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URL: /admissions


Admissions at DSU

Since Delaware State was founded in 1891 as one of the first land-grant institutions, we've grown in prestige, size and diversity. Yet at the center of this ever-growing University, you'll find the same values and goals that we've always had. At DSU, we build big thinkers by preparing them for roles of leadership and service to the world. Here you’ll be part of a close-knit, diverse campus community full of spirit and pride. Ranked 9th nationally in an annual ranking of HBCU's, DSU is where you can learn from world-class faculty, intern at international companies, and build lifelong connections and friendships. Come see why we're one of the top HBCUs in the nation! 


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DSU at a Glance (Accordion style layout - five colleges, demographics, enrollment, majors, & student life)

DSU's five colleges


51 majors and X minors 
25 graduate degree programs
5 doctoral degree programs


Undergraduate: 3,955
Graduate: 470
Total enrollment: X


215 full-time 
193 hold a doctoral degree 
43 have full professor title 
Undergraduate student to faculty ratio: 15:1

63% female 
37% male 

Campus Life
100+ student organizations
51 percent of student body lives in residence halls
12 Learning Communities
18 NCAA Division I sports


Admissions Deadlines

February 1 Apply for fall semester
March 17 Apply for financial aid
May 31 Apply for housing
November 1 Apply for spring semester
June 1 Apply for Parent PLUS Loan & alternative loans


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-34 minors

-total enrollment 4,505 (enrollment record for the 4th year in a row

-diverse student body representing 31 states, Washington D.C., Virgin Islands and 24 countries

URL: /admissions/getting-started-dsu

Getting Started 


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URL: /admissions/military-veterans



You’ve served our country. Now start or continue your journey toward a college degree! 

DSU has been named three times to G.I. Jobs’ Military Friendly Schools list. We pride ourselves on having an Office of Veteran Affairs staffed by coordinators with military experience and who understand the distinctive needs of military students and veterans. Our Veteran Affairs staff can guide you on everything from making the application and registration process easier to coordinating services, applying military benefits to your education at DSU and encouraging involvement in campus activities.  

VA and G.I. Benefits at DSU

If you're eligible or have eligible dependents, DSU’s Office of Veterans Affairs offers you personal attention in managing and administering education benefit programs, including:

  • Active Duty
  • Post 9/11 Montgomery GI Bill*
  • Yellow Ribbon Program** 
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Selected Reserves
  • Survivors and Dependents Educational Benefits

 In addition to financial benefits, DSU also offers the following to our military and veteran students:

  • Six elective credits based on their discharge papers. (eligible and enrolled students)
  • In-state tuition for active duty military students and National Guard and Reserve members who are stationed in Delaware.
  • Recognition of the American Council on Education-recommended college credits for professional military education, training courses and occupational experience of service members and veterans. 
  • Coordination of vocational, educational and professional counseling, evaluation of abilities and aptitudes, tutoring and rehabilitative services, and VA Work-Study opportunities available from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

* Under the Post 9/11 program, eligible military students attending DSU’s VA-approved Flight School may currently receive up to $10,970 in tuition and fees per academic year.

** DSU matches VA up to 50 percent of unmet out-of-state tuition and fee charges for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students eligible for Yellow Ribbon. 

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Apply To DSU

Review DSU admissions requirements (first-year student or transfer student) to determine eligibility, and submit:

  • Online application for admission.
  • An official high school transcript and college transcript (s) if applicable.
  • SAT or ACT scores if applicable.
  • $35 application fee.


Admissions Deadlines

February 1 Apply for fall semester
March 17 Apply for financial aid
May 31 Apply for housing
November 1 Apply for spring semester

Office of Veterans Affairs

Wendelin Henry
Veteran Affairs Coordinator

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URL: /admissions/your-admissions-counselors

Admissions Counselors 


Our admissions counselors travel to states in the Northeast region to meet with you in person. All of them are graduates of DSU – so they can give you an inside perspective on what it’s like to be a student here. Get to know them better! Check out the list below to find your admissions counselor and call or email them to ask questions about DSU. They are ready to help you!

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URL: /admissions/transfer-Wednesdays


Transfer Wednesdays

The Office of Admissions hosts Transfer Wednesdays in February, June and November for students interested in transferring to the University. These unique visitation days allow you to speak one-on-one with an admissions counselor, learn about financial aid, have your transcripts evaluated to find out which credits will transfer, and schedule future meetings with their academic department.

Interested in attending Transfer Wednesdays? Next steps:

  • Check Transfer Admissions Requirements.
  • Register (walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to register).
  • Bring your official transcripts for a preliminary evaluation of transfer credits, and also an instant admission decision*. (not required)

For more information, contact Pia Stokes, coordinator for transfer, graduate and international students, at or call her at 302.857.7147.

*Based on a complete application, receipt of official high school transcript and all official previous institution transcripts and meeting University criteria. 


Transfer Wednesdays Schedule

November 6, 2013
November 13, 2013
November 20, 2013
November 27, 2013 



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URL: admissions/inspire-scholarship

Inspire Scholarship


It is with great pleasure that we offer the Inspire Scholarship for Delaware high school graduates to attend Delaware State University. As an institution of higher education created and supported by the First State, this scholarship will enhance DSU’s efforts to fulfill its mission of providing students with a meaningful and relevant education. I am confident that the Inspire Scholarship will help make the dreams and aspirations of Delaware’s young people become a reality.

Dr. Harry L. Williams, president
Delaware State University

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How to Get the Inspire Scholarship

Graduate from a Delaware high school
You must receive a diploma from an in-state school.

Enroll at DSU
You must be regularly admitted and enroll in the fall semester right after high school graduation. Apply to Delaware State University and mail your official high school transcript and ACT or SAT test scores.

Keep Your Grades Up
You must have an overall GPA of at least 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale, as indicated on your official high school transcript.

Apply for Student Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The DSU school code is 001428. The Office of Financial Aid will notify you of your Inspire Scholarship eligibility.

Demonstrate Good Conduct
You cannot have any felony convictions or charges pending against you when you apply or after you are admitted to DSU.

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Dates and Deadlines:

February 1 Apply for fall semester
March 17 Apply for financial aid
May 31 Apply for housing
November 1 Apply for spring semester
June 1 Parent PLUS Loan & alternative loans


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URL: /admissions/new-student-orientation


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URL: /admissions/dtcc-dual-admission-program 

Delaware Tech Students - earn your bachelor’s degree at DSU through our Dual Admission program!

Delaware Tech (DTCC) and Delaware State University (DSU) offer Dual Admission for students enrolled in DTCC - DSU Connected Degree programs. Connected Degree programs – a program-to-program transfer agreement signed by Delaware Tech’s and the University’s Presidents – allow DTCC grads to make a smooth transition to a bachelor’s degree program. A list of Connected Degree programs may be obtained from your DTCC advisor or counselor; or by visiting the DTCC website.


Interested in Dual Admission? The program offers many benefits:

  • Admission to DSU while you are completing your associate degree provided you comply with the conditions.
  • Academic advisement and University information at meetings provided by your Connected Degree bachelor’s degree program during the fall and spring semesters at each DTCC campus.
  • Priority pre-registration in DSU courses for your first semester after DTCC graduation.
  • Locked-in bachelor’s degree requirements for the specific Connected Degree program in effect at the time you enter the Dual Admission program.
  • Guaranteed placement in University residence halls if desired provided you comply with established residence policy and application procedures.


If you are enrolled in a DTCC - DSU Connected Degree program, you will be conditionally admitted into the University and the designated bachelor’s program provided you:

  • Sign a non-binding, Intent-to-Enroll form any time after enrolling in the DTCC Connected Degree program and before attaining 30 college credits at Delaware Tech or another college or university.
  • Complete the Delaware Tech associate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Do not attend another institution between the time you graduate from DTCC and formally enroll at the University.
  • Formally enroll in the University within one year of DTCC associate degree completion.
  • Complete other regular DSU admissions requirements in compliance with the Connected Degree agreement and established by the DSU.
  • Comply with the appropriate enrollment deadlines determined by DSU.

You will be ineligible for Dual Admission, and the benefits of this program, if you:

  • Fail to complete the associate degree portion of the DTCC - DSU Connected Degree program.
  • Fail to adhere to the provisions of the Connected Degree program or the provisions of this agreement.
  • Withdraw in writing your intent-to-enroll.

If you are ineligible for Dual Admission and desire University admission, you may apply for admission under the University’s regular transfer admissions process.

Scholarships Available to DTCC Graduates

Students from DTCC who are transferring to DSU are` eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. To qualify for the scholarship, the transferring students must have completed an associate's degree with at least a 2.5 grade point average and must enroll at DSU with at least a 12-credit hour course schedule.

The scholarship complements the Dual Admission process that allows students who meet the above criteria to be automatically enrolled as juniors at DSU into a connected degree program. However, the scholarship is also available to other DTCC students who are not part of that specific program.

For more information, contact the DSU Office of Admissions at (302) 857-6351.


How to Apply:


Dual Admission Deadlines:

January 31 Intent-to-Enroll form (spring graduates)
February 28 Financial aid (fall semester)
March 30 Housing application and deposit (fall semester)
September 15 Intent-to-Enroll form (fall graduates)
October 15 Financial aid (spring semester)
November 1Housing application and deposit (spring semester)

You must arrange for DTCC to send your transcript within one week after your graduation to the DSU Admissions Office, Attn: Dual Admissions.

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URL: /admissions/scholars-appreciation-day (Recommend creating as an event)

Scholars Appreciation Day

Scholars Appreciation Day is an invitation only program that celebrates the academic achievements of our top students. Join us to hear from a community of DSU student scholars pursuing exciting projects within their majors. You’ll see first-hand the opportunities that are waiting for you at DSU! 

Register Online


Scholars Appreciation Day will be held in the Martin Luther King Student Center on the campus of Delaware State University at 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901. 


Delaware State University is located in north Dover directly on Route 13 and bordering College Road. It is across the highway from the Dover Mall and Dover International Speedway/Dover Downs Slots. Directions to DSU and campus map


Visiting from out of town? See a list of places to stay in Dover. 


Explore DSU's Five Colleges 

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[Scholarship Opportunities at DSU]



URL: /admissions/undergraduate-admissions

Undergraduate Admissions 


Whether you’re enrolling in college for the first time, transferring from another college, or returning after several years, DSU can give you the support and guidance you need to achieve your goals. Our challenging academic programs are led by dedicated, knowledgeable faculty who care about helping our students succeed. But your experience doesn’t end once you leave the classroom. At DSU, you’ll be a part of an energetic campus full of extracurricular and volunteer opportunities to enrich and balance your college experience.

This is the doorway to your college career—and the life that awaits you with a DSU degree!  Have questions? We’re here for you! Contact your admissions counselor to get answers to questions about anything from student life to financial aid.  

If you’re ready, apply right now.


Check out what DSU has to offer! Explore our majors, campus life and housing options.



Ready for a visit? It’s the best way to experience DSU. Schedule an individual visit or join us at our Open House or Hornet Days events.


We know you’re busy so we’ve made our application process clear and easy to understand.

  • First-year students 
  • Transfer students
  • International students
  • DSU @ Wilmington
  • Sussex County Location


Congratulations on being accepted to DSU!  Here are next steps to secure your spot.

  • Attend NSO
  • Submit housing application and deposit
  • Submit health forms
  • Submit final high school transcript


Application Dates and Deadlines

February 1 Apply for fall semester
March 17 Apply for financial aid
May 31 Apply for housing
November 1 Apply for spring semester
June 1 Parent PLUS Loan & alternative loans
July 28 Register for orientation
July 15 Submit student health form
August 25 Arrive for classes



URL: /admissions/schedule-campus-visit

Schedule a Campus Visit

Now is the time to take a tour of our campus to see if DSU is the right fit for you. While here, you’ll get the chance to see our residence halls, academic departments and state-of-the-art facilities plus receive information on scholarships, financial aid and admissions. 

Family Tours
For prospective students and their friends and family. Must be made at least two weeks in advance. 
Request a family tour

Group Tours
For groups of X or more. Must be made at least one week in advance.
Request a group tour

You may also schedule campus tours by calling 302.857.6347 or emailing

Getting to DSU

Our main campus is located in Dover, Delaware - just a few hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, New Jersey and New York City. 
Directions to DSU and campus map. 


Visiting from out of town? See a list of places to stay in Dover.

Can’t Visit?

If you aren’t able to visit campus, check out our admissions video to get a glimpse of what DSU is all about. And as always - our admissions counselors are ready to guide you and answer your questions. 

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Frequently Asked Questions: Schedule a Campus Visit 

1. When are campus tours offered?
Campus tours are offered Monday - Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Tours are not scheduled on Sundays, holidays, or when the University is otherwise closed.  It is important to arrive on time to your scheduled campus tour, as all tours are student led and scheduled considering their availability during scheduled class times.
2. How do I schedule a campus tour?
Family tours can be reserved by completing the request form. Group tours can be reserved by completing the request form.  Additionally, tours can be reserved by calling 302-857-6347.

3. How far in advance should I schedule a campus tour?
Family tours should be scheduled at least one week in advance of your requested date. Group tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of your requested date.

4. How will I know my campus tour has been scheduled?
You will receive an e-mail within 48 hours of your request (during regular operating hours) confirming your tour date and time, or an e-mail notifying you that your selected date and time are not available.

5. Where do I report when I arrive on campus for my tour?
Family and group tours should report to the Visitors Center kiosk located on the 1st Floor of the Administration Building (Bldg. #40) - Campus map.  

6. What does the campus tour consist of?
Tours may consist of an information session and are walking tours of the grounds and facilities to include residence halls, and various offices and academic departments. Dress in comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing to accommodate the weather conditions.

7. How long does the campus tour last?
Campus tours may last approximately 1 - 2 hours. 

8. Are chaperones required to accompany student group tours?
Student groups must be accompanied by chaperones; at least one chaperone for every 20 students.

9. What if it rains during my scheduled campus tour?
Unless otherwise specified, tours will remain as scheduled.  Please dress appropriately to accommodate the weather conditions.

10. What if I cannot make it to my scheduled campus tour?
If you cannot make it to or are running a little late for your scheduled campus tour, please contact the Office of Admissions as soon as possible at 302.857.6347, 302.857.6351 or email  Excessive tardiness can result in forfeiting the tour.

11. How do I schedule on-campus dining services for my tour group?
Tour groups seeking on-campus dining services should indicate this on the tour request form. Lunch is $6.30/person; Dinner is $7.65/person; Payment methods include credit card, cash, or checks made payable to Aramark (lunch or dinner accommodations must be arranged prior to visit).

12. Where should visitors park?
Unless otherwise specified, visitors should enter through the main front entrance of the university and obtain parking instructions at the security booth. 

13. Does DSU offer open house sessions?
Open House sessions are offered each spring and fall term to allow students and prospective students to visit the campus and find out more information about DSU.


Experience DSU at our Open House and Hornet Days events! Tour the facilities on our scenic 350-acre campus, talk to current students, eat lunch in Conrad Hall and learn more about our academic programs.

Upcoming Events

April 12 Spring Open House

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URL: /admissions/directions-dsu


Driving Directions to DSU

DSU is located in Dover, Delaware - just a few hours away from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, New Jersey and New York City.

From Pennsylvania: Take I-95 south through Wilmington. South of Wilmington, take Exit 4A (Route 1) to Dover. Follow Route 1 all the way to Dover then take Exit 104. After taking the 104 exit, turn left at the light onto Route 13. The campus entrance is on your right at the sixth light.

From New Jersey: After crossing Delaware Memorial Bridge, do not exit I-295 onto Route 13 unless you wish to navigate many traffic signals. Stay on I-295 south until it ends at I-95. Then the directions are the same as for Pennsylvania.

From Baltimore and northern Maryland: Take I-95 north to Exit 4A (Route 1) to Dover. Then the directions are the same as for Pennsylvania.

From points south: Take Route 13 or Route 113 north (whichever is more convenient) to Dover. Stay on Route 13 through Dover until you see the campus directly across the street from Dover Downs Raceway. If you take Route 1 around Dover from Route 113 (or from Route 13 using the Puncheon Run connector at the Hertrich Nissan dealership), you must pay $1 toll. Take the next exit after the toll booth, Exit 104. Don't forget to stop and get a 50-cents-off-your-next-toll ticket! Make a left at the light on Route 13. The entrance to DSU is at the sixth light.

From Washington DC and points west: There are several ways to get to Dover from MD 301. The most common is to take MD 302 (Barclay Rd.) from MD 301. Go straight through Barclay then take the right in Templeville at the Dover sign heading toward Marydel. At the state line in Marydel, the road changes to Route 8. Follow Route 8 until you get to Dover, and then take a left at the second light (by McDonalds and Citizens Bank) onto Kenton Road. Then take a right at the second light onto College Road (just after the fire station). Go straight through the next light and you will see the campus on your left shortly after crossing the tracks. You may use the back entrance (if the gate is open) or you may continue on around College Road to the light on Route 13. Take a left at the light and the front entrance to the campus is at the second light on the left.

Nearby Airports

DSU is centrally located between two major airports:

Airport shuttle services are also available through Delaware Express and SuperShuttle. Call Delaware Express at 800.648.5466 or SuperShuttle at 800.258.3826 to arrange for a shuttle.

Bus and Train Service

Several bus and train transportation services are available in Delaware. Contact them to check their schedules.

Amtrak – The Wilmington, DE Amtrak station is approximately and hour away from the DSU campus. Connections to the Greyhound Bus and the Delaware Commuter bus line (DART) can be made here.

DART – DART, Delaware’s commuter bus system, provides inter-city and inter-county service. Service also includes transportation directly from the DSU campus to the Wilmington, DE Amtrak station. 

Greyhound – Greyhound provides direct bus service to Dover. The Greyhound station is conveniently located across the street from the Amtrak/Septa rail station in Wilmington, DE. 

Septa R2 –Located in Wilmington, DE and in the same train station as Amtrak, the Septa R2 commuter rail line is about an hour from the DSU campus. 


DSU is located within driving distance of several major cities, including:

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URL: /admissions/apply-now




Contact Information


Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Daytime: 302.857.6060
Evening: 302.857.6290


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Delaware State University was founded in 1891 and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Its main location is in Dover, yet DSU offers courses throughout the state of Delaware!

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