Center for Student Success

The CSS generates innovative strategies to assist all undergraduate students in persisting to graduation.


The Center for Student Success will be operating remotely for Fall 2020. Sign up for your first Student Success Coaching appointment.

To contact the Center for Student Success, please email and we will respond to you via email within our typical response time of 24-48 business hours.


Highlighted Programs and Support:

The CSS offers Student Success Coaching where professional staff and peer coaches are available to meet with any undergraduate student experiencing challenges at USD that impact academic performance and persistence.

The CSS also processes undergraduate leaves of absence and withdrawals from the university.

Important Dates to Remember: Fall 2020 Semester

All Leave of Absence and Withdrawal requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 10: 
    • Last day to drop a class without a 'W'
    • Deadline 100% tuition refund
  • September 17: Deadline 70% tuition refund
  • September 24: Deadline 60% tuition refund
  • October 1: Deadline for 50% tuition refund 
  • October 26: 
    • Last day to withdraw from classes with a 'W'
    • Last day to apply for a leave of absence or withdrawal for the Fall 2020 semester

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