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How to apply

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Whether you’re applying for an undergraduate, graduate or certificate program, we’ve made the application process easy. All UD Online undergraduate degree programs accept the Common Application, and our graduate and certificate application systems are designed for ease and control so there is no need to send anything by mail.

The Online Application Process


Step 1

Fill out your online application

1. Undergraduate Students: Common Application

2. Graduate Students: Application Management System

Step 2

Submit your academic record/transcripts

1. Undergraduate Students: Submit and link your Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) to send us your high school grades. (Questions? See SRAR FAQs)

Students who are admitted and plan to attend UD will be required to submit official, final high school transcripts.

2. Graduate Students: You will be required to submit one unofficial scanned copy of your transcript or academic record from each school you have attended where you have:

- earned (or will earn) a degree;

- studied for one semester or more;

- earned 12 or more hours of credit; or

- took classes that relate to your graduate study interests.

If an offer of admission is made, UD graduate students must provide their official, final transcripts before the first day of graduate-level classes.

Step 3

Submit test scores if necessary/desired

1. Undergraduate Students: Note on your application that you would like to participate in the Test Optional program. Those who wish to supply scores can self-report their SAT or ACT scores using the SAT code 5811 or ACT code 0634. Students who choose not to submit test scores have the option to submit additional information after applying.

2. Graduate Students: Review your specific program’s requirements for information on submitting the GRE, GMAT or other test scores, if needed.

Step 4

Submit letter(s) of recommendation

1. Undergraduate Students: Provide a school counselor letter or the Common Application secondary school report. Additional letters are considered but not required.

2. Graduate Students: The majority of graduate programs at the University of Delaware require 3 letters of recommendation. See your specific program’s requirements for more information.

Step 5

Review program-specific requirements

1. Undergraduate Students: Common Application

2. Graduate Students: View your program's individual admissions to see any other required application materials.