Hornet Days

high school seniors, Come check us out!

Are you still trying to figure out which college to attend, but you’re unsure where to begin? Well, look no further! Delaware State University is your passport to your future! We pick you up and bring you to DSU! Just click on the List of Pick-Up Locations to find the bus stop nearest you. RSVP online. Get your Permission Slip signed and submitted to us (before the published deadline) and we’ll see you soon!

What Are Hornet Days?

Hornet Days are designed to give high school seniors the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a student at Delaware State University. Come spend the day with students and visit thought-provoking classes with expert faculty, learn about co-curricular activities, tour our expanding campus and have lunch in the Village Café. Our knowledgeable admissions counselors will be on hand to meet with you about the admissions process, scholarship opportunities and financial aid. There may even be an opportunity for you to be accepted on the spot if you meet all entrance requirements!

What Will You Be Doing?

During DSU Hornet Days for Prospective Students you will have the opportunity to see what it is like to be a student at DSU.  You will have a chance to spend the day with DSU students visiting classes, touring the campus, meeting faculty, having lunch in the Village Café and much more.  Just wait until you hear our Drum-line (from our Band - “The Approaching Storm”) play!  Or see the members of our Greek Organizations stroll. Click on the Frequently Asked Questions link to see a summary of the schedule for the day. 

Most importantly, you will have a chance to meet admissions counselors who will inform you of our admissions procedures, scholarship and financial aid opportunities and maybe even accept you on the spot if you do the following:

  • Apply online in advance and submit the application fee
  • Bring all of the following with you to Hornet Days:
  • Sealed official high school transcript (GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and a grade of ‘C’ or higher in 19 minimum course units is required.)
  • Official SAT (800 minimum on math and critical reading sections combined;after concordance) or ACT (17 minimum) scores

Due to limited space, applicants for DSU Hornet Days will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Register

  1. See the list of locations where we will be picking students up from in your area. Decide on the date and time that appeals to you. Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time to allow time for the check-in process. The buses will depart on time so that you may arrive at DSU on time. We don’t want you to miss anything!
  2. Complete the web form below to register (* indicates required fields). You will be directed to a confirmation page to download the permission slip after submitting your registration.
  3. Download, print and complete the permission slip. Fax it back to us at 302.857.6352. Note: The completed permission slip MUST be received by DSU if you plan to attend Hornet Days. You will not be allowed on the bus if we have not received your completed permission slip.
  4. See our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have any questions, please feel free to call us on 1.800.845.2544 or 302.857.6351 or email us at admissions [at] desu.edu.