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If you need more help, ask for it! Contact the Office of Undergraduate Advising at 302-831-4369 or stop by 103 Lerner Hall during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration Steps

  1. Use the Lerner four-year plans for majors and minors to know which classes to register for. Attend information sessions or see your advisor to stay “on track” for degree progress.
  2. Check UDSIS for your enrollment date and time. This is the time your registration functions become active for the upcoming term’s registration on UDSIS – it is not an appointment time with an advisor.
  3. Prior to registration, check www.udel.edu/courses to search for courses.
  4. Be prepared to be flexible! Choose alternate courses and/or alternate sections for your classes when possible. Popular classes/teachers fill up quickly.
  5. Register via UDSIS. Double-check your schedule to make sure you were successfully registered. There is a link to a WebReg tutorial video on the registrar’s home page if you would like to see a “how to” demonstration prior to your appointment.

Normal Course Load

A normal course load for a full-time undergraduate student consists of four or five academic courses (12-17 credits). All full-time students must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits.

What to Do About Full or Restricted Classes

  • BUAD courses: Add yourself to the waiting list, use course permit form after the semester begins.  Other concerns, e-mail businessadmin@udel.edu
  • ENTR courses: Contact sratclif@udel.edu
  • Finance courses: Contact be-finc@udel.edu
  • MISY 225 and MISY courses at the 300-level and above: Contact hartono@udel.edu
  • ACCT 207, 208, MISY 160, 261 and 262: Contact eileens@udel.edu
  • ACCT 300- and 400-level courses: Contact gillespj@udel.edu
  • ECON courses: Contact be-econ@udel.edu
  • HOSP and SPTM courses: Contact jriegner@udel.edu
  • Math courses: See the department’s registration FAQ and use their web form to request additional information or to report a problem not resolved by the FAQ
  • Foreign language courses: Contact Crista Johnson at cristaj@udel.edu; include your UD Student ID number and the top 3 preferred sections of the class you are trying to register for
  • Other courses: Add yourself to the waiting list or contact the department directly for information about getting into the class

Transferring Credits

The Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics will only accept business credits from other AACSB-accredited institutions. Transfer credits are subject to evaluation by the departments. BEFORE enrolling in a course at another institution, review the information and instructions on http://www1.udel.edu/registrar/transfer/instructions.)

Questions? Contact your advisor!

DLE Options

A Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) is discovery-based and experiential learning that involves instructional experiences out of class and beyond typical curriculum courses. UD students must register and successfully complete at least 3 credits of DLE. (This may be any combination of credits that add up to three.) Discovery Learning Experience (DLE) is a filtering option on the course descriptions website.

DLE credits can come from internships, DLE-designated courses, study abroad, service learning and undergraduate research. More detail on each of these options follows.

Internships for credit

You may request enrollment in one of the following 3-credit internship courses if you’ve obtained an internship of at least 120 hours. The course must be completed with a passing grade, or a grade of P for courses graded only Pass/Fail.

Internship courses

  • FINC 364 Finance in Practice
  • BUAD 364 Business Administration in Practice
  • MISY 364 Management Information Systems in Practice
  • MISY 375 GET Immersion Experience Internship
  • ACCT 364 Accounting in Practice
  • ENTR 364 Entrepreneurship in Practice

What is an internship?

An internship is a paid or unpaid work experience that also has academic value in your program of study.

What are some benefits of an internship?

Internship benefits include:

  • Developing personally and professionally while gaining confidence and real-world experience
  • Helping you prepare for your chosen profession
  • Meeting and networking with practitioners in your area of interest
  • Mentoring and performance feedback from the site supervisor
  • Earning academic credit (NOTE: In order to obtain academic credit, the internship must consist of a minimum of 120 hours.)
  • Fulfilling the DLE requirement

What is a successful internship?

Successful internships can be found in diverse settings and involve widely varying projects and assignments. All successful internships, however, share three traits:

  • The host organization receives significant assistance as a result of the intern’s contributions.
  • The site supervisor provides feedback about the intern’s performance and potential career path.
  • The intern is challenged to develop professional skills, knowledge and ability.

DLE-designated courses

The following Lerner College courses can be taken to satisfy the DLE requirement. The course must be completed with a passing grade, or a grade of P for courses graded only Pass/Fail.

Each link below opens the course description in the university catalog; the descriptions include any applicable restrictions or prerequisites.


Study abroad, service learning & research

Specifics for finance and financial planning students

If you are a Finance/Financial Planning major and are planning on serving an internship to meet your DLE requirement or to earn credit, you must have passed FINC 311 with a C- or better BEFORE you begin the internship. In addition, your internship should provide you with the opportunity to employ skills and knowledge you have gained from Finance/Financial Planning courses you have taken. You must serve a minimum of 120 hours and you must follow the steps listed below in order to earn academic credit for your internship.

To earn academic credit for your internship which will fulfill the DLE (Discovery Learning Experience) requirement, you must follow these steps:

  1. Take FINC 311 before you begin your internship. FINC 311 is a prerequisite for FINC 364. You must have completed it with a grade of C- or better BEFORE you begin your internship. Complete the Discovery Learning-Internship Agreement (PDF). Once you have signed it and obtained your on-site supervisor’s signature, scan and email the application to Dr. John Stocker at stocker@udel.edu.
  2. Once the form has been completed and all signatures have been obtained, the department will register you for FINC 364 Finance in Practice (3 credits). You will be registered for the course in the semester in which your internship ends. If your internship is served during the summer, you will be registered for FINC 364 in the following fall semester.

Contact Us

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General inquiries: lerner-advise@udel.edu

Request for excused absences: lernerexcusedabsence@udel.edu

Phone: 302-831-4369

Fax: 302-831-0708

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