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Application and supporting materials: January 15

Deposit for Fall: May 1



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Music Major Audition: Audition Dates. January 15


Application Checklist

Apply through the Common Application

Common Application


 Secondary School Transcripts

Submit official transcripts/examination results for all secondary and post-secondary work. 



We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL. The University of Delaware requires an overall band score of a 6.5 or higher on the IELTS and a 90 on the TOEFL iBT. Applicants to the Nursing major must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 iBT. 

The TOEFL code for Delaware is 5811.

Please contact the test center directly where you took the IELTS test and request that your official test scores be sent to the address below. We do not accept unofficial Test Report Forms from students. An institutional code is NOT required for the IELTS.

Submit to:

University of Delaware
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
210 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716


✓ Letter of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation through the Common Application by people familiar with your academic achievements.



Submit an essay responding to the prompt on the Common Application. Remember, a great story can set your application apart.


Intended Major

Help us understand your passion. Use our Major Finder to identify a major.


International Transfer Students 

Transfer students and students with university credit must submit their academic credentials for evaluation to World Education Services (WES).

For more information about the transfer admission process, review the FAQs below and the Transfer Student page. 

Conditional Admissions Program

The Conditional Admissions Program (CAP) provides international students the opportunity to strengthen their English-language skills so that they can enroll and succeed in undergraduate classes at the University of Delaware.

To qualify, students must apply to the University and meet the admissions requirements of their choice of degree program. If admitted via CAP, you begin coursework at the English Language Institute (ELI). If you complete Level 6 English for Reading & Writing and for Listening & Speaking with a “B” or better and receive a recommendation from ELI, you are eligible to enroll.

For additional information about the Conditional Admissions Program, contact us at

Conditional Admissions Program 

Transferring Credit: Previous College Work, AP, IB and more

The University of Delaware awards test credit for select secondary and post-secondary examinations and education programs.

Find out more

International Frequently Asked Questions

Will my application be considered differently depending on whether I attend high school in the US or Internationally?

Every application is read individually and based on the opportunities you have had. There will not be preferential treatment either way.

Can I apply for an extension to the application deadline?

Requests for extensions can be submitted to

What standardized test scores will I need to submit to UD?

International Students are not required to submit standardized test scores.

What if I have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS?

You may apply to the Conditional Admissions Program (CAP) and study English at UD first to meet your English proficiency requirement.

What are the conditions that have to be met in order to have the TOEFL/IELTS requirement waived?

International students for whom English is not the first language are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. We will waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement for students who have achieved a score of 550 on the EBRW section of the SAT, or 24 on the ACT English section, C on the English A levels, 6 on the IB English SL test or have 3 years of education in the US.

Do A-levels or IB's give me college credit?

Yes, for information regarding test credits please visit the registrar's website. 

Can I send my documents in electronically, or do I need to mail them?

  • You may submit electronic documents for admission consideration. We will require official, sealed transcripts in order for you to enroll.

  • Documents may be directly uploaded on your portal. Documents can also be sent to

  • Your personal portal page can be accessed by going to: log in and select the required document type and upload a Word document, PDF, or scanned image.




    I have been admitted and would like to change my major. Can I do so?

    On your portal there is a link to a form called “Change My Major." Submit the form and an Admissions Representative will approve or deny the change.

    My portal says I have been “Conditionally Admitted." What does that mean?

    This means that your application has been approved, with the exception of your English Proficiency. CAP students come to UD to improve their English first before then matriculating into the main campus. For information, see the CAP website:

    My portal says I am missing “Completion of Level 6." What does that mean?

    This means you have been “Conditionally Admitted." Level 6 is the highest level of the CAP program. Once you complete Level 6, you will be ready to attend classes at UD. See the CAP website:

    Can I apply for spring admission as an international student?

    Yes, international students may apply for the spring semester. The deadline is November 1.

    Who should I contact with visa questions?

    The Office of International Students and Scholars handles visa questions. Contact

    How and when do I get my I-20?

    After you are admitted, your portal will be updated with an “Admissions Decision Reply” form. Complete this form and submit your $500 enrollment deposit. Then your portal will update with an “I-20 Request” form. Complete the form and submit the requested documents and your I-20 will be sent to you. Note: For conditionally admitted students this process will be different.

    Am I allowed to work while I am in the US?

    You are allowed to work, part-time for 20 or less hours per week, on campus. If you receive a paid internship off-campus, you may apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). For questions about CPT contact

    If I’m currently attending college and want to transfer, can I do so after one semester?

    You will apply as a transfer student, submit your college transcripts or proof of courses you are taking, along with your official final high school transcripts. 

    What documents do I need to submit to have my credits transfer?

    You will need to provide an official or attested copy of your transcripts, sometimes in English and the local language. You will also need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from WES.

    Do I need to submit a credential evaluation?

    Yes, you will need to submit a WES course-by-course evaluation in order to receive transfer credit. See

    Will all my courses transfer?

    We cannot guarantee that all credits will transfer. After your WES report is complete, courses that are evaluated to be level 100 or above and a grade of C or above will provide credit.

    For more information about transferring credits, please visit the registrar's website. 

    When will I get my completed list of transferred credits?

    Once all required documents are submitted, the evaluation of your transfer credits should be completed in three weeks.

    Does the credit I received by examination at my previous college or university transfer?

    We cannot guarantee that credits awarded at other universities will be awarded at UD. UD will examine all of your original transcripts as well as your WES report and will make our own decision about which courses will transfer.

    What should I send you to make credit evaluation easier?

    Submit the WES course-by-course evaluation early for a quicker decision.

    How many semesters must I complete at UD to qualify for a degree?

    You must complete a minimum of 30 of your last 36 credits of your degree, or one full year in order to be awarded a UD degree.