The Edge Pre-College Experience

For 30 years, the University of Delaware's Summer College program has engaged talented high school sophomores and juniors across the country. Now the Edge pre-college program, 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 mid-July to mid-August, students will:

  • Live together in a state-of-the-art residence hall located on UD's beautiful Newark campus
  • Take two college-level courses, taught by UD faculty, for up to 7 transferrable credits
  • Participate in a pre-college readiness and resource workshop, administered by university officials and local high school counselors, where they will learn about university resources, writing and research techniques, and the college application process
  • Complete a capstone project
  • Visit various cultural and historical locations in Delaware and the surrounding region