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.
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
Freshman Class Profile
Profile of the Class of 2016 (as of October 2012)
Minority Groups: 20%
(African American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American)
Delawarean Freshman: 1,293
The University of Delaware admits all Delawareans whose academic records predict success. Approximately 64% of the Delawarean applicants were offered admission to the Newark campus, and 23% were admitted to the Associate in Arts Program at Georgetown, Dover, or Wilmington)
We generally admit between 45-55% of the out-of-state students who apply.
Below are approximate ranges for the grade point averages and the standardized test scores of the middle 50% of our out-of-state applicants who were offered Fall 2012 admission:
(calculated on a 4.0 scale,
academic courses only*)
Middle 50% of
Admitted Freshmen: 3.28 - 3.87
Middle 50% of Admitted Freshmen
into the Honors Program: 3.86 - 4.16
(based on the best
from all tests taken)
Middle 50% of Admitted Freshmen:
Middle 50% of Admitted Freshmen
into the Honors Program: 2020-2170
(includes the ACT
equivalents of SAT scores)
Average of Admitted Freshmen: 29
Average of Admitted Freshmen
into the Honors Program: 33
*Academic Courses: English, mathematics, laboratory science, social science/history, and foreign languages.
|Agriculture and Natural Resources||139|
|Arts and Sciences||1195|
|Business and Economics, Alfred Lerner College of||550|
|Earth, Ocean and Environment||72|
|Education and Human Development||180|
|University Studies - Undeclared||684|
|One or more sports||62%|
|Volunteer or Community Service||32%|
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 2015 are from:
|Delaware (Newark campus)||1,327|
|District of Columbia||16|
UD Fast Facts
Majors & Minors
147 Majors and 100 minors
Visit Find a Major to explore all of possibilities.
Nearly 27,000 applications for a Fall 2012 entering class of 3,817 students.
Professional and Continuing Studies: 780
Total Enrollment: 21,489
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