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: Fall 2020 Semester

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

  • August 26: Last day to enroll in classes and to drop a class without a 'W'
  • September 2: Deadline 100% tuition refund
  • September 10: Deadline 80% 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 apply for a leave of absence or withdrawal for the Fall 2020 semester
    • Last day to withdraw from classes with a 'W'

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