Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average class size?

The average class size is 17.

Who should I contact with any questions I may have?

Your Advisor would be able to answer any questions you may have. Who is my advisor?

When is drop/add?

For semester and block classes the drop/add deadline is 7 days after classes begin. For Modular classes the deadline is the Monday following the first weekend session. For a list of drop/add dates check your most current registration booklet or online. Student athletes must see an Academic Advisor.

What does it mean to withdraw from a class?

Withdrawing from a course happens if you need to drop out of a course after the drop/add deadline. After the drop deadline, you must WITHDRAW from a course to avoid receiving a grade of FA or NA (equivalent to an F in your GPA). An official course withdrawal appears on your transcript as a grade W, which does not factor into your GPA. You may now withdraw from your courses online through WebCampus. Just go to "Register for Courses," and click the Withdraw box next to the course(s) that you need to withdraw from; answer all of the questions; then click "Process Registration Changes." For more information on changing your course schedule - http://wilmu.edu/registrar/changeschedule.aspx

You may now receive a partial refund when withdrawing from a course after the drop deadline. The refund percentage decreases as more time passes from the course start date. See http://wilmu.edu/registrar/changeschedule.aspx for specific dates per term/block. If there are health or employment related problems see an Academic Advisor right away. Student athletes must see an Academic Advisor.

How many semesters are in a year?

Wilmington University offers three semesters a year, fall, spring and summer. Each semester is 15 weeks in length and classes are offered during the day and the evening. There are 2 blocks offered within each semester. Each block course is 7 weeks in length. Students have the option of taking block and/or semester courses. It is strongly suggested that freshmen begin with semester format.

How do I know what classes to take?

Curriculum maps are available for most of the undergraduate degrees offered at Wilmington University. These maps are a recommended sequence to progress through your program and include course pre-requisites. Course and program offerings vary from site to site. Please refer to the course schedule for specifics.

Students can access My Degree Program in WEBCAMPUS to track your own progress toward degree. Walk-In registration sessions are available every semester for all current students who need assistance with course selection.

Who is my Academic Advisor?

All students have an academic advisor. Click here to find your advisor. To meet with your advisor please call the office of Academic Advising at
(302)-356-INFO (4636).

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is Wilmington University’s online learning platform where instructors and students can access course materials and communicate online. To learn how to get started click here.

Am I required to take Skills Assessments?

Yes. Skills Assessments are required before you can register for English or Math but some students may be exempt based on SAT scores or if you have transferable credits in English and Math. To find out if you are exempt, contact the Office of Academic Advising. Wilmington University has implemented ACCUPLACER from The College Board as its new English and math placement testing tool. For more information and upcoming placement test dates and locations visit http://www.wilmu.edu/advising/placement.aspx

Will my parents get my grades?

Parents can get your grades only if you have signed a release of information form, granting them access to your private information while you are a student. Federal legislation has mandated policies and procedures that colleges must follow. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment, was designed “to assure parents of students, and students themselves if they are over the age of eighteen or attending an institution of post-secondary education, access to their educational records and to protect such individuals’ rights to privacy by limiting the transferability (and disclosure) of their records without their consent”. For further information visit the Privacy Policy section of our website.

What is a typical course load?

To be considered a full-time student you must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours for the term. This is important if you need to be full time for financial aid or health or auto insurance qualifications.

What is a pre-requisite?

A pre-requisite means there is/are courses which must be taken before you can enroll in a course. For example, you must successfully complete English Composition I before enrolling in English Composition II.

What does credit hour mean?

Each credit hour is a unit of measurement used by a college. Each credit course is assigned a particular number of credit hours, depending on the number of times the class meets and the number of clock hours it meets during the semester or block. Three is the most common number of credits for a semester course at Wilmington University.

What is a transcript?

A transcript is the official record of your academic history at an institution. An official transcript will have the seal of the college on it.

How do I obtain a copy of my academic transcript?

You can pick up a transcript request form from the Office of the Registrar or any Wilmington University site office, or download it now. There is a transcript fee of $5.00 per copy for official or unofficial transcripts. Also, you can mail or fax a request for a transcript. The request must include: your social security number, your name, the address where you want us to mail it, payment to cover the transcript fee (credit card payment for mail or fax requests, or check for mail requests only), and your signature. The transcript request should be mailed to:

Wilmington University
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, De 19720
Attn: Office of the Registrar

If I choose to take a class again is the old grade removed from my transcript?

The original grade you received for that particular class will always remain on the transcript. However, the new grade you receive for the class will be the grade that is used to calculate your cumulative grade point average (GPA).

When do I get my semester grade report? Is it mailed to me?

Students are able to access their grades through WebCampus. Grades are not mailed to students. See Grade Reporting for more information.

How do I register to graduate?

All students that are ready to graduate must submit a Registration for Graduation Form with a graduation fee of $100.00 (non-refundable). This form is available in the registration book or it can be picked up at the Office of the Registrar or at any site office, or downloaded now. Students are advised to consult an advisor to see if they meet all the graduation requirements before submission of the Registration for Graduation Form because the $100.00 fee is a non-refundable fee. For graduation times and locations click here.

What should I do when I am close to completing my degree and graduating?

Students are advised to consult with their advisor to see if they meet all graduation requirements prior to submitting a Registration for Graduation Form. Students must register for graduation even if they choose not to participate in the ceremony.

What is a Completion Degree?

A Completion Degree is a personalized version of a Bachelor’s degree created exclusively for students who have completed an Associate’s degree at an accredited institution. Completion Degrees are available for most WU BS degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed Associate’s degree should communicate with a WU Academic Advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility.