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University College FAQs

What is the purpose of University College?

The purpose of University College is to enhance your college journey at Delaware State University! Our central focus is to help you establish a strong collegiate academic foundation that will enable you to persist and progress toward becoming a competitive graduate of DSU.

When does it start?

It starts right now in your first year! We are devoted to enhancing your college journey for the first year at Delaware State University!

How is University College different from the other Colleges at DSU?

University College (UC) is the “service college” of DSU that is designed to help students achieve high academic goals by providing first-year advising, integrated academic program support services (i.e. tutoring, test-taking skill building, writing and math help), college-skill enhancement courses that will foster academic, career, and leadership development.

Do I have to live on campus to be a part of University College?

No, University College begins with all students who begin their first-year at DSU, whether you live on-campus or commute.

What are the advantages (benefits) of participating in University College?

As a student affiliated with University College, we want you to take a personal responsibility for your educational journey. That being said, you will be taught how to navigate campus-wide resources efficiently, how to resolve issues related to your course work, and how to be a strong self-advocate and champion for your academic success. University College is dedicated to helping you with your transition to college.

What services are available through University College?

University College is designed to help you achieve high academic goals by providing first-year advisement, integrated academic program support services (i.e. tutoring, writing and math help), college-skill enhancement courses that will promote your academic, career, and leadership development.

Where do I find information about the services or resources available to me?

You can begin by clicking on DSU’s University College website to see all the services and resources available to you in your first year.

What academic services are offered and where are they located?

Housed in William Jason Library on the 2nd Floor are first-year advisement, integrated academic support services that include: Information on University College courses, Mentoring, Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Workshops, The Writing Studio, and The Quantitative Reasoning Center.

I have a documented disability and need accommodations for my classes. Is this service under University College?

Yes. Student Accessibility Services is a part of University College. It is where you can request services and submit your most recent documentation of your disability.

What are the summer bridge programs?

Project Success is a comprehensive academic learning community that begins in the summer and last throughout the first year.  It is a conditionally admit program for students with a high school GPA of 2.0 and SAT score between 750-799.  

Jumpstart is a leadership development learning community for first-year students who want to fast-track their academic success by completing up to nine (9) college credits during Summer Session II. Students with a high school GPA of 2.7 or better and with a SAT of 800 are invited to participate in the program.

How do I stay actively engaged with University College and my overall college experience?

Research has revealed that students who are actively engaged in both curricular and co-curricular activities perform better in their course work, tend to complete their degrees in 4 years or less, and are more competitive for graduate or professional school and marketable employment. Therefore, we encourage you to seek out opportunities and plan to get involved in Learning Communities, service learning, and undergraduate research. Such opportunities will enhance your overall academic experience.