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 December/January intersession. 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: Spring 2021 Semester

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

  • February 3: 
    • Last day to drop a class without a 'W'
    • Deadline 100% tuition refund
  • February 10: Deadline 90% tuition refund
  • February 17: Deadline 80% tuition refund
  • February 24: Deadline 70% tuition refund
  • March 3: Deadline 60% tuition refund
  • March 10: Deadline for 50% tuition refund 
  • April 9: 
    • Last day to withdraw from classes with a 'W'
    • Last day to apply for a leave of absence or withdrawal for the Spring 2021 semester

Remote Learning Resources

Learning remotely looks different than learning in person. To support all learners, we have resources on the following: how to set up a remote learning space, remote test taking, how to communicate with professors, etc. Check them out on our "Resources" page and let us know if you have questions!

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