Provost/Academic Affairs

Applying to Delaware State University

Please connect with the Office of Admission for specific admissions information and requirements. In order to adhere to the Federal Government guidelines that Delaware State University (DSU) is providing financial aid to students who have met the minimum admissions standards, including that of graduation from a high school, DSU has to verify (on official documentation) that you indeed have completed the necessary requirements for your high school diploma. This policy also applies for students requesting transfer from another institution of higher learning. Important Note:   So as to expedite your admission process it is requested that upon your official acceptance to Delaware State University that you provide an additional official transcript to the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes either before, or during your official visit to Delaware State.  Our mailing address is:   Delaware State University William C. Jason Library 1200 N. DuPont Hwy Dover DE 19901 Attention: Mr. Eric Hart    

Book Purchase and Return Policy for Student-Athletes

   Book PURCHASE AND RETURN  policy   Student-athletes are afforded the privilege of obtaining books for course curriculum exclusively, utilizing a variety of methods. You may choose to purchase them outright, use financial aid, rent them, or use the Book- Aid enttilement program. If you are unsure of your entitlement to participate in the Book Aid program, please see your head coach for details.         Important: It is illegal to purchase books for individuals other than for whom the voucher was awarded to. If you are found in violation of purchasing books for teammates whether on, or not on book scholarship; friends in your classes, girlfriends, boyfriends, or significant others may result in, but not limited to the following penalties: suspension of privileges in receiving future book scholarships; lost of NCAA eligibility; lost of your team post-season competition privileges; and the possibility of repaying the value of the voucher to the University’s athletics department.          “This is not only a violation of Delaware State University policy regarding fraud, but also the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) which carries very serious penalties - it’s simply not worth it."    ASSA Staff     In addition, you may NOT purchase pens, pencils, paper, school supplies, disposable products such as snacks, gum, chips, or soft drinks, etc., with book scholarships. However, student athletes requiring special supplies i.e.: calculators specifically designed for the curriculum, "iclicker" may be approved on a case-by-case basis after review by your Associate Athletic Director for Compliance.     

NCAA Academic Requirements at a Glance

  Freshman: Must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours at all times to compete and practice. Students must complete a minimum of 6 hours in the previous full-time regular academic term. Students must complete a minimum of 18 hours during the regular academic year (fall and spring) Beginning of Sophomore year: A student must complete 24 credit hours. Minimum of 18 credit hours must be earned during the fall and spring semesters. A minimum of 12 developmental hours may be counted in these 24 credit hours. However these remedial hours do not count in the percentage toward degree.  MIN.  CGPA = 1.80 Credit hours received the summer before the students first academic year can be applied to these 24 credit hours; this includes AP credits, dually enrolled credits (classes taken for college credit while still enrolled in high school). Junior (prior to start of the 5th semester): At the beginning of the academic year a student must have completed a minimum of 40% of the credit hours in their declared major (120 X .40 = 48 credits). Students must also have a declared major on file.                       MIN. CGPA = 1.90 Senior (prior to start of the 7th semester): At the beginning of the academic year a student must have completed a minimum of 60% of the credit hours in their declared major (120 X .60 = 72 credits).   MIN. CGPA = 2.00 5th Year (prior to start of the 9th semester): At the beginning of the academic year a student must have completed a minimum of 80% of the credit hours in their declared major (120 X .80 = 96 credits).                       MIN CGPA = 2.00 * This requirement is for a student that was a redshirt and has a 5th year of eligibility.   Sport practice times are set by the individual teams, and will differentiate base on the availability of facilities. The basic rule is to take classes between 8:00 AM to 2:50 PM daily.   Point of Contact: Academic Services for Student-Athletes offices second floor of William C. Jason Library   Eric Hart, Associate AD, Academic Services, Ext 7542 advises Football and MBB   Nigel Brown, Academic Counselor, Ext 7415, advises Football, Baseball, and M. Track   Sandria Johnson, Academic Counselor, Ext 6038, advises Softball, MBB, and Volleyball   Harry J. Sanchez, Academic Counselor, Ext 7974, advises Equestrian, Bowling, and W Tennis   Roberta Durrington, Learning Specialist, Ext 7304, academic learning strategies; assessment, Football  

Welcome Letter from the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes

Welcome Letter from our Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services for Student-Athletes Mr. Eric D. Hart   “Greetings student-athletes… You are about to embark on a journey filled with exciting times both in the classroom and within your respective sport. Your participation in varsity athletics did not come by chance. It has taken years for you to develop into the stellar athlete you are and with that same skill and determination employed on the court, track, field, arena, alley; we expect the same fire and vigor as you perform in the classroom. As you read the following pages, please take a minute to review the resources, services, rules and regulations that have been created to give you a sense of purpose. Please note that a great deal of careful consideration was put into creating this website with you in mind. We ask that you adhere to the guiding principles and the standards that govern your time as a student-athlete at Delaware State University. We want you to be mindful that the “bar” is fluid; the expectations we place on student-athletes from an academic standpoint is never set in stone. It is constantly moving higher and higher – with graduating with a baccalaureate degree as the sole focus. The following statement serves as a basis for who we are as an academic services entity and our commitment in providing first-class services. The Academic Services for Student-Athletes Center is housed on the 2nd Floor of the William C. Jason Library, and serves as a model of academic excellence for more than 300 student-athletes at Delaware State University. We are committed in delivering customer-service to prospective student-athletes and their families; making every effort necessary to promote the educational advancements and social networking opportunities Delaware State University has to offer. We will be leaders in our conference and provide professional development opportunities for our staff so they can effectively master their rendering of service to student-athletes. We believe the resources for academic success at Delaware State University are abundant, and we are committed to leading the MEAC with improved Academic Progress Rate data, Graduation and Retention data, and student-athlete scholars who perform above the competitive standards within the conference. It is our belief that ‘team first, individuals second’ will create a new synergy that is, “HORNET PRIDE.”  

Honors Program


Pictured are 2013 Honors Program Graduates: Devon Sivels, ReShawn Johnson and Martha Gwengi.


The Honors Program at Delaware State University is a key constituent of the university’s Living-Learning Communities. The Honors Program is designed to create and nurture a community of academically bright and talented students who value, and are committed to, excellence and intellectual pursuit. The Honors Program provides its students opportunities to engage in classroom processes that de-emphasize formal, impersonal lecturing methods and passive note taking, and instead utilize methods of colloquia and symposia that encourage active intellectual participation, discussion and involvement in the search for knowledge. MISSION The mission of the Honors Program at Delaware State University is to provide students with exceptional intellectual ability, motivation and commitment, with superior learning opportunities that challenge them to reach new levels of academic excellence in scholarship and creativity. VISION As graduates of the DSU Honors Program, our students will become the first choice of employers and graduate and professional schools because of their recognized achievements and potential for success. GOALS To provide talented and motivated students opportunities for intellectual growth and achievement, in small, challenging classes that encourage active intellectual participation, discussion and collaboration in the search for knowledge (SLO I); To enhance student skills for analytical/critical thinking, logical examination and appraisal of ideas (SLO II); To enhance student skills for problem solving and decision making (SLO III); To enhance student skills for clear, precise, coherent and persuasive oral  communication (SLO IV) and written communication (SLO V); To engage students in the creative process of formulating a hypothesis, researching those problems and drawing conclusions that lead to either original classroom assignments or larger faculty-mentored research projects resulting in contributions of scholarly work to each student’s chosen field of study (SLO VI); To prepare honors students through experience with department-based honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia and seminars, and independent study and research to ensure its students academic success (SPO I), to ensure its students earn Honors Program Graduate Certification (SPO II), and to prepare its students for graduate and professional schools (SPO III). SLO = Student Learning Outcomes

Questions or Comments?

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Please contact:
Delaware State University
Honors Program

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
Suite 325
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515


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Office of Testing





Welcome! "If our customers are happy, we are happy!" The Office of Testing at Delaware State University offers a variety of exams for undergraduate and graduate students and the Delmarva Peninsula community. Testing services are provided on the main campus in the heart of beautiful Dover, Delaware. Testing Services Offered College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - click here to assess your readiness for a CLEP exam Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) New Student(s) & Transfer Placement Testing (Accuplacer) Online Course Evaluation Graduate Admission testing (LSAT, MCAT, GRE, MAT) Teacher Certification Tests (PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II, PPST) National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CASTLE FAA/FCC GED ACT DANTES (DSST) Microsoft Office Specialist/Applications Certifications Kryterion Certified Professional Secretary/Certified Administrative Professional(CPS/CAP) Certiport Epic ESCO Group Prometric Prov Crane Institute Certification (CIC)  4ROI Comira Pearsonvue PAN MPRE Pharmacy Technician/Real Estate Certification Courtesy Testing for Other Universities Maritime (U.S. Coast Guard) State of Delaware Certification Testing (Laser Grade) Our office is part of the National College Testing Association (NCTA). We are the Delaware Liaison for NCTA. No administrative fee for Delaware Air/Army National Guard for CLEP or DANTES (DSST) effective until December 2016. Testing Administration Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8am to 5pm, by appointment.   Mission Statement: The mission of the Office of Testing is to assist DSU students and the surrounding community in assessing their knowledge, skills, and abilities as they related to higher and continuing education by providing a variety of local and national testing opportunities. This is accomplished through the use of written and computer-adapted assessment and testing instruments. Director’s Note: These are exciting times for Office of Testing. Our office is enjoying new levels of respect and distinction in accomplishing our goals. At the core of this newfound enthusiasm are a dedicated staff committed to ensuring that each customer (internal/external) receives unwavering attention, assistance and support. The testing office emphasizes quality in all aspects of its operational processes. The Office of Testing is committed to strive for excellence. The ultimate goal for the office is to be the very best it can be as premium testing location in the State of Delaware. Click here for our latest newsletter.  

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James C. Whitaker
Director of Testing

Amystique Y. Harris-Church
Associate Director

Bruce O. Taylor 
Testing Assistant 

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