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Testing Services and Programs in Partnership with MYCAA and CCI Attention: ALL eligible MyCAA recipients please select DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS in the AI portal when uploading your Education and Training Plan. Testing Services and Programs provides credentialing exams for a variety of professional certification through Condensed Curriculum International.  These programs are only available to MYCAA eligible participants. Eligible MYCAA participants will find these programs to be particularly convenient as they are available 100% online and accessible to them from anywhere. WHAT IS MYCAA The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides financial assistance for military spouses. MyCAA provides spouses up to $4,000 over 2 years to pursue degree programs, licenses or credentials that lead to employment in portable career fields. WHO IS ELIGIBLE Spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2 Spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members at E1-E5, W1-Wd and O1-O2 pay grades (spouses of Guard and Reserve members must be able to start and complete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders) Note: The MyCAA program does not include Coast Guard spouses. BENEFIT DETAILS MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) pays tuition for education and training courses, and licensing/credentialing fees. This includes: State certifications for teachers, medical professionals and other occupations requiring recognized certifications; Licensing exams and related prep courses; Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes; Degree programs leading to employment in portable career fields; and High school completion course, GED tests, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Please be advised on all Clinical Externships: Students must score eighty-percent (80%) or higher on all tests, quizzes and final exams  to qualify for clinical externship placement. An average of eighty-percent (80%) or higher must be maintained in the course program to receive a certificate of completion from Delaware State University. PROGRAMS Academic & Science Environmental Specialist ​Government Specialist Life Sciences Specialist Psychology Program Public Speaking Expert Research Specialist Sociology Program Successful Student Writing Professional Accounting & Economics Accounting Math Professional Accounting Professional Administrative Assistant & Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Economics Professional Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Business Certificates Business Communication Professional Business Information Systems Professional Business Law Specialist Business Management Professional Business Math Specialist Entrepreneurship Specialist Finance Professional HR Professional Marketing Professional Organizational Behavior Professional Project Management Associate Project Management Professional for PMP Project Management Specialist for CAPM Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program Computer/Technology Certificates Computer Technician Professional with CompTIA A+ Specialist Certification IT Network Professional with CompTIA N+ Network Certification IT Cyber Security Professional with CompTIA S+ Specialist Certification Java Programming Specialist Law and Criminal Justice Certificates Civil Litigation Specialist Contract Specialist Corrections Specialist Criminal Investigation Professional Criminal Justice Professional Criminal Law & Procedure Specialist Criminal Procedure Specialist Family Law Professional Homeland Security Specialist Juvenile Justice Specialist Law Enforcement Professional Law Office Technology Specialist Legal Assistant Paralegal Certificate Program Real Estate Law Tort Law Specialist Victimology Wills, Trusts & Estates Specialist Medical/Healthcare Certificates Assisted Living Technician Certificate Program Childcare Specialist Certificate Program Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate Program Clinical Nurse Aide Dialysis Technician Certificate Program EKG Technician Certificate Program Electronic Health Record Management Certificate Program Health Information Technology for Implement Support Certificate Program Health Information Technology for IT Support Specialist Certificate Program Home Health Aide Certificate Program Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program Medical Billing and Coding w/ Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program Nursing Assistant Specialist Personal Care Assistant Certificate Program Pharmacy Technician Program Pharmacy Technician with Medical Administration Certificate Program Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program Physician Office Assistant Professional Certificate Program with EHRM National Certification   We are adding new programs all the time! Please call if you do not see the program you are looking for! Please email or call 302-857-6144 for more information. APPLICATION PROCESS Eligible spouses can establish a MyCAA account by visiting the MyCAA website at Once spouse profile information is provided, MyCAA will verify spouse DEERS benefit eligibility. Eligible spouses will be allowed to create their Career and Training Plan and request financial assistance at least 30 days prior to the course start dates. OVERVIEW Our courses are 100% online and available 24x7 Courses are all self-directed and self- paced; Students are able to work through the programs at their own pace Courses include audio, text, graphics, simulation, quizzes and final assessments/exam prep Expert instructor support to help you along the way Pre and post assessments and online performance tracking with immediate grading All materials included Online technical support included Career services  / Externship Placement included upon completion where applicable  / noted in the training plans REFUND POLICY No refunds can be issued after the start date published in your Financial Award document.

Integrated Academic Support and Advisement


Ms. Anna Cortese
Director, Integrated Academic Support Services
W. C. Jason Library, Room 206

Ms. Shanita Leanier
Assistant Director|UC Writing Studio
W. C. Jason Library, Room 205

Integrated Academic Support and Advisement is one of the focus areas of University College. We provide quality academic services and programs that help you become an active and independent learner while pursuing your DSU degree. Our staff is actively engaged and committed to helping every student prepare, advance, and excel in their academic performance by offering the following: Tutoring Center All students seeking extra help in a variety of courses can come to the Tutoring Center to request a tutor. Students may be tutored individually or in small groups, according to the number of request per subject.   Quantitative Reasoning Center Our mission is to help improve the persistence and success of students in math courses ranging from Intro to Algebra to Calculus I.   Writing Studio Our mission is to help improve the writing skills of students, both undergraduate and graduate, in any course across the curriculum.    Academic Programs and Workshops University College offers academic programs and workshops throughout the semester. These programs are open to all students here at DSU and are designed to assist with some of the common challenges that college students face, as well as build upon our students’ existing strengths.   Supplemental Instruction Our mission is to increase student persistence and success in historically difficult courses by providing a collaborative peer learning environment that improves understanding of subject content, fosters critical thinking and strengthens study skills.   Drop-In Computer Lab Students sit at state of the art computers to work on classroom assignments, PowerPoint presentations, and various assignments.  Students must have a current passcode from DSU's Computing Office. Credit-Bearing Courses University College offers the following courses: Learning Strategies for Academic Success, Reading Lab, Speed Reading, and University Seminar.    University College Advisement Each of our University College Advisors works closely with DSU’s other five colleges. By remaining up to date on all programs and procedures within each college, we can ensure our undecided students will be advised according to their areas of interest. We also help advise students on academic probation and students requiring accessibility services.

Experiential Learning Pathways

Experiential Learning Pathways Summer Integrated Service Learning Project During the summer of 2014, in partnership with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, students participating in the Jumpstart Program completed an integrated service learning project. The students were divided among four historic Dover sites: The First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, The John Dickinson Plantation, The Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. After learning about the history of their sites, students facilitated activities for community members, building on DSU’s Core Values of “community” and “outreach.” After facilitating community activities, students held a research symposium on campus. Their presentations integrated key math, English, and history concepts with their community activities.  We look forward to continuing and expanding this partnership during the summer of 2015.                                                                                     

One Book One Campus

Background:  The DSU “One Book, One Campus” Program seeks to encourage students, staff and faculty to read and discuss a selected book as a community. This “Common Read” serves as a foundation for conversations that employ critical thinking skills and center around topics such as science and history through the lens of the African American experience. The goals of the One Book One Campus program are to enhance students’ critical thinking and writing skills, to stimulate discussions inside and outside of classrooms, and to unite students, staff, and faculty in one learning experience.  2015-2016 Book: The book chosen for One Book One Campus for the 2015-2016 Academic Year is "The Ties That Bind:  A Memoir of Race, Memory and Redemption" by Bertice Berry. This selection is thought provoking and inspires readers to heal through forgiveness and encouragement. It shines a brighter light on the history and culture of the State of Delaware. It is spiritual and philosophical and written from a sociological and somewhat anthropological perspective.   According to the publisher:   When novelist Bertice Berry set out to write a history of her family, she initially believed she’d uncover a story of slavery and black pain, but the deeper she dug, the more surprises she found. There was heartache, yes, but also something unexpected: hope. Peeling away the layers, Berry came to learn that the history of slavery cannot be quantified in simple, black-and-white terms of “good” and “evil” but is rather a complex tapestry of roles and relations, of choices and individual responsibility. In this poignant, reflective memoir, Berry skillfully relays the evolution of relations between the races, from slavery to Reconstruction, from the struggles of the Civil Rights movement and the Black Power 1970s, and on to the present day. In doing so, she sheds light on a picture of the past that not only liberates but also unites and evokes the need to forgive and be forgiven.

University College


University College
Delaware State University
William C. Jason Library
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.857.7201
Fax: 302.857.6838

.title{background-image:url(/sites/default/files/tabgb.png);width:100%; height:51px;margin-top:40px; } .title imgTitle{margin-left:35px;margin-top:20px;} Overview On behalf of the University College, it is a pleasure to welcome you into our fine university as part of the Hornet Family!  During this transition, you will embark on an exciting and critical stage of life — your college experience. We are confident that this intellectual journey at DSU will yield a challenging, rewarding and equally enjoyable social experience as you matriculate through your four-year stay. Our primary objective is to surround you with an integrated academic community which will enable you to focus on developing academic success, career planning, and leadership skills. Housed on the 2nd floor of the William C. Jason Library, DSU’s University College first-year advisors stand ready to support all of your academic needs throughout your freshman year. We’ll help you become an active, independent learner. Tutoring Center Writing Studio Quantitative Reasoning Center Supplemental instruction Credit courses including University Seminar, Learning Strategies and Speed Reading General education for all freshmen Academic advisors meet with all new freshmen and new transfer students throughout the first year and help students identify short- and long-term academic planning goals. The first-year IDP builds a strong foundation of creating a holistic view of each student through intrusive academic advisement, general education course selection, self-assessment inventories that measure strengths and abilities, student activities, and campus involvement. Our programs will enrich your academic skills. Jumpstart is a leadership-building opportunity to fast-track your success. Project Success is an intensive developmental experience and learning community. Our office works to ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue an education. We offer a variety of exams for undergraduate and graduate students and the Delmarva Peninsula community.

The Strategic Plan for Delaware State University

PRIDE 2020: Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence  It is with tremendous pride and pleasure that I present to you the Strategic Plan for Delaware State University — Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence — or PRIDE 2020. Delaware State University is a public, comprehensive 1890 land-grant university established by the Delaware General Assembly on May 15, 1891. In these 123 years, DSU has gone from being a State College offering five courses of study in agriculture, chemistry, the classics, engineering and science to a University offering its 4,505 students 52 baccalaureate, 25 master’s and five doctoral degree programs through 21 academic departments. The University has an Honors Program and a number of strategic international partnerships. In addition to its 356-acre main campus with 50 buildings, DSU also has two farm properties, locations in Wilmington and Georgetown, and a fleet of planes for the Aviation Program with a base of operations at the Delaware Air Park in Cheswold. It has been quite a journey from our humble beginnings. DSU has made significant strides along the way to the year 2014. But that was then, and this is now. PRIDE 2020 outlines for you the steps we will collectively take as we begin our journey toward the next decade — a journey that insures we are a University that prepares tomorrow’s leaders, invests in the community’s well-being and meets global challenges. I charged the University Strategic Planning Council with delivering a plan that was comprehensive, challenging and concise. That committee, under the leadership of Provost Alton Thompson, spent two years meeting with members of our Board of Trustees; faculty, staff and students; community members; University supporters; and local, state and national leaders. They listened to all of your thoughts and ideas; they picked the best you had to offer and paired it with state and national priorities and best practices in higher education. With the plan now in place, the University Strategic Planning Implementation Committee will be responsible for implementing, monitoring and tracking the achievement of its goals and objectives. PRIDE 2020 will become the launching pad for what Delaware State University is to become.   - President Harry L. Williams, Ed.D. 



Living-Learning Communities at DSU


A unique opportunity to help make the transition from high school to college life a lot easier!

What Can a Living-Learning Community Offer Me? A Living-Learning Community allows you the option to live as a community of learners in a specific residence hall or clustered portion of the hall. You'll  live with other students who are exploring similar majors, career choices and interests. The Learning Community’s coordinator comes to the residence halls to meet you, and in some cases upper class peer mentors live alongside you in the residence halls to help you have a great start to a college career.  There are five residential Living-Learning Communities with specific themes from which you can choose to participate. Living-Learning Community Descriptions  College Advance in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is designed to help first-year students develop a strong academic foundation that will lead to success in college and beyond. The program links members of this learning community in English Composition I and U.S. History since 1865  during the fall semester of their freshman year. In their sophomore, junior and senior years, students will continue to take one class together. Students also participate in a vast array of extra and co-curricular activities, receive additional academic support, and interact with their peers who share similar academic and professional interests. Participants reside in Meta V. Jenkins  The Health and Wellness (HWLLC) encourages students to develop and maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit, as well as share a commitment to the pursuit of optimal health. Programs will focus on academic success, personal development and leadership potential through the promotion of six key areas of wellness: physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and occupational. The members of the Health and Wellness Living-Learning community reside in Warren-Franklin Residence Hall.    The Leadership and Service Living-Learning Community provides new students with the opportunity to impact the surrounding community through leadership, service learning and civic engagement, and the essential tools to become strong, ethical leaders. This community is ideally suited for students who aspire to become future leaders of student organizations or student government, or within their majors or professional fields. It is also for those who just want to challenge themselves in personal growth. Whether the desire is to lead an organization or focus on becoming a more confident and prepared individual, this community is a great way to progress in both leadership and service! The members of the Leadership and Service LLC reside in Medgar Evers Hall.  Project Success is a six-week, pre-college program for students admitted to the University under special conditions. The special conditions for admission include participation in a yearlong academic monitoring program that begins with an intense, six-week summer residential program. The student must complete a college math, college English and/or “developmental course(s).” These courses must be completed with a GPA of 2.0 or above. As a structured program, students are provided with tutoring, supplemental instruction, support labs, mentoring, counseling and opportunities for social bonding. Upon completion of the full program (including the fall and spring semesters), students who maintain a 2.0 and above cumulative GPA are allowed to continue their enrollment at the University, without special conditions. They continue to be monitored by University College staff members. Visit for more information. ​ Jumpstart is an academic enrichment and leadership development program that provides a seamless transitional opportunity for first-time freshmen to get a “jumpstart” on their college career by staying on campus, and completing up to eleven (11) credits during five (5) weeks in the summer. Jumpstart provides students the opportunity to fast-track their academic success and leadership development in a nurturing learning community upon starting the fall semester. Students with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or better combined with a SAT score of 800 are invited to participate in the program.  Visit for more information.                                                                                                    How To Apply If you are interested in any of the Living- Learning Communities listed above please complete a Learning Communities Application and pay your housing deposit by clicking this Housing Deposit Link. Please note that you are only allowed to select one learning community.      Want More Information? Please feel free to contact us at   or 302-857-7201.       

Parent, Guardian & Family Resources

Parent/Guardian/Family Resources Welcome Parents, Guardians, and Families! We at University College Student Accessibility Services (SAS) know this time can be exciting and challenging as your son or daughter with a disability begins to transition into adulthood, and we are here to act as a resource for both them and you. Information on this page will be specially tailored to you as you prepare your student with a disability to navigate through college. Here you will find: a letter from another parent describing their process of transition along with that of their son or daughter; information about transitioning from high school; confidentiality; and additional DSU resources that could be extremely helpful for your student. Open Letter to Parents of Students with Disabilities Transitioning from High School to College Free Resources for All Students

Faculty and Administrator Resources

Faculty/Staff Resources Faculty and Administrators are our most important allies in ensure that all students with disabilities are given the opportunity to request accommodations and experience equal access to all aspects of the educational experience here at Delaware State University.  The links to the right of this page have been created specifically for you to provide additional resources and guidance. In addition, Ann Knettler-Smith, Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services, is available to provide workshops and trainings geared toward working with students with disabilities.  Ms. Knettler-Smith is also available for one-on-one consultation.  Please contact SAS at 302-857-6898,, or stop by the William C. Jason Library, Room 204 to schedule a workshop or receive one-on-one guidance.