Center for Student Success

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


Due to COVID-19, we have canceled Student Success Coaching appointments. All meetings around Leave of Absence and Withdrawals and Mid-semester check-ins will be held virtually. Please email for all questions related to your Leave of Absence and Withdrawals status and holistic academic needs. We will respond to you via email within our typical response time of 24-48 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

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

  • February 5: Deadline 100% tuition refund
    • Last day to enroll in classes and to drop a class without a 'W'
  • February 12: Deadline 90% tuition refund
  • February 19: Deadline 80% tuition refund
  • February 26: Deadline 70% tuition refund
  • March 11: Deadline 60% tuition refund
  • March 20: Deadline for 60% tuition refund has been extended to March 20
  • April 15: Last day to apply for a leave of absence for the Spring 2020 semester
    • Last day to withdraw from classes with a 'W'

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