Once admitted, to attend the University of Delaware, you MUST complete the following tasks.
Part II of the graduate application serves as your request for an I-20 or DS-2019. If you indicated that you would require an F-1 or J-1 student visa, you will be prompted to complete this section once you accept your offer. Be prepared to upload the following documents:
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Waiting for a response to your request for I-20/DS-2019? Visit: http://www.udel.edu/oiss/about/processing-times.html to check on the status of your request. We are not able to give individual updates, but this tool will help you gauge our overall office progress in processing initial I-20/DS-2019 requests for graduate students.
If you have questions about the I-20/DS-2019 request, contact OISS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most graduate admission letters state a condition that you must provide final proof of an earned degree/diploma as well as a final transcript showing all relevant coursework and grades. Many Universities outside of the U.S. will send certified copies upon your request. However, if your University does not provide this service, then you must obtain these documents, transport them with you, and present them to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education.
You may also need to show proof that you have met your English Language Requirement if you are a CAP student.
Costs for the 2013/2014 academic year are listed at www.udel.edu/oiss/resources/cost.html. Actual year costs will be available online beginning in July. The University of Delaware uses an electronic billing process to bill all students for charges incurred. The ebill is accessible at www.udel.edu/paybill. Students receive a monthly e-mail notification sent to their preferred e-mail address when the bill is available so be sure to establish your pin and e-mail account before the Fall Semester bill is generated in July. You have the option of paying in full or paying by installments. Students also have the option of granting ebill access to their parent/guardian. See udel.edu/bill_coll for more information.
Once you have registered, you must financially clear your account in one of the following ways:
Mandatory medical insurance will be charged directly to you and will appear on your student bill. If you have questions about the billing and/or payment process, contact Student Financial Services at (302) 831-2126 or at email@example.com.
International Students-Payment Deferment Option Until on Campus
you can defer payment until you are on campus or until a wired payment is processed. Please review the instructions below and follow the steps to financially clear your account and avoid late fees being applied.
You will get the following message which includes instructions if you choose to wire payments to Student Financial Services
Please note: Students should have U.S. currency available for travel expenses and any emergency that might occur between arrival at port of entry and arrival in Newark, Delaware.
Medical insurance is mandatory and will be charged directly on your bill. If a student chooses to substitute medical insurance from the home country that is comparable to the University-provided health insurance, the student must submit an insurance waiver form with proof of your medical insurance coverage. The waiver form is available on online (www.universityhealthplans.com). University Health plans will determine if the alternate insurance is adequate and if the charge can be waived. A waiver form is required each semester; therefore you will need to submit another waiver for the Spring 2013 semester, as well.
Students choosing to purchase health insurance at home prior to arriving on campus or students wishing to remain a part of their family’s health insurance policy should be aware of the following requirements that the University of Delaware uses in determining if a student’s insurance coverage is comparable to the University-provided coverage. Policies that do not meet the following requirements will not be accepted by the University, and students will be charged the mandatory fee on their University bill.
Use your passport and the enclosed SEVIS I-20 form (for F-1 visa) or DS-2019 form (for J-1 visa) and schedule your visa appointment. Take all the previously mentioned documents along with your original admission letter, SEVIS fee receipt, and financial documentation (ex: Assistantship award from the department, financial support letter, sponsorship letter, current bank statement) to the US embassy or consulate in your country to apply for your visa. The following website provides links to all US embassies and consulates worldwide: http://usembassy.state.gov. Once approved, the visa is stamped in your passport. Canadian citizens are exempt from having to obtain a visa but must use their I-20 or DS-2019 to enter the US and must obtain a Form I-94 clearly indicating F-1 or J-1 status. You are permitted to enter the US 30 days prior to the start date noted on your I-20/DS-2019 form. You are required to report to and attend the school designated on your visa stamp and I-20/DS-2019 form. For more information please visit the Department of State website (F-1, J-1).
A Note about Bringing Family with you: If you have a spouse and/or children and you want them to accompany you to the U.S., you must let us know when you complete part II of the graduate application. Once they get here, you will need to purchase insurance for all dependents. You have 30 days from their arrival to do so.
Your academic advisor and other University of Delaware representatives will begin communicating with you as soon as you deposit with the University. The main way in which we will communicate with you is through your UD e-mail account. Please set up your account as soon as possible after you have deposited. Instructions for setting up your account and purchasing a computer for campus can be found at www.udel.edu/it/welcome.html
If you are an undergraduate student, your academic advisor may contact you shortly after you deposit with the University of Delaware. He or she will assist you in selecting and registering for courses for the upcomming semester. For graduate students, your department may select courses on your behalf as well. Be sure to set up your University of Delaware e-mail account and check it regularly, as many University representatives will contact you with urgent issues. For undergraduate stduents, you may also check www.udel.edu/students/advisement.html. If you have not received information by August 1 from your academic advisor, please contact him or her immediately.
If you wish to send parcels to the University of Delaware prior to arrival, the parcels must be wrapped securely and marked clearly with your name, c/o General Services Building, Room 110, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-6410, USA. Or you may choose to shop for most necessities when you arrive in town. Please bring sufficient items for personal use as you might not be able to visit the stores here soon after your arrival. DO NOT bring or ship items that are easily available in the U.S. (utensils, food, school supplies etc.).
You should pack clothing with the following thoughts in mind: students in the U.S. tend to dress quite informally. Jeans, T-shirts, shorts, and sweatshirts are all very acceptable to wear around the campus and in class. The weather in Delaware requires both summer and winter clothing. Students have also found it useful and enjoyable to bring the national dress to wear on special occasions. Remember that you will be able to shop for clothing in the U.S. as well. The state of Delaware is “tax-free,” meaning that it does not charge a sales tax on many items, including clothing.
Most students coming to the University of Delaware arrive in the United States at JFK Airport in New York or Newark, New Jersey or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We recommend that you arrive at Philadelphia International Airport (airport code: PHL). If you are flying into New York, you should purchase an add-on ticket to Philadelphia from New York at the time you purchase your ticket to the U.S. It is more convenient and less expensive.
The University of Delaware campus is located in Newark, Delaware. You will need to make additional arrangements to travel from the airport to campus when you arrive in the U.S. Philadelphia International Airport is less than one hour away from campus while JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark International Airports are two/four hours from UD’s campus. Please note that Newark International Airport is in Newark, New Jersey and NOT in Newark, Delaware.
You should make plans to arrive at the University of Delaware on a weekday during normal business hours (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time). You must arrive in time to attend New Student Orientation and government check-in, so read your welcome packet information very carefully.
Undergraduate students can apply for temporary housing or early check-in by contacting Housing Assignment Services (http://www.udel.edu/has/movein/moveinday.html). You should be able to view your housing assignment after August 1 at www.udel.edu/mybluehenhome.Please contact our Housing Assignments Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Jolene Moores will be able to tell you your residence hall assignment.
If you decide not to join the University of Delaware for the semester that you have been admitted, please return the I-20 or DS-2019 form and notify us as soon as possible . Should you decide to postpone your arrival date, please notify us as well as The Office of Graduate & Professional Education (for graduate students) or the Admissions Office (for undergraduate students), so that they can change your matriculation date. The Office of Graduate & Professional Education and the Admissions Office discard all applications of students who do not arrive and do not notify them of a change in plans. It would therefore be necessary for you to reapply.