Academic Advising Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the average class size?
- Who should I contact with any questions I may have?
- Who is my Academic Advisor?
- When is drop/add?
- What does it mean to withdraw from a class?
- How many semesters are in a year?
- How do I know what classes to take?
- What is Canvas?
- Am I required to take placement assessments?
- Will my parents get my grades?
- What is a typical course load?
- What is a pre-requisite?
- What does credit hour mean?
- What is a transcript?
- How do I obtain a copy of my academic transcript?
- If I choose to take a class again is the old grade removed from my transcript?
- When do I get my semester grade report? Is it mailed to me?
- How do I register to graduate?
- What should I do when I am close to completing my degree and graduating?
- What is a Completion Degree?
The average class size is 17.
Your Advisor would be able to answer any questions you may have. See Contact Academic Advising.
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.
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 can withdraw from your courses online through My WilmU.
Wilmington University offers three semesters in the academic 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.
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.
Walk-In registration sessions are available every semester for all current students who need assistance with course selection.
Graduate students (master's and doctoral students) are advised by their Program Chair or Program Coordinator at their University location. Undergraduate Students are not assigned an individual academic advisor. See Contact Academic Advising for more information.
Canvas 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.
Yes. Placement assessments are required for all entering students before you can register for English or Math courses. Some students may be exempt based on standardized test scores or transfer credits. See English and Math Placement Assessments for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can pick up a transcript request form from the Office of the Registrar or any Wilmington University site office, or download it now. Please visit the Office of the Registrar's page for full transcript request details.
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 highest grade is calculated into the cumulative grade point average. A course may be repeated up to 3 times for a total of 4 attempts.
Students are able to access their grades through myWilmU. See My Grades tab on your home page. Grades are not mailed to students.
All students that are ready to graduate must submit a Petition for Degree 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.
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.
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.