University of Delaware


As a school counselor working with students and their families in the college selection and application process, you have seen your role become more complex with each passing year. As college admissions officers, we appreciate the difficult challenges facing you, and we want to emphasize how much we value you as partners. We share a common responsibility: to help students find a college setting where they will experience new challenges, develop new abilities, and thrive.

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Our New Path to Prominence

These are enormously exciting times at the University of Delaware. Upon the arrival of Dr. Patrick T. Harker as the University of Delaware’s 26th President, the strategic groundwork, known as the Path to Prominence was laid to establish a plan for the future.

Emerging from the successes of the “Path,” is an updated set of initiatives and goals to continue to propel us into the future. The new plan, “Delaware Will Shine: Creating Our Future,” will continue to shape the opportunities and experiences of current and future university students.



Fall 2016 Application Dates

November 1, 2015

Spring 2016 Application Deadline

January 15

Application deadline for freshmen

May 1

Deposit Deadline for freshmen
Application deadline for transfers


Fall 2016 Financial Aid Deadlines

January 1

FAFSA Filing (ASAP after January 1)

February 1

Recommended deadline for filing FAFSA

March 15

Final filing date for FAFSA to improve chances of receiving need-based financial aid

February 1-6

Music Scholarship Auditions

The University of Delaware is a member of the Common Application.