The University of Delaware is dedicated to making educational and experiential opportunities accessible to the broadest possible range of audiences and participants throughout the state, our nation and the world. 

Pre-college programs

Take College Courses While Still in High School: Qualified high school students have the opportunity to pursue University of Delaware courses through the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies. Also available is dual enrollment, where students currently earn University of Delaware and high school credits.

Reading Skills Programs: Programs for students of all levels designed to help them become stronger readers and better students by focusing on comprehension, reading speed, study skills and reading enjoyment.

SAT and ACT Test Preparation Programs: Designed to help prepare for success in two of the most widely used standardized college entrance exams: the ACT and the SAT.

Edge: A 5-week residential summer school program for academically motivated high school sophomores and juniors

Governor's School for Excellence: This is a one-week summer residential program that brings together academically and artistically talented Delaware high school students who have completed their sophomore year.

FAME/UNITE/MERIT/UD: A 4-week residential program to increase the participation of minorities in engineering and other science professions.

Upward Bound Classic: A free pre-college program for those eligible in the New Castle County, Delaware area which emphasizes preparing students for academic success, leadership growth, and college planning

Upward Bound Math & Science: A pre-college TRIO program for eligible students from Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, with an emphasis in the fields of math and science.

The University of Delaware’s Honors Program has earned a national reputation for both the rigor and creativity of the program and the quality of the students, who are bright, enthusiastic and intellectually curious.

Honors website

Expand your global perspective by participating in a UD Study Abroad program. The Institute for Global Studies coordinates more than 70 programs annually, with a specialization in short term, faculty-led programs. Courses are available from an array of disciplines and fulfill a variety of requirements. Semester-long and exchange programs are also available for students looking to gain more cultural immersion and, if relevant to their course of study, greater language acquisition. Browse our database of programs to see where your next academic adventure may be.

Study Abroad

The Office for International Students and Scholars serves as a critical resource for UD's international community, providing information and support for the challenges of living, studying and working in a different culture, as well as celebrating the presence of international students and scholars on campus and their important contributions to the University's research and teaching missions.


The University of Delaware understands the commitment and sacrifices military members and their families make during their time of service. This is why staff and faculty at the University are committed to helping student veterans and military service members in their transition from military to college life.

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ROTC programs at the University of Delaware offered as part of UD’s curriculum prepare young men and women to become leaders and enable them to grow mentally and physically as an individual while developing lifelong friendships.




Air Force ROTC

The University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension provides educational and advisory services for farmers, 4-H members, families and the community. Whether you're looking for gardening help or family resources, Cooperative Extension can help you out. 

UD Cooperative Extension

University of Delaware offers Osher Lifelong Learning Institute opportunities in Dover, Lewes and Wilmington.

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