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First Year Students

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Delaware State University is the right school for you if you want to develop a sense of identity, responsibility, and achievement to prepare you for your dream job. This is the doorway to your college career at Delaware State University - and the life that awaits you with a DSU degree! From here you can learn about the University’s admissions requirements and application process.  If you have questions, contact your Admissions Counselor, they are ready to help you!    Admissions Requirements We recommend that you follow a college preparatory curriculum in high school. Admission may be granted to applicants who have: A certificate or diploma from an accredited four-year school or senior high school. A minimum GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Test scores of 800 on the SAT (math and critical reading combined) or 17 or better composite score on the ACT. Completed the required 19 minimum course units with a ‘C’ or better:  English: 4 units Writing, Literature and Oral Communication Mathematics: 3 units Courses must include Algebra I & II and Geometry or the equivalent (Recommend a fourth higher math course) History: 2 units One (1) world history and one (1) other history Social Studies: 1 unit  Civics, American government, economics, geography or psychology (Two units recommended) Science: 3 units Courses with a laboratory. Must include one (1) or more of the following: biology, chemistry, and/or physics Foreign Language: 2 units Recommend within the same language. If within the same language, there must be course progression. Electives: 4 units May include any additional class from subject areas listed above or Art, Theatre/Drama, Music, and/or Computer Science. Non-Graduates of High School Delaware State University will consider your application for admission if you have satisfied high school graduation requirements under the General Education Development (GED) test, once you have completed 12 semester hours of transferable college coursework and met the University's transfer admission requirements. You must submit a notarized copy of their GED certificate with their application and fee to be considered for admission. Project Success Program Should your grade point average and/or test scores fall below the University’s admission standards, an offer of conditional acceptance may be extended contingent upon your enrollment in and successful completion of the Project Success Program. The Office of Admissions extends this offer at its discretion as seats in the program are limited.   Program Jumpstart Program Jumpstart is a six (6) week residential summer and cultural enrichment program that provides a transitional opportunity for first-year students who will enter the University during the fall semester. Students with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or better are invited to participate in the program. Honors Program The Delaware State University Honors Program provides learning opportunities to motivated and committed students who have excelled in high school and want to challenge themselves academically in college. To be considered for admission to the Honors Program, students must submit an application for admission to the University and an Honors Program application. Learning Communities For incoming freshmen, Delaware State University offers a unique opportunity to help make the transition from high school to college life a lot easier. Form new friendships — and feel a sense of belonging on campus — by joining one of Delaware State University’s Learning Communities.
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Applying to Delaware State University is as simple as 1 2 3!

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Create an account to get started on your online application and pay $35 application fee.

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Forward your SAT or ACT test scores to Office of Admissions 

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Mail your official high school transcript to the Office of Admissions 

Transfer Student Admissions

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Hundreds of transfer students each year choose to continue their college education at DSU. Our straightforward admissions process is designed to meet your unique needs as a transfer student, making your transition to DSU a smooth one. We even offer Transfer Wednesday events in the spring and fall for prospective transfer students to speak with an admissions counselor, tour campus, learn about financial aid and have their transcripts evaluated. Transfer Student Admissions Requirements  Application Procedures The following materials are needed from transfer students in order to be considered for DSU admission: A completed online application at www.desu.edu/apply-now and application fee of $35 Official high school transcripts or GED scores Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended since high school SAT or ACT test scores if not transferring in 12 credit hours or more at a GPA of 2.0 or better Priority date for consideration is: May 1 for Fall applicants and December 1 for Spring applicants Applications will not be considered for admissions until the online application has been completed and all official final transcripts have been received by the Office of Admissions Application Guidelines The following guidelines will help you know whether you meet DSU’s transfer student admissions criteria: Applications from transfer students can be from two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and universities accredited by their respective regional association. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be submitted for admission consideration. The cumulative GPA from all previously attended college/universities must be 2.0 or above. College course credits obtained within the last 10 years are not accepted automatically and will be at the discretion of the appropriate department. Courses to be transferred must be equivalent to respective DSU courses. Credits are evaluated according the specific academic program the student is applying to. Credit cannot be granted for correspondence courses. In instances where courses from other colleges or universities only partially fulfill general education requirements, students will need to make up the credit hours shortage in the same department. Course grades must at least be a “C” in order for the transfer credit to count. Grades of "C-" cannot transfer. Students who have been placed on academic probation, suspended or dismissed from previous institutions cannot be considered for admission to Delaware State University. Transfer Scholarships The following scholarships are currently being offered to accepted transfer students: DTCC students who graduate with an associate’s degree and a 2.5 cumulative GPA may be eligible for up to two years (four consecutive semesters) of scholarship funding at $1,000 per academic year. Privately Funded Scholarships** The Osher Reentry Scholarship is available to adults who are entering DSU after a five year cumulative gap in pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.** The Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarships** **Applying for a scholarship does not mean you will automatically be awarded a scholarship but your application will be reviewed for consideration by the scholarship committee. Transfer Credits  Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) transfer students in connected degrees should review the course transfer options. Check out which courses transfer to DSU from other colleges and universities below.  
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Undergraduate Admissions

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You’ll immediately notice the “family feel” around campus when you come to Delaware State University. We are the ideal University for students who desire an affordable education in a safe, tight-knit environment without the distractions found at schools in urban areas. Here you’ll get personal attention from your teachers, allowing you to really connect with them. Plus Delaware State University offers many ways to take your learning to the next level. You can build your resume through hands-on experience in our labs and studios and graduate with a broad skill-set that will land you your first real job. And you’re never short of things to do at Delaware State University. Hang out at our modern student center – the heartbeat of campus life – or meet new friends by joining a student organization or participating in volunteer opportunities. If you’re looking to go off-campus, we are close to everything! Explore nearby Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington, D.C. or spend a weekend at the Delaware or Maryland beaches. Whether you’re enrolling in college for the first time, transferring from another college or returning after several years, Delaware State University can guide you toward your goals!  1.Visit Ready for a visit? It’s the best way to experience DSU. Schedule an individual visit or join us at our Open House or other special visitation day. Schedule a campus visit Attend Open House Attend Hornet Days Attend Transfer Wednesday 2.Apply We know you’re busy so we’ve made our application process clear and easy to understand. First year students Transfer students International students Military/Veterans 3.Enroll Congratulations on being accepted to DSU! Here are next steps to secure your spot. Attend New Student Orientation Apply for housing and pay deposit Submit health form Submit final high school transcript Attend Welcome Days    
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Your Admissions Counselors

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Our admissions counselors travel to states in the Northeast region to meet with you in person. They come prepared to 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 Delaware State University. They are ready to help you! Admissions Counselors  Devon Sivels Phone: 302.857.7356 Email: dsivels@desu.edu Recruitment Area: Delaware Favorite College Memory: My favorite college moment came at the end of my college career as I walked across the stage to receive the Presidential Leadership Award. Having been granted the opportunity to say that I am a college graduate made all of the hard work worth it. Determination pays off.  Why Should Students Choose DSU: Students should look to DSU because we inspire greatness, promote growth, develop leaders, and keep students as our number one priority. Hawa Turay Phone: 302.857.7780 Email: hturay@desu.edu Recruitment Area:  Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York   Favorite College Memory: My favorite college moments were when I was working as an orientation leader. I loved meeting all of the new students and their families. Also being able to interact with them and being able to share my experiences with them to help kind of ease them into the new chapter of their lives. Why Should Students Choose DSU: Students should choose DSU because of the endless possibilities of what they can do and become. There are so many different opportunities here at DSU that students can take advantage of to become very successful. Not only is DSU very diverse and cultured it is also very rich with many opportunities for student to get involved and stay involved.  Pia Stokes Phone: 302.857.7147 Email: pzstokes@desu.edu Recruitment Area: Transfer, International and Graduate Students Favorite College Memory: Traveling and performing with the Marching Band (M3) Why Should Students Choose DSU: DSU represents everyone and wants to be the institution that gives students the opportunity to grow, thrive and pave the way for their future.  We are giving our students an opportunity to be a part of the New DSYou!  Jovoni Simmons Phone: 302.857.6103 Email: jsimmons@desu.edu Recruitment Area:  Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia Favorite College Memory: Taking road trips to support our football team at their away games. Why Should Students Choose DSU: Delaware State University works hard to give students academic lessons as well as life lessons. The connections made here between peers, staff, and faculty are lifelong and forever beneficial. We equip students with the skills and knowledge to be successful in their career field and life. DSU offers many opportunities to get involved within the college and local community and the guidance given helps each student to be the best version of themselves that they can possibly be. 

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You have explored many colleges to find the right fit. We're glad that Delaware State University is one of your top choices! Review undergraduate or graduate admissions requirements, and click below to apply online. Apply Now! Undergraduate Student Apply Now! Graduate Student

Getting Started

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Thank you for your interest in Delaware State University! From here you can explore what you need to get started on your journey toward a Delaware State University degree. Undergraduate Students  Review DSU admissions requirements. Create an account to get started on your online application and pay $35 application fee. Forward your SAT or ACT test scores to Office of Admissions Mail your official high school transcript to DSU Admissions.  Check your application status.  Transfer Students  Review DSU transfer admissions requirements to determine eligibility. Create an account to get started on your online application and pay $35 application fee. Mail official final high school transcript and transcript(s) from all institutions of higher education attended to Office of Admissions. Forward SAT or ACT scores (if applicable) to DSU Admissions. Check your application status.  International Students  Start admissions process no later than 90 days prior to start of classes. Review the DSU international admissions requirements to determine eligibility. Create an account to get started on your online application. Forward all test scores, including TOEFL, to the Office of Admissions. Have your academic transcripts evaluated by a DSU recognized credential agency.  (if applicable) Submit all required financial documents to the Office of Admissions. Military & Veteran Students  Review first-year, transfer or graduate admissions requirements to determine eligibility. Create an account to get started on your online application and pay $35 application fee. Mail official high school transcript and college transcript (s) if applicable. Forward SAT or ACT scores if applicable. Check your application status.  Graduate Students  Review DSU graduate admissions requirements to determine eligibility. Create an account to get started on your online application  and pay $50 application fee. Forward application packet to include transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation to the Office of Admissions. (Check the requirements of the program to which you are applying)

Admissions

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Expect Greatness. We’ll help you achieve it. At Delaware State University, you’ll receive personal attention from passionate, expert faculty in smaller classes. Challenging curricula combined with hands-on learning and cutting-edge research opportunities will prepare you to be competitive and help you land your dream job. From your first moment on campus, you’ll feel the welcoming spirit of our close-knit, diverse and energetic community. If you’re interested in learning without the hustle and bustle an urban setting can sometimes create, DSU is the place for you. Our beautiful main campus is situated in among 350 acres of historic buildings, state-of-the-art modern facilities and green spaces in Delaware’s capital city of Dover. Yet, we’re still just a short way from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Delaware and Maryland beaches. Your journey to greatness begins here. Come see why Delaware State University is one of the premier Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation! FALL AND SPRING DECISION LETTERS BEGIN LATE SEPTEMBER  
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Let us personally guide you through the admissions process. Please contact our knowledgeable, friendly admissions counselors for assistance.

Continuing Education & Non-Degree Students

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If you are starting out with an associate's degree, some college credit or none at all, we can support you on your path to success! We offer hundreds of online professional development courses, degree completion and non-credit enrichment courses. Register for a for-credit DSU course: Select your DSU courses Complete application Pay your bill before the deadline (click on QuikPay) Contact the Office of Records and Registration at 302.857.6375 for more information.  Register for a professional development course: Select your professional development courses Complete application Pay your bill before the deadline Have questions about professional development courses? Contact the Office of Adult & Continuing Education at 302.857.6820 for more information.  

High School Counselors

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As a high school counselor you have the important job of helping students make one of the most important decisions in their lives. Choosing the right college! Here you will find useful information about DSU that you can share with your students. Have questions along the way? Contact one of our Admissions Counselors.  1. About DSU Early Bird Program  Admissions Counselors Tuition & Fees Financial Aid Majors and concentrations Housing and Residential Education Net Price Calculator   2. Campus Visit Opportunities for Students Open House Hornet Days   3. Student Admissions Information Getting Started First Year Students  

Parents

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It’s important for you to stay involved as your student starts college. That’s why we aim to keep you up to date with information and resources to support your student during his or her time at DSU.  1. Explore DSU Getting Started Admissions Counselors Tuition & Fees Housing and Residential Education Financial Aid Net Price Calculator   2. Visit Campus Schedule a campus visit Attend Open House   3. Enroll Your Student  New Student Orientation Accepted student checklist   4. Stay Connected Sign-up for Parent Buzz Newsletter Resources for DSU parents  Parents Day  

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