Edge Pre-College Program

Summer College returns with a new name and a renewed commitment to students

For 30 years, the University of Delaware's Summer College program has engaged talented high school sophomores and juniors across the country. Now called Edge, this exclusive opportunity offers students the chance to live and learn on one of the most engaging college campuses on the east coast.

Why Edge?

The UD Edge pre-college program prepares rising high school juniors and seniors for a future as successful college scholars. By emphasizing academic excellence, practical skill-building, and student leadership, Edge offers young individuals the challenge, independence and excitement of a living and learning experience that can only be found at a top national university.

From July 12th to August 16th, students will:

  • Live together in Independence Hall East, a state-of-the-art residence hall located on Laird Campus
  • Take two college-level courses, taught by UD faculty, for up to 7 transferrable credits
  • Participate in workshops to learn about university resources, writing and research techniques, and the college application process
  • Complete a blog-based capstone project on service and leadership
  • Visit various cultural and historical locations in Delaware and the surrounding region. Past locations have included New York City and Baltimore.