Incoming Freshmen Checklist


Are you an incoming freshman majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)? Here is a helpful checklist to make sure you have registered and applied for all available resources and opportunities as you begin your studies at DSU.

DSU Application

Step 1 - Apply to Delaware State University. You must submit SAT/ACT scores and your high school transcripts. Make sure to declare you major on your application.

Apply for Financial Aid

Step 2 - Apply for financial aid. You and your parents must complete the Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). The Financial Assistance Office can assist you.

Register for New Student Orientation

Step 3 - Find out what it means to be a Hornet. New Student Orientation (NSO) is mandatory for your attendance at DSU. Make sure you register and attend. STEM majors are recommended to attend NSO on June 28-29, 2011. The Admissions Office can schedule this for you.

Register for STEM Training Camp

Step 4 - As a STEM student, you should attend the STEM  Training Camp (August 18-23). This FREE training camp will give you the skills you need to be successful in your challenging major. Click below for registration form. Email to: .

Apply for Scholarships

Step 5 - Numerous scholarships are available to incoming freshmen. To explore your scholarship options, visit:


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HBCU-UP Project Highlights

  • Free Summer Training Camp for STEM Freshmen
  • Peer mentoring
  • Freshman Learning Communities
  • Career counseling
  • Undergraduate research opportunities ($4,000 per year in stipends)
  • Assistance in applying to graduate schools
  • Opportunities to become a peer mentor/leader 

Staff Profile

Dr. Harry L. Williams
Principle Investigator
Project Director
Co-Principle Investigator
Co-Principle Investigator
Co-Principle Investigator
Project Coordinator

External Advisory Board Members

Dr. Richard Guarasci
Dr. Teck-Kah Lim
Dr. F.M. Ross Armbrecht, Jr.
Dr. Randolph J. Guschl
Dr. Michael I. Vaughan
Mr. Malik J. Stewart