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The following is a list of locations where we will be picking up students in your area to attend Hornet Days. Select the date that appeals to you. Please be on time as the buses have to depart on time so that you may arrive at DSU on time.  We don’t want you to miss anything! Pick-Up/Drop-Off Locations: February 27, 2015 Atlantic Center Mall  -- Old Navy entrance Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 ​Leaving for DSU: 4:45 a.m. Departure from DSU: 3:00 p.m. Bay Plaza Shopping Center -- Checkers Restaurant parking lot  344 Baychester Avenue Bronx, NY 10475 ​Leaving for DSU: 4:30 a.m. Departure from DSU: 3:00 p.m.  
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Hornet Days Information

  • Current students will host the tours.
  • Participants will be required to have permission from their high school guidance counselor or an administrator to attend.
  • Parents will be required to sign a code of conduct agreement for their student.

Seats on the bus are limited, get more details and to RSVP today!

Hornet Days — Frequently Asked Questions

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Online Registration    |    Pick-up Locations Q: Do I need to bring anything with me? A: Comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing, camera (optional), complete application packet (as described on the Hornet Days Registration web page) and completed permission slip (if you haven't already faxed it in). Q: What will happen in the case of an emergency? A: In the case of an emergency, the contact person(s) indicated on your application will be notified.  If you have a medical condition that requires medicine, please provide that information on your application. Q: What will happen if a student demonstrates unacceptable behavior or violates Delaware State University’s rules, regulations, or Codes of Conduct? A: The parent or guardian will be responsible for providing the student’s transportation home upon receiving notice of dismissal. Q: How long will I be on campus? A:  The schedule of activities for the day are as follows: 8:00 a.m.   Arrival/Check-in 8:30 a.m.   Welcome and Expectations 9:00 a.m.   Track I-III Activities begin Sample Schedule                  Attend a class                  Student Government and Club Connections                  Campus Tour                  Lunch                  All you need to know about applying to DSU 2:00 p.m.   Wrap Up:  “Meet the Greeks and our Athletes” 2:45 p.m.   Load buses for departure 3:00 p.m.   Departure Q:What if I have further questions which are not answered here? A: Please feel free to call us on 1.800.845.2544 or 302.857.6351 or email us at admissions@desu.edu  

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Delaware State University
Office of Admission
Administration Building
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302.857.6347 (office)
302.857.6352 (fax)
tours@desu.edu

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In the event of inclement weather, please monitor the DSU website for any closings or cancelations on our campus.  Thank you. 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. Register online to request a family tour.  Group Tours For groups of 20 or more. Must be made at least one week in advance. Register online to request a group tour. You may also schedule campus tours by calling 302.857.6347 or emailing tours@desu.edu. 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.  Accommodations 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. Frequently Asked Questions: Schedule a Campus Visit PLEASE NOTE:  Monitor the University's home page for weather related closings, as campus tours will not be available when the University is not open. 1. When are campus tours offered? Campus tours are offered Monday - Friday at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm. 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 tours@desu.edu. 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. Breakfast is $4.75/person; Brunch is $7.10; Lunch is $7.10/person; Dinner is $8.10/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.
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Directions to DSU

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View Larger Map By Vehicle 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: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) 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.       
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DSU is located within driving distance of several major cities, including:

Philadelphia: 1 hr, 20 mins
Baltimore: 1 hr, 42 mins
Washington: DC: 2 hrs
New York City: 2 hrs, 42 mins

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New Student Information

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Welcome New Hornets! Review the following information to help you adjust to life as a new Delaware State University student: Automobiles on CampusAll students may have automobiles on campus except freshman resident students. Parking spaces are provided in designated areas for resident and commuter students. Students with automobiles can obtain a parking decal by going to  Permit Store.  Students will receive a decal sticker that must be displayed as directed at all times. There is an annual fee of $70 for parking. Campus MailAll resident students are eligible to rent campus mailboxes. A student is issued a mailbox only once during a continuous period of enrollment. There is a thirty-five ($35) dollar rental fee. Ten dollars ($10) will be refunded, providing the key is returned to the Mail Room within two weeks of the actual termination of resident status. Additional regulations are distributed to box holders. Cell Phones in the ClassroomThe use of cellular phones and pagers is expressly prohibited in academic classrooms and laboratories. All such telephones and pagers, which make noise, must be kept in the "Off" position while attending classes. Students in non-compliance may be asked to leave the classroom. Exceptions to this policy may be approved only by the course instructor. Identification CardsPermanent ID cards are issued upon matriculation. This card is the student's official University identification and must be in his possession at all times. It is validated each semester upon payment of applicable fees. The ID card is the property of the University and must be surrendered upon request. It becomes void upon withdrawal and must be returned to the Office of Student Accounts. Loss of an ID card should be reported promptly to the Office of Student Accounts so that a replacement card may be issued for a minimal fee. New and replacement ID pictures are taken from 11:00 am to 12 noon and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Pre-Entrance ExamsAll students must have a pre-entrance physical examination by a Primary Health Care Provider and the results submitted to the to the Student Health Center on the appropriate form in order to complete the registration process, receive clearance to move into campus housing, and receive heath care services.  All full-time incoming freshmen, transfer, and graduate students are required to provide proof of the following immunizations/screenings: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella; Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis; Meningococcal Meningitis; and a recent Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment screening and/or the Tuberculin Skin Test or blood test (refer to the Student Health Form for additional information). 

Admissions Information & Requirements

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Admission Philosophy Delaware State University provides admission to qualified Delaware residents, out-of-state residents and international students based on criteria established by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and the policies of the University. In accordance with our mission, Delaware State University is obligated to identify the level of preparedness of the students it admits, and to establish appropriate policies that ensure accurate placement of students in courses and academic programs that provide the greatest opportunity for success in their academic pursuits. Admission to Delaware State University is granted to all applicants whose academic and individual qualifications demonstrate a proficiency for success at the University.  All applicants are given equal consideration for admission, without regard to race, creed, national origin or disability.  The University reserves the right to close admission when no further space remains. Students who wish to secure admission to the University should apply as soon as possible to ensure that space is available. It is advisable for high school students to apply for admission to the University at the conclusion of their eleventh (11th) grade year when final grades for the year have posted. All degree seeking students must apply formally through the Office of Admissions.  An official notice of eligibility for admission will be sent to each applicant after credentials have been evaluated. If accepted, students must follow the official University enrollment, orientation and registration procedures applicable to academic status. Admission may be granted to applicants who have a certificate or diploma from an accredited four-year school or senior high school. It is recommended that students seeking admission to the University follow a college preparatory curriculum in high school.  Applicants must produce a satisfactory high school record.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale and a 'C' in the 19 minimum course units is required.  Though heavily considered, admission to the University is not granted solely on the basis of grades and test scores.  The University takes a very holistic approach in evaluating applications for admission.  Community service, demonstrated leadership ability, and special talent is also considered when evaluating applications for admission. The following 19 minimum course units are required: English Writing, Literature, and Oral Communication 4 Units Mathematics Courses must include Algebra I & II and Geometry or the equivalent (Recommend a fourth higher math course) 3 Units History One (1) world history and one (1) other history 2 Units Social Studies Civics, American Government, Economics, Geography or Psychology (Two units recommended) 1 Units Science Courses with a laboratory. Must include one (1) or more of the following: Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics 3 Units Foreign Language Recommend within the same language. If within the same language, there must be course progression. 2 Units Electives May include any additional class from subject areas listed above or Art, Theatre/Drama, Music, and/or Computer Science 4 Units The test used for admission purposes is the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). The tests taken in December or January of the senior year of secondary school are preferred. Results of tests completed during the junior year are acceptable. Students should submit the three-section SAT or ACT for admission consideration.  Delaware State University requires a minimum SAT score of 800 (math and critical reading sections combined) or better and an ACT composite score of 17 or better.    Non-Graduates of High School The University will consider for applicants for admission who have satisfied high school graduation requirements under the General Education Development (GED) test, once they have completed 12 semester hours of transferable college coursework and met the University's transfer admission requirements.  Applicants must submit a notarized copy of their GED certificate with their application and fee to be considered for admission. Project Success Program Should an applicant’s grade point average and/or test scores fall below the University’s admission standards, an offer of conditional acceptance may be extended contingent upon the applicant's enrollment in and successful completion of the Project Success Program for conditionally admitted students.  Students are extended this offer at the discretion of the Office of Admissions, 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-time freshmen 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. New Student Orientation It is mandatory for all new students to participate in New Student Orientation to enroll at the University, which includes registering for classes.  Specifically, new freshmen and transfer students complete the orientation process in the summer immediately preceding their first fall semester or the spring date immediately preceding their first spring semester at the University.  New students may complete and return the form enclosed in their acceptance packet or they may download the form from the University’s web site.  A fee of $150.00 is required for all new freshmen and a fee of $100.00 is required for all new transfer students.  Students will not be allowed to participate in New Student Orientation if they have not paid the fee. Please note: Admission criteria is subject to change. Top Basic Application Procedures for Undergraduate Admission All persons pursuing a degree must submit the following: A completed application An application for undergraduate admission may be submitted online. An official high school transcript and college transcript if applicable; SAT or ACT test scores; and Application fee of $35.00 (non-refundable). NOTE:  All of the above items must be submitted to the Office of Admissions before an application is evaluated for admission into the University.  Applicants will be notified if documents are missing, thus hindering the evaluation process. Application Procedures and Policies for Undergraduate Admissions for Transfer Students Applicants who have previously attended another institution of higher education will be considered for admission at the University.  Transfer students must submit the following: A completed online application at www.desu.edu/apply-now; An official final high school transcript; Official transcript(s) from all institutions of higher education attended; SAT or ACT test scores if not transferring in 12 credit hours or more at a GPA of 2.0 or better and a grade of at least a "C" in each transferable course; and Application fee of $35.00 (non-refundable). Transfer students should understand the following: The Admissions Office will consider applications from students seeking to transfer from two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and universities accredited by their respective regional association. Transfer students must submit transcripts from every college or university that they have attended. Transfer students with less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA will not be offered admission to DSU. College courses that have been completed more than ten years ago will not be accepted automatically for transfer credit. Acceptance of such courses for transfer credit will be at the discretion of the department in which the equivalent course is offered. The transcript(s) of each accepted transfer student will be evaluated by the chairperson of the department offering the specific subject(s) of courses transferred.  Courses to be transferred must be equivalent to respective courses at Delaware State University, or they may be given elective credit in the subject or general elective credit. Courses will be evaluated by the academic department to determine if or how they might meet the requirements of the DSU General Education Program or of the major program or minor program. Credit will not be granted for correspondence courses. Courses with grades less than 'C' will not be accepted as transfer credit.  Grades of C- will not transfer. Students who have been placed on academic probation at other institutions will not be considered for admission at Delaware State University. Students who are currently academically dismissed, suspended, or placed on probation for disciplinary reasons at other institutions are not permitted to enroll for a degree at Delaware State University.  Students must be in "good standing" at the transferring institution. Application Procedures for Undergraduate Admissions for International Students International students are encouraged to begin the admissions process no later than 60 days prior to the start of classes for the semester for which they are applying.  Please understand that failure to timely comply with the following policies could interfere with the timely processing of a student’s application. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required, however, if English is the official language of your country of origin, SAT and/or ACT test scores will be acceptable.  Students should submit the three-section SAT or ACT for admission consideration.  Delaware State University requires a minimum SAT score of 800 (math and critical reading sections combined) or better and an ACT composite score of 17 or better.   The TOEFL score determines the student’s initial level of English proficiency.  Students must submit a satisfactory score of a minimum of 550 on the paper-based test, or a 79-80 on the new internet based TOEFL, 5.5 minimum IELTS score or documentation (i.e., a transcript, certificate of completion of a program, etc.) of satisfactory completion of an intensive curriculum of English instruction. The University will also consider international applicants who have taken the General Education Development (GED) test.  Applicants must submit a notarized copy of their GED certificate with their application and fee to be considered for admission. If educated outside of the continental United States (U.S.) at a non English speaking institution, transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) – ww.wes.org, the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) –www.ece.org, or the Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)—www.aacroa.org and forwarded from the evaluating organization to the Office of Admissions. All academic records must be converted into their U.S. education equivalents by a University recognized credential agency, to obtain transfer credit for education completed at non U.S. post secondary institutions.  Transcript evaluations must be submitted sealed from the evaluating organization. PLEASE NOTE:  The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request that transcripts from international English speaking institutions be evaluated by WES or any of the other recognized credential agencies if educational equivalency cannot clearly be determined by the Office of Admissions. International applicants must also submit an affidavit of Annual Cash Support with the following attachments:  Proof of sponsor’s employment on employer’s business stationery; Official bank statements in U.S. Dollars no less than two (2) months old; a letter from the bank on letterhead stationary which states the date the account was opened and current balance in U.S. Dollars; or an award letter from the University stating the length of time and amount of the award. International students must not only submit financial documents  that show funds exist to pay the total amount of at least the student’s first year of study, but students’ accounts must be paid in full for the first year of study.  Moreover, except for unanticipated conditions, students must also indicate how they will be supported for the remaining years of his/her program of study.  If residing with a friend or relative, the student must submit an Affidavit of Free Room & Board with the following attachments: Copy of the deed, lease or rent receipts and Proof of sponsor’s employment on employer’s business stationery. Affidavits along with their attachments should be submitted to:  DSU, 1200 N, DuPont Highway, Office of International Student Services, Dover, Delaware, 19901. In-State Permanent Resident A student with an Alien Registration Receipt Card (“Green Card”) has been given permanent residence in the United States as an immigrant, refugee or alien and, therefore, may enroll at any University location for full or part-time study.  Tuition costs are determined by location of residency. Verification of permanent residence status is required at the time of application.  Any student without appropriate identification as a permanent resident of Delaware is required to pay out-of-state tuition and fees. To apply as a student with permanent residency status, please be prepared to submit the following: An application for admission signed by the student; SAT or ACT scores; Sealed original transcripts from secondary and post secondary schools attended; and   A notarized copy of permanent resident status; temporary evidence or actual Alien Registration Receipt Card (Green Card). To apply as a student with residency status in the State of Delaware, please be prepared to submit the following documents to be used as verification: A notarized copy of your Alien Registration Receipt Card (“Green Card”). If dependent, proof that your parents or guardian has maintained a continuous residence in the State of Delaware for a period of 12 full consecutive months (verified by a deed or lease and/or W-2 Tax Forms) immediately prior to the first day of classes in the semester or session for which Delaware residency status is claimed. If independent, proof that you have maintained continuous residence in the State of Delaware for a period of 12 full consecutive months (verified by deed or lease) immediately prior to the first day of classes in the semester or session for which Delaware resident status is claimed. PLEASE NOTE:  The tax return showing proof that you (or whoever claimed you as a dependent) paid taxes to the State of Delaware for one (1) full year. Independent out-of-state resident who has worked in the State of Delaware for at least 12 consecutive months (excluding work study) may qualify for in-state residence classification (verified by W-2 Tax Forms).   Voter Registration Card International Students with a Student Visa Students who apply to come to the U.S. for the purpose of enrolling at Delaware State University may be issued a Form I-20 A-B Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student by the University after submitting the following documents: An application for admission signed by the student; Sealed official transcripts from secondary and post secondary schools attended; Sealed official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score no more than two (2) years old; and  If necessary, an interview, attended by the student’s local sponsor (if applicable), with the Admissions Coordinator for Transfer and International Students. Application for Student Visa The University issues an I-20 A-B Certificate of Eligibility form to students who qualify for admission.  Students present this form with other documentation to a U.S. Consulate Office in the country where they are applying for a student (F-1) Visa.  Final decision on admission into the U.S. and permitted length of stay is made by the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS). F-1 Transfer Students Students with an F-1 visa seeking to transfer to Delaware State University from another U.S. institution must submit the following documents and meet the following criteria: A copy of the I-20 from the previous institution; An International Student Transfer Form from the institution previously attended indicating that the student is in good standing and is “in-status” as an international student; An application for admission signed by the student; Sealed official transcripts from secondary and post secondary schools attended; Sealed official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score no more than two (2) years old; and  If necessary, an interview attended by the student’s local sponsor (if applicable) with the Admissions Coordinator for Transfer and International Students may be requested. However, if English is the official language of your country of origin, SAT and/or ACT test scores will be acceptable. Students should submit the three-section SAT or ACT for admission consideration.  Delaware State University requires a minimum SAT score of 800 (math and critical reading sections combined) or better and an ACT composite score of 17 or better.  The TOEFL score determines the student’s initial level of English proficiency.  Students must submit a satisfactory score of a minimum of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer based test, or an 84 on the new international based TOEFL or documentation (i.e., a transcript, certificate of completion of a program, etc.) of satisfactory completion of an intensive curriculum of English instruction. The University will also consider international applicants who have taken the General Education Development (GED) test.  Applicants must submit a notarized copy of their GED certificate with their application and fee to be considered for admission. Students with Other Types of Visas Prospective students with a temporary visa status such as J or B (i.e., visitors, business, exchange, etc.) should contact the Office of International Affairs to have their applications approved before registering for classes. Nonimmigrant students, other than F-1 international student visa holders, may take as many credit courses as their admission status permits, as long as the term begins and ends within the duration of stay indicated on the I-94 in their passport.  They are subject to the out-of-state tuition rates.  Refunds will not be issued after the term’s scheduled drop dates.  Additional Overall Information Students with F-1 visas must enroll for a full-time course of study—a minimum of 12 credits hours each term.  Priority application deadlines: April 1 for fall (August) enrollment November 1 for spring (January) enrollment Information obtained in this process is strictly confidential and will not be disclosed unless required by law. Top Online Application A prospective student may also apply online by accessing the University’s web site www.desu.edu  The application fee of $35.00 can also be submitted on-line.  However, all supporting documentation - official transcripts (including high school and any other institutions of higher education), test scores (SAT, ACT, or TOEFL for international students), the completed High School Transcript Request and Evaluation Form and the Additional Application Information form must all be forwarded to the Office of Admissions to complete your admissions packet. The Office of Admission will not evaluate your application until all your complete packet has been submitted. Top Campus Visits The Office of Admissions conducts campus tours. Please call the Office of Admissions Tour Line at (302) 857-6347 or www,desu.edu/tour to schedule a tour. Campus tours are conducted Monday through Friday. Groups are asked to schedule tours at least two weeks in advance. Prospective students are invited to attend Delaware State University’s Open Houses during the fall and spring semesters. These special days provide parents and students with the opportunity to get a closer look at the University, and learn more about the application process, financial aid, scholarships, and campus tours.  Prospective students and their parents also have the opportunity to meet with deans and faculty members.  Check the University web site, www.desu.edu, for dates. Top Applicant Classification Definitions Delaware Resident A student who is a resident of the State of Delaware or whose parent(s) are residents of the State of Delaware is considered a resident of the State. If a Delaware resident graduated from an out-of-state high school, proof of residency must be submitted in order to avoid out-of-state tuition.  Original (or notarized copies) of two (2) of the following items can be submitted to show proof of residency: A completed U.S. Tax Return from the previous year A State of Delaware Driver’s License or Identification Card A State of Delaware Vehicle Registration Card A State of Delaware Voter Registration Card Applicants should indicate residency on their application for admission to the University.  Applicants who are minors are considered to be resident applicants if their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have been residents of Delaware for at least one (1) year. Adult applicants (at least 24 years of age) are considered to be residents of Delaware if they have been residents of the State for at least one (1) year prior to the date of their initial quest for admission to the University. A student, who may have been admitted into the University at non-residency or out-of-state status, may apply for a change in residency status after being enrolled at the University for 12 consecutive months.  A student seeking a change in residency status should complete a Request for Change of Residence Form and submit an original or notarized copy of two (2) of the following supporting documents to the Office of the Registrar: A completed U.S. Tax Return from the previous year Lease or deed  Note:  The aforementioned does not apply to international students. Non-Resident A student who is not a resident of or whose parent(s) are not residents of the State of Delaware. International A student who is not a citizen or immigrant (permanent resident) of the United States of America. International students who are not U.S. citizens or immigrants should have a completed admission application on file three months prior to the beginning of the term in which they intend to enroll. Top Early Bird Program The Early Bird Program is for juniors and seniors attending high school in the State of Delaware who wish to earn college credit while still attending high school.  In order to qualify for the program, students must be recommended by their high school principal.  Interested students should contact their high school counselor for instructions, obtain a letter of recommendation from their principal, and have written approval from their parents. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better is also required. Early Bird applicants may enroll for no more than six (6) credit hours per semester.  Please be mindful that if you enroll in a science course, a one-hour accompanying lab is required.  The cost for this program is consistent with the University’s published fees.  Students whose cumulative high school grade point averages are 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale are entitled to six (6) hours of free tuition per semester. All students will still be responsible for fees—technology, parking, etc.  Students may not enroll in the Early Bird program if they have graduated from high school or will graduate within the term.  All applications should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Top Part-Time Students Part-time students are admitted and enroll as degree seeking students but, take less than twelve credit hours per semester. Top Reinstatement of Former Students Students wishing to return to the University after a voluntary or involuntary absence of three (3) or more years must formally reapply to the University through the Office of Admissions. All other returning students should contact the academic department dean or chairperson in the major declared at the time of separation for academic advisement and registration procedures.  If undeclared at the time of separation, students should contact the Office of Mentoring and Advising.  Returning Delaware State University students who have attended other colleges since their last enrollment at Delaware State University must have official transcripts. Top Veterans in Continuing Education Programs All eligible persons desiring to receive educational assistance through the Veteran’s Administration are required to apply for admission to the University as degree-seeking candidates. Top Advanced Placement and Advanced Credit New freshmen that have had the opportunity to do advanced work while in high school may receive college credit for advanced placement work.  Applicants bear the responsibility of informing the Office of Admissions of the AP courses they have taken and the number of transferable credit hours earned. The University offers advanced credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Requests for CLEP credit should be made to the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Office of Testing. Top Articulation Agreements The University has Articulation agreements with selected regionally accredited two-year institutions. The intent of the articulation agreement is to facilitate the smooth transfer of students enrolled in a degree program or associate degree graduates to the upper (junior) level of corresponding major programs at Delaware State University. The basic terms of the Articulation require that the associate degree graduates meet the following admission standards: Complete an associate degree with a minimum of 60 semester hours, exclusive of developmental course work and 'D' course work. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale as calculated by the transfer college. Follow the appropriate program of study as agreed upon by both Delaware State University and the transfer college. The associate degree holder will not be required to take college entrance exams (neither SAT, nor ACT) prior to transfer to Delaware State University. In order to complete the baccalaureate degree, a student who transfers under this agreement may be required to take no more than 68 additional credits unless: The student changes his/her program upon entering Delaware State University. The combination of additional General Education Requirements, if any, and the requirements of the student’s major at Delaware State University totals more than 68 credits. Under the terms of the articulation agreement, transfer students will be subject to the same requirements as “native” students unless waived. Native students refers to  students who began their undergraduate education at Delaware State University. Top Dual Admissions Program Delaware Tech (DTCC) and Delaware State University (DSU) offer dual admission for students enrolled in DTCC - DSU Connected Degree programs. Connected Degree programs are those associate degree and baccalaureate degree programs that have a current articulation agreement signed by Delaware Tech’s and the University’s Presidents. A list of Connected Degree programs may be obtained from your DTCC advisor or counselor; or by visiting the Delaware State University or DTCC web site. Dual Admission provides services to help students smoothly transfer to DSU to pursue their bachelor’s degree after DTCC graduation. Dual Admission Services Dual Admission provides eligible students with the following services: Admission to DSU while you are completing your associate degree, provided you comply with requirements. Academic advisement and University information at meetings during the fall and spring semesters at each DTCC campus provided by the University about your connected degree which will lead to a bachelor’s degree program. Priority pre-registration in University courses for your first University semester after Delaware Tech graduation. Locked-in bachelor’s degree requirements for the specific Connected Degree program in effect at the time you enter the Dual Admission program. You have the choice of completing bachelor’s degree requirements in effect at the time you signed the Intent- to-Enroll form or of completing new requirements that may go into effect after that time. If a required course is no longer offered, the University will designate a substitute course. However, neither the number of credit hours nor the number of semesters required for degree completion will be increased. Guaranteed placement in University residence halls, if desired, provided you comply with established residence policy and application procedures. Dual Admission Eligibility If you are enrolled in a Delaware Tech – DSU Connected Degree program, you can be conditionally admitted into the University and the designated bachelors degree program provided you: Sign a non-binding, Intent-to-Enroll Form any time after enrolling in the Delaware Tech 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 Delaware Tech and formally enroll at the University Formally enroll in the University within one year of Delaware Tech associate degree completion. Complete other regular University admissions and Connected Degree requirements. You must inform your DSU advisor in your last semester at Delaware Tech of your planned date of enrolling at DSU and filling out a short form. You must do this by January 31st if your final semester is spring or September 15th if your final semester is fall. Comply with the appropriate enrollment deadlines determined by the University. Financial aid forms must be submitted by February 28th for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester. If you wish to live on campus, the application form and deposit must be received by March 30th for the fall semester and November 1st for the spring semester. You must arrange for Delaware Tech to send your transcript within one week after your graduation. Be sure to send it to DSU Admissions Office, Attn: Dual Admissions. You will be ineligible for Dual Admission, and the benefits that stem from this program, if you: Fail to complete the associate degree portion of the Delaware Tech/University 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. DTCC - DSU Connected Degree Programs Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Human Resources Social Work Business Administration/General Management Math Education Nursing Scholarships Available to DTCC Graduates Students from Delaware Technical and Community College who are transferring to Delaware State University will be 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 compliments the Dual Admission process that allows students who meet the above criteria to be automatically enrolled at as juniors at DSU into a connected degree program. However, the scholarship is also available to other Delaware Tech students who are not a part of that specific program. For more information, contact the DSU Office of Admissions at (302) 857-6351. Once Accepted to the University After acceptance to the University, each student is required to complete the following enrollment steps: Attend New Student Orientation. Submit a complete 'Student Health Form" which includes health history, immunization record (including dates for MMR#1, MMR#2 & PPD), and a recent physical examination signed by a current medical provider. International students must also present proof of health insurance prior to enrolling.  Submit a final official high school transcript, which depicts graduation, to the Office of Admissions by the University's published deadline. Upon evaluation of the final high school transcript, the Admissions Committee may rescind admission for students who have not successfully completed the University’s Minimum Course Unit Requirements or whose GPA falls below a 2.0 cumulatively. Continue to demonstrate a record of exemplary personal conduct. Top Admission Inquiries The Office of Admissions administers all matters relating to the admission of undergraduate students to the University. All inquiries about admission requirements and applications for admission should be addressed to: Delaware State University Office of Admissions 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 (302) 857-6351 (800) 845-2544 (toll free) (302) 857-6352 (fax) admissions@desu.edu Top

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