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Program Overview

The Delaware State University Summer Academy is an eight-week (June 17–August 9) academically rigorous residential program for first-time, first-year students. The Summer Academy provides intense academic support and the opportunity to fast-track student success by earning up to 12 college credits and participating in leadership development workshops.

Program Benefits

  • Start college early
  • Navigating around campus
  • Tutoring
  • Early advising
  • Financial aid coaching
  • Yearlong peer mentoring
  • Professional and personal development workshops
  • Apple IPad textbook access


  • English
  • General Biology
  • Introduction to General Psychology
  • History
  • Mathematics


$3,048 and $300 in fees

Next Steps 

Step 1: Complete the online registration form and pay the non-refundable $100 Enrollment Fee to secure your spot in the program by June 1.

Step 2: Pay the non-refundable Housing Deposit ($200) by June 1.

Step 3: Secure all financial obligations* before attending the Summer Academy check-in on Monday, June 17. Final payment is due by July 5. *Payment plans are available 

Apply for financial aid by June 10.

SUMMER: You may apply for financial aid for the Summer Academy program by completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA at https://fafsa.gov. The Office of Financial Aid will inform you of your financial aid package.

FALL: The 2019-2020 FAFSA must be filed separately for the fall 2019 semester.


  • Admissions: 302.857.6351 or email admissions [at] desu.eduR