

<p>On a more positive note it has just recently been brought to my attention that UD appears to be in the proces of beginning to phase out 8:00 am classes (as a result of ongoing dissatisfaction expressed about this time slot by students and faculty). The odds of getting classes at this time slot therefore appears to be much reduced, even for freshman. Believe it or not some students were not in favor of this.</p>

<p>My DD had an idea of the classes she wanted to take last summer before NSO. At NSO she filled out course selections with advisor, but the sked was not confirmed at that time. She could not pick the section she wanted. This is to make it fair for all incoming freshmen - those who go to NSO early and those who go toward the end. </p>

<p>Sent from my ADR6300 using CC App</p>

<p>LINYMOM:</p>

<p>Thanks for the update on the most current system. It certainly is a system that is fair for all students. I guess the only drawback is not really knowing your schedule until late July or early August. About when are the schedules posted after the last NSO session? Hopefully they will stick with this system for a while but with UD you never really know, they have been making a lot of changes lately.</p>

<p>My daughter did the same thing as LINYMom's daughter. She received forms to fill out prior to meeting with her advisor. Since she's in a super-small major, there weren't any surprises in the final schedule except which first year colloquium she was assigned. I'd also like to mention that she had a fabulous time at her NSO and was very glad to have gone.</p>

<p>Thank you for the helpful information, current UD parents.</p>

<p>Don't laugh ... but my D is hoping for early classes, at least on some of the days. She has the idea it will make it easier to balance class work and a job (I guess that depends on the job), and to be more productive in general. She thinks if she has no firm obligations until later in the day, she will have fewer productive hours overall. Sorry to hear she may not have much control over her schedule. She is in a smaller major and in honors, I am hoping that will make the process at NSO is a bit more manageable, as far as having some idea what the ultimate outcome will be.</p>

<p>Question: D is waiting on AP credit for Calc, which will come out after NSO. Any reason to think she will be required to register for math at NSO based on the math placement exam? She is hoping not to take math at all, by getting the AP credit, and exercising supposed "general requirements flexibility" that comes along with her particular merit scholarship. There is no math requirement in her major. Any thoughts on that?</p>

<p>Also, if a student will be continuing with a language already studied, is there a placement exam to register? or will a student be placed based on HS coursework? It would be nice to get started on that right away.</p>

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D is waiting on AP credit for Calc, which will come out after NSO. Any reason to think she will be required to register for math at NSO based on the math placement exam?

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Absolutely not. The only things that I'm aware of being hard and fast is that she will have to take English 110 and an honors colloquium this year, one in each semester. She gets to list her choices, but there's no guarantee of what sections she will get. The math will not be an issue if it's not an issue for her major.</p>

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or will a student be placed based on HS coursework?

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It's based on high school coursework unless the student is starting a new language or chooses to test out. There will be coming out shortly a list of the colloquia and English options and your daughter can review them and see what interests here. She will be registered by someone in her major. My D is in a small major and we drove from NYC to Delaware for NSO and by the time we got home that night her schedule was set, except for the colloquium which is all done at the same time so it's fair.</p>

<p>Thank you, that is very helpful.</p>