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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 entitlement 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.     

Honors Program




The Honors Program at Delaware State University is a key constituent of the university’s Living-Learning Communities. The 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. It provides 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

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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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