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Admission Criteria

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

Incoming freshmen and transfer students may apply for admission into the Delaware State University Honors Program at the same time they apply for admission to the University. Candidates for the Honors Program may apply by simply completing a short Honors Program application and sending all other application materials to the DSU Honors Program. A prospective honors student must have:

  • Admission to DSU without conditions;
  • A GPA of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale);
  • An SAT combined score of at least 1050 in Mathematics and Critical Reading, with at least 450 in each section; OR an ACT composite score of at least 22 in Mathematics and Critical Reading; and,
  • Approval of the Honors Program.

Platinum, Gold or Silver Award Recipients

Applicants who have received a platinum, gold or silver award to attend Delaware State University are automatically given admittance into the DSU Honors Program. An official Honors Program application and all application materials must be submitted to qualify.

Continuing DSU Students

A continuing DSU student may apply to the Honors Program no later than the beginning of his or her junior year. The requirements for entry include:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher; and
  • Approval of the Honors Program.

Application Materials

A complete application includes the following materials which may be sent to the Honors Program by fax to (302) 857-7515 or by postal mail.

  • An official high school or college transcript (current DSU students may submit an unofficial DSU transcript);
  • Copies of official SAT scores (for incoming Freshmen only);
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from high school or college instructors;
  • A typed 400-600 word essay explaining the desire to be admitted into the Honors Program; and,
  • A list of academic and extracurricular achievements/awards.