University of Delaware

Advanced Placement, College Credit, International Baccalaureate & Special College Programs for High School Students

The University of Delaware awards advanced standing credit in three ways: through Advanced Placement tests taken through the College Board, through college credit taken while still in high school, and through the International Baccalaureate Program.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Students will almost always be granted credit through the Advanced Placement Program for scores of 4 or 5, and in most cases for scores of 3. In order to receive credit, you need to have the Educational Testing Service send an official copy of your Advanced Placement scores to the Admissions Office.

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program offers courses in six subject groups. The courses are graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). The University of Delaware will consider transfer credit for these courses so long as these conditions are met:

International Baccalaureate accepted scores and credits awarded  
The University of Delaware recognizes the importance of the International Baccalaureate Program.  The information on IB credits is subject to change. Information will be updated on this chart on an ongoing basis.

  • The subject was taken at the Higher Level. Delaware does not grant credit for subjects taken at the Subsidiary Level
  • You must have received a grade of "4" or higher.
  • If you are an international student and your native language is not English, then you must also have scored at least a 550 on the paper version, or at least a 213 on the computer version, of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • You may transfer no more than a year's worth of credit in each IB course.

 

Other Opportunities for Receiving College Credit While Still In High School

There are a number of special programs (for example, Project Advance through Syracuse University) that allow high school students to earn college credit. Delaware's policy is to accept these credits with these conditions:

  • The course must appear on a college transcript, and the college must be fully accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. We will not grant credit if the course appears only on a high school transcript.
  • You must have passed the course with a C or better.
  • The course must be an academic course with an equivalent course offered
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Freshmen Interests & Origins

Befitting an institution with seven colleges, 145+ majors, & unlimited ways for students to get involved, UD attracts students with a multitude of interests. And, unlike most Flagship States, the majority of our students come from out-of-state. See their interests and places they call home, below.

Distribution by College

College Students
Agriculture and Natural Resources
160
Arts and Sciences
1,186
Business and Economics, Alfred Lerner College of
523
Earth, Ocean and Environment
71
Education and Human Development
186
Engineering
543
Health Sciences
463
University Studies - Undeclared
670
Total
3,808

Extracurricular Interests

Activity % Students
One or more sports
62%
Volunteer or Community Service
32%
Academic Clubs
19%
Music
19%
Student Government
7%
Dance
7%
Theatre
5%

Home State

University of Delaware students come from all 50 states and over 100 foreign countries. Nearly 65% of Delaware undergraduates come from states other than Delaware. Members of the Class of 2017 are from:

Home State Students
Delaware (Newark campus)
1,336
New Jersey
797
New York
573
Pennsylvania
388
Maryland
218
Massachusetts
142
Connecticut
114
Virginia
54
Rhode Island
19
Washington D.C.
16
California
15
Florida
14
New Hampshire
10
North Carolina
8
Ohio
5
Arizona
4
Georgia
4
Illinois
4
Minnesota
4
Texas
4
Vermont
4
Maine
2
Michigan
2
Oklahoma
2
Colorado
1
Hawaii
1
South Carolina
1
Wisconsin
1
West Virginia
1
Other Countries
44

 

UD Fast Facts

UD's seven colleges

"" Agriculture and Natural Resources

"" Arts and Sciences

"" Business and Economics

"" Earth, Ocean, and Environment

"" Education and Human Development

"" Engineering

"" Health Sciences

Academic Majors

Majors & Minors

"" 147 Majors and 100 minors

Visit Find a Major to explore all of possibilities.

Admissions Statistics

Received 26,257 applications for the Fall 2013 entering class of 3,808 students.

Enrollment

Undergraduate: 17,092

Graduate: 3,617

Professional and Continuing Studies: 780

Total Enrollment: 21,489

Faculty

"" 1,190 full-time and 295 part-time faculty

"" 86% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field

"" Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 13/1

Student Life

"" Fightin’ Blue Hen Athletics with 21 Varsity Teams in NCAA Division I

"" 300+ Registered Student Organization

"" First Year Experience (FYE) for all Freshmen

"" Housing Guaranteed all Four Years