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Early Bird Program

The Early Bird Program is for juniors and seniors attending high school in the State of Delaware who wish to earn college credit while still attending high school during the Fall and/or Spring. In order to qualify for the program, students must be recommended by their high school principal. Interested students should contact their high school counselor for instructions, obtain a letter of recommendation from their principal, and have written approval from their parents. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better is also required. Early Bird applicants may enroll for no more than six (6) credit hours per semester. Please be mindful that if you enroll in a science course, a one-hour accompanying lab is required.  The cost for this program is consistent with the University’s published fees.  Students whose cumulative high school grade point averages are 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale are entitled to six (6) hours of free tuition per semester. All students will still be responsible for fees - technology, parking, etc. Students may not enroll in the Early Bird program if they have graduated from high school. All applications should be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Apply today
  • Submit official high school transcript
  • Submit letter of recommendation from your school counselor or high school principal and letter of permission from your parent(s)