Transfer Admissions Requirements 

 

If you’re thinking about transferring to UD, the best thing you can do is begin preparing early. Before you apply, it is crucial to review the Requirements by Major section below. Some majors are closed to transfers, while many other majors require a higher GPA and/or specific course requirements in order to be considered for admission. 

 

Important Dates

Fall Application Deadline: May 1*

Spring Application Deadline: November 1*

*Applicants submitting the application and any required materials after the deadlines may be considered on a space-available basis.

 

Supplemental Requirements for Special Programs

Apparel Design Portfolio: Portfolio requirements.

Art and Design Portfolio: Portfolio requirements.

Music Major Audition: Audition dates.

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Application Review

All prior college coursework and final grades, including final grades in repeated courses, will be recalculated in a cumulative GPA as part of your admissions evaluation.

These factors are also important:

· Transferability and quality of your college coursework

· Trend in your grade performance

· GPA in your most recent semester

· Grades in courses pertinent to your intended major

 

If you have completed 29 or fewer transferable college credits, your high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores will be heavily considered in the admissions evaluation. For more information on first-year admissions criteria, please review First-year Admissions Requirements.

Since many majors are restricted and more competitive, please review the list of minimum transfer requirements under “Requirements by Major.”

The Admissions Committee recommends taking well-rounded coursework including an English Composition course, a (non-remedial) math course, a lab science course, and courses in the humanities, social sciences, and any pertinent to your intended major.

Majors that are more restrictive for admissions usually have higher change of major criteria after you enroll at UD. 

Internal Transfer/Change of Major

The Admissions Office recalculates all final grades, even if a course is retaken, to be consistent with UD’s grading policy for UD students.

Delaware residents who have completed 29 or fewer transferable college credits, may be considered for the Associate in Arts Program if the quality of their high school transcripts and test scores closely align with the admissions standards of the Associate in Arts Program.

It depends on your intended major. Some majors are more competitive and have higher minimum transfer requirements which you must also meet. Please review the “Requirements by Major” section for specific information.

Generally, if you were not admitted as a freshman, it’s best to reapply after completing at least 30 transferable credits. Otherwise, your final, high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores may still be heavily considered in the decision.

Just meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admissions. It depends the number of completed credits, the transferability and quality of your college coursework, trend in your grade performance, your GPA in your most recent semester, and your grades in courses pertinent to your intended major. This is especially true for majors in the College of Engineering since space availability will determine how many applicants can be admitted

Requirements by Major

Students transferring to the University of Delaware must meet specific academic requirements. Transfer criteria for most majors are listed under “Majors Requiring a Minimum 2.0 College GPA.” or “Majors Requiring More than a 2.0 College GPA.” However, some majors are not available to transfers and are listed under “Majors Not Available to Transfers”. Please review lists to locate the status of your intended major before applying.

If you plan to apply to a major in the College of Engineering or the Lerner College of Business and Economics, you must complete specific courses before you apply. Check the list of required courses for specific majors listed below.

 

If you completed the required courses at a U.S. institution:

  • Check our Transfer Credit Matrix. If these courses at your institution are listed in the matrix, please note this when you apply.
  • If these courses at your institution are not listed in the matrix, please submit course descriptions. Additionally, for math courses, please provide an official syllabi. 

Transfer students with international college coursework applying to engineering majors or majors in the Lerner College of Business and Economics will also need to submit World Education Services (WES) credential evaluations of their college transcripts when applying. Please review international admissions website for more detailed instructions.

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Anthropology
  • Art Conservation (Applicants should contact Dr. Vicki Cassman, Associate Director, Art Conservation, before submitting an application.)
  • Art History (Applicants should contact Dr. Monica Dominguez-Torres, Director of Undergraduate Studies of Art History, before submitting an application.)
  • Asian Studies
  • Biological Sciences (B.A/B.S.)
  • Black American Studies
  • Communication Interest (Transfer students admitted to the Communication Interest major as juniors will not be able to enter the upper-division Communication major until the beginning of their senior year. For more information, please contact Dr. Scott Caplan, Associate Professor, Communication, before you apply.)
  • Comparative Literature
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Environmental & Resource Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies
  • Food & Agribusiness Marketing & Management
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages & Literatures (Ancient Greek & Roman Studies, Chinese Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Russian Studies, Spanish Studies)
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Health Behavior Science
  • History
  • History-Foreign Languages (Classics, French, German, Russian, Spanish)
  • Insect Ecology & Conservation
  • International Relations
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American & Iberian Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics & French
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational & Community Leadership
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences Interest
  • Philosophy
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (B.A./B.S.)
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Accounting

 

GPA: 3.2 or higher. "B" or better in calculus
course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241

Actuarial Sciences

GPA: 2.5 minimum. "C" or higher in a course equivalent to UD's MATH 117, MATH 241, MATH 242 or a score of 5 on the AP calculus AB or BC exam.

Animal Science

GPA: 2.5.

Anthropology Education

GPA: 2.75

Apparel Design

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must submit a portfolio.

Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology "Interest"

GPA: 2.5 Please email Leslie Allshouse for more information. 

Applied Nutrition

GPA: 2.0. Strong chemistry background.

Art & Design

GPA: 2.0. Applicants must submit a portfolio.

Astronomy (B.A.)

GPA: 2.75. Minimum 2.75 GPA in courses equivalent to PHYS 207 and 208 and MATH 241 and 242. 

Athletic Training "Interest"

GPA: 2.75.

Biochemistry

GPA: 2.5; 2.75 in major coursework

Biological Sciences Education

GPA: 2.5; 2.75 in major coursework

Biomedical Engineering

GPA: 3.2. "B" or better in course equivalent of UD’s CHEM 103, BISC 207, MATH 241; strong math and science background. Space is very limited. 

Chemistry

GPA: 2.5; 2.75  in major coursework

Chemistry Education

GPA: 2.5; 2.75 in major coursework

Chemical Engineering

GPA: 3.2. "B+" or better in course equivalent of UD's CHEM 111 and MATH 242 and a strong background in math and science. Space is very limited. 

Civil Engineering

GPA: 3.0. Strong math and science background, including "B" or better in course equivalent of UD’s MATH 242 and CHEM 103.

Cognitive Science

GPA: 2.5. 

Computer Engineering

GPA: 3.0. Strong math and science background, including completion of a course equivalent to UD’s MATH 241 and at least, one of the following: CHEM 103, PHYS 207, CISC 106.

Construction Engineering and Management

GPA: 3.0. Strong math and science background, including a "B" or better in course equivalent of UD's MATH 242 and CHEM 103. 

Dietetics

Interested students must apply to and enroll in applied nutrition and then may apply to dietetics after achieving a UD GPA of 2.75 and meeting certain course requirements. 

Early Childhood Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Earth Science Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Elementary Teacher Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Economics (B.A. & Economics Education Degrees)

GPA: 3.0. "B" or better in a course equivalent of UD’s MATH 114, 115, 117, 221 or 241.  

Economics (B.S. Degree)

GPA: 3.0. "B" or better in the a course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Electrical Engineering

GPA: 3.0. Strong math and science background, including the completion of a course equivalent to MATH 241 and one of the following: CHEM 103, PHYS 207, CISC 106.

Energy & Environmental Policy

GPA: 2.5. Strong economics, science or engineering background.

English Education

GPA: 3.0.

Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation 

GPA: 3.0. “B” or better in a course equivalent to UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Environmental Engineering

GPA: 3.0. Strong math and science background, including a "B" or better in MATH 242 and CHEM 103.

Environmental Science

GPA: 2.0. A "C" or better in a college-level calculus course.

Exercise Science

GPA: 3.0. "C" or better in college-level general biology and general chemistry.

Fashion Merchandising

GPA: 3.0.

Finance

GPA: 3.2. "B" or better in a course equivalent to UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Financial Planning and Wealth Management

GPA: 3.2. "B" or better in a course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Foreign Languages Education (French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish)

GPA: 2.75.

Geography Education

GPA: 2.75.

History Education

GPA: 2.75.

Hospitality Industry Management

GPA: 3.0. "B" or better in a course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management

GPA: 3.0. "B" or better in a course equivalent to UD’s MATH 114, 115, 117, 221 or 241.  

Human Relations Administration

GPA 2.5.

Human Services

GPA: 2.5.

International Business Studies

GPA: 3.0. "B" or better in the course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Management

GPA: 3.0. "B" or better in the course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Management Information Systems

GPA: 3.0. "B" or better in the course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Marine Science/ Marine Biology

GPA: 2.5. "C" or better in college calculus. Biology and chemistry college coursework required.

Marketing

GPA: 3.0. "B" or better in the course equivalent of UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Mathematics (B.A., B.S., Applied)

GPA: 2.5. "C" or better in the course equivalent of UD's MATH 117, MATH 241, MATH 242 or a score of 5 on the AP calculus AB or BC exam.

Mathematics and Economics

GPA: 2.5. "C" or better in the course equivalent of UD's MATH 117, MATH 241, MATH 242 or a score of 5 on the AP calculus AB or BC exam.

Mathematics Education (B.A./B.S.)

GPA 2.75.

Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.0. Strong math and science background, including "B" or better in a course equivalent to MATH 241 and PHYS 207. Space is very limited. 

Medical Diagnostics "Interest" (including Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration)

GPA: 2.5. Please email Leslie Allshouse for more information. 

Medical Laboratory "Interest"

GPA: 2.5. Please email Leslie Allshouse for more information. 

Meteorology and Climatology

GPA: 2.0. "C" or better in a college-level calculus course.

Music (includes Music Management Studies)

GPA: 2.0. Applicants must audition.

Music Composition

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must audition and interview.

Music Education - General/Choral

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must audition and interview.

Music Education - Instrumental

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must audition and interview.

Music History and Literature

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must audition, interview and provide a writing sample.  

Music Theory

GPA: 2.75. Applicants must audition, interview and provide a writing sample.  

Music, Applied-Instrumental

GPA: 2.5. Applicants must audition.

Music, Applied-Piano

GPA: 2.5. Applicants must audition.

Music, Applied-Voice

GPA: 2.5. Applicants must audition.

Nursing

The traditional nursing program is closed to transfer applicants. RNs may apply to the B.S.N. for RN program.  Those who have earned a bachelor’s degree may apply to the accelerated nursing (B.S.N.) program. For more information visit http://www.udel.edu/nursing/.

Nutritional Sciences

GPA: 2.75. Strong chemistry background.

Operations Management

GPA: 3.0. "B" or better in a course equivalent to UD’s MATH 221 or MATH 241.

Physics

GPA: 2.75. Minimum 2.75 GPA in courses equivalent to PHYS 207 and 208 and Math 241 and 242.

Physics Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Political Science Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Pre-Vet Medicine and Animal Biosciences

GPA: 2.5.

Psychology Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Quantitative Biology

GPA: 2.5. "C" or better in the course equivalent of UD's MATH 117, MATH 241, MATH 242 or a score of 5 on the AP calculus AB or BC exam.

Sociology Education

GPA: 2.75. 

Sport Management

GPA: 3.0. "B" or better in course equivalent of UD’s MATH 114, 115, 117, 221 or 241.

 

  • Business-Undeclared
  • Computer Science* (for Fall 2018)
  • Engineering-Undeclared
  • Information Systems* (for Fall 2018)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Traditional Nursing (BSN)
  • University Studies-Undeclared (with over 29 transferable credits)

*These majors are only open to students completing the Computing & Information Science Connected Degree at Delaware Tech.

UD has partnered with Delaware Technical and Community College to offer a number of Connected Degree programs. If you successfully complete the designated Connected Degree program at Delaware Technical and Community College, you may automatically transfer to the corresponding bachelor’s degree program at UD. When submitting the Common Application for Transfers, indicate your Connected Degree enrollment. You may apply to UD no sooner than the last semester of your Connected Degree program. You must complete all required courses and maintain the minimum GPA requirement.

 

Here is the list of UD bachelor’s degree programs supported by a Connected Degree at Delaware Technical and Community College:

Accounting, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Health Behavior Science, Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, Information Systems, Human Services, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics Education, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing (RN to BSN only), Operations Management, Physics Education, Sport Management

 

See which programs at Delaware Technical and Community College prepare you for your intended major (listed above) at UD by visiting Connected Degrees.

Students looking to return to UD for degree-seeking purposes can apply for readmission through the Registrar's Office.

Readmission Information and Application

The Accelerated Degree Program in Nursing is for individuals who have obtained a baccalaureate degree in another field and wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This application is also used for individuals who are interested in UD’s RN to BSN (online) program. 

Second Degree Nursing Application

Transferring Coursework and Credits

UD accepts college credits from U.S. regionally-accredited, degree granting colleges/universities. Final grades must be C or better, not Pass/Fail, and not remedial-level courses. A Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation is completed and posted on your My Blue Hen Home student portal shortly after admissions. For more information on transfer credits please refer to the registrar’s website.

The University of Delaware regularly evaluates courses from other institutions. Please use UD’s Transfer Credit Matrix to review the courses at your current or previous institutions to see which courses have already been evaluated and their UD equivalent courses.

Not at all! Courses that appear on the Transfer Credit Matrix have been previously evaluated by the respective UD departments and have been assigned equivalent UD courses. Once admitted, you may email course description information and syllabi to the appropriate UD departments (e.g. English for English courses, math for math courses) so those courses not listed on the matrix may be evaluated. Please review the list of departmental contacts.

The Professional & Continuing Studies ACCESS Center routinely meets with prospective transfer students to discuss an unofficial evaluation of their previous credits. Please contact the ACCESS Center at 302-831-8843 or refer to their website for more information.

Academic Advisement and Career Counseling 

After you are admitted and your Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation is posted on your My Blue Hen Home student portal, you may contact Brian Posthauer, Transfer Services Coordinator, at bpost@udel.edu to discuss how your previous credits may apply to your UD degree program.

Only your previous college credits will transfer, not your grades.

UD policy requires that at least 30 of your last 36 credits must be taken at UD. This is referred to as residency requirement. Certain majors may have additional residency requirements so it’s best to consult your academic department.

UD awards test credit for some secondary and post-secondary examinations and education programs. Official AP or IB test scores must be submitted to the Admissions Office in order to be considered in your admissions evaluation and to receive credit upon enrollment.

Test Credit Information

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