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Important information: Changes to the deposit deadline


After our May 15 deposit deadline, we received requests from students all around the country expressing the need for more time. We hear you and want to ensure that you are not rushed into such an important decision about where to attend college in the fall. After the delays in processing FAFSA and awarding financial aid, many students are only now able to evaluate the different costs of college.

We encourage students to deposit as soon as they are able. Depositing by June 1* will set you up to complete the next steps in a timely fashion, including applying for housing, which has a priority deadline of June 5 (see more details in the FAQs below). When you are ready to become a UD Blue Hen, visit your student portal, My Blue Hen Home.  

If you continue to experience further delays in receiving your financial-aid package, the University will continue to grant extensions via email at

We hope that you are excited to attend UD, and we encourage you to place your deposit and secure your spot in the Class of 2028 as soon as you are able.

If you have any questions about student finances or financial aid at UD, please do not hesitate to visit our website, view our FAQs or contact us on our 4YOU page. If you are ready to make your decision and join the UD Class of 2028, visit your student portal, My Blue Hen Home.


*International students and students admitted to the Associate in Arts Program (AAP) should see FAQs below for additional information on their deposit deadline.

(Updated May 31, 2024)

As students have continued to request additional time to decide, we now suggest students deposit as soon as they are able. Depositing by June 1 (for in-state and out-of-state students starting at UD’s Newark) will position you to meet all subsequent deadlines and next steps, including applying for housing (see the housing FAQ below).

International students and students admitted to the Associate in Arts Program should see additional details in the FAQs below.

(Updated May 31, 2024)

Yes, the deposit deadline has also been extended for transfer students. As the application for transfer students will not close this year until June 1, transfer students will have until June 1 to place their deposit, or two weeks from the date they receive their letter of admission, whichever is later.

Yes. All admitted Associate in Arts Program (AAP) students starting at UD in the fall of 2024 now have a deposit deadline of July 1 due to the delays in the release of FAFSA information impacting our ability to award full aid packages, including awarding the SEED Scholarship.

(Updated May 15, 2024)

Yes, international students who plan to begin classes in the fall of 2024 now have until June 15 to submit their deposit to reserve their spot at UD. 

(Updated May 20, 2024)

This winter, the Department of Education launched the revamped Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to simplify the application for families. Due to these changes, the Department of Education has been delayed in reporting financial data to colleges and universities, therefore delaying the University of Delaware’s ability to release financial aid relying on the FAFSA.

These unprecedented delays have made it extremely difficult for students and families to plan for the cost of college and decide which college is best for them. As the first financial-aid packages relying on the FAFSA will be delivered around mid-April, even the early group of aid recipients will have only a matter of weeks to evaluate, in some cases, various offers from different colleges and decide which school makes the most sense for them financially and academically.

To relieve some of the stress of making such an important decision in such little time, the University of Delaware has moved the deposit deadline, twice, for fall 2024. 

(Updated May 20, 2024)

We encourage you to place your deposit and secure your spot at UD as soon as you are able, ensuring that you are positioned to succeed in the fall by meeting all subsequent deadlines that follow your commitment to UD, including registering for housing, signing up for New Student Orientation and other steps in the spring and summer. See the New Student Checklist for more next steps. Students who need to wait until the end of May to place their deposit should know that many next steps, including registering for housing, have deadlines in early June. Students should address their next steps immediately after depositing. 

(Updated May 20, 2024)

Deadlines that fall immediately after the deposit deadline have been adjusted to support students who need until June 1 to decide. Students who submit their deposit close to or on June 1 should begin immediately to complete their next steps. It is best to check your student portal, My Blue Hen Home, immediately after depositing and begin completing your next steps, starting with setting up your UD email address. New deadlines for committed students are listed below.

Changes to next steps for deposited students:

  • New priority deadline for freshman housing application: June 5, 2024 at 5 p.m.

(Updated May 20, 2024)

Students should complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as they are able. Those who need to make corrections should continue to work with the Department of Education. Most students who have completed their FAFSA should have received their full financial-aid package in April.

Once finalized, financial-aid offers are mailed to students and are available on their student portal, My Blue Hen Home. As full aid packages are dependent on a FAFSA review, and given the Department of Education’s FAFSA errors and delivery of incomplete information, the release of some aid offers may continue to be delayed. 

If you have questions about student finances or financial aid at UD, please do not hesitate to visit our website, view our FAQs or contact us on our 4YOU page.

(Updated May 20, 2024)

Students who have not received their full financial-aid package, including aid dependent on the FAFSA, can request an extension to the admissions deposit deadline by emailing

Housing is guaranteed to all freshmen who apply. Housing is not assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, but all students who apply for housing by the newly updated priority deadline of 5 p.m. on June 5 will receive priority consideration for placement. Students have through this date to request roommates, apply for living-learning communities, indicate room preferences and submit accommodation requests through Disability Support Services. A more limited application remains open and housing continues to be guaranteed after June 5.

Freshman students are randomly assigned to residence halls across campus with the majority being housed in double rooms (two students to a room) and approximately 25% housed in triple rooms (three students to a room). Students can be assigned to traditional-style halls or suite-style halls. All students in residence halls are required to have a meal plan. Visit the Residence Life and Housing website for more information.

(Updated May 20, 2024)

After May 15 and through June 1, admitted students wishing to enroll in the World Scholars Program will be considered for the Athens site only.

Students wishing to enroll in the UD World Scholars Program are expected to complete the appropriate forms on their student portal, My Blue Hen Home, and must submit two online deposits, including $500 to confirm enrollment at UD and $500 to secure a space in the World Scholars Program. Both deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to the student’s fall semester bill. The UD Center for Global Programs and Services will then work with students on the visa application for their freshman fall site (Greece, Italy, New Zealand or Spain) to ensure that students have the appropriate documentation in time for their departure from the U.S. For more information, contact

Students applying for World Scholars will not complete the housing application for on-campus housing at this time. Instead, World Scholars will receive guidance from Residence Life and Housing during the fall regarding their on-campus housing for the spring semester.

(Updated May 20, 2024)

In order to start the process to receive a Form I-20 or DS-2019 for your visa appointment at a U.S consulate or embassy abroad, you will first need to make a deposit. Once you deposit, you will submit your request for a Form I-20 or DS-2019 to the Center for Global Programs and Services.  

Information about visa appointments are available on the Visa Wait Times website. We also recommend that you reach out to your respective U.S. embassy or consulate for further details as information varies regarding openings. For more information, please contact

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If you have credits from APs, IBs, CLEP exams or dual enrollment, you may receive credit for a standard UD course, elective credit, or both. Read more about which test scores will transfer and more on our Registrar's Test Credit webpage.


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Now that you're admitted, get to know your new home and take advantage of all that we have to offer on campus, around Newark and beyond. 

Downtown Newark

Main Street in downtown Newark is home to over 75 restaurants and local businesses and runs through the center of our campus. Stroll over to Main Street after class to grab a bite to eat, see a movie, purchase some supplies or UD swag at our campus bookstore, or even pick up some groceries. You'll likely find your favorite coffee shop for study sessions, too.

UDairy Creamery

Our UDairy Creamery, right on campus, offers a wide variety of flavors for any ice-cream lover, along with cheese curds and other products from our 350 acre farm. Choose from many year-round or seasonal flavors served in our dining halls and the UDairy store near the stadium. Admitted to the Associate in Arts Program? We also have a UDairy location in Wilmington on Market Street.

Lil Bob Gym

UD has a gym right on campus, free to use with your student ID. Climb our rock wall, swim in our indoor pool, run the indoor track upstairs, or even take fitness classes with your friends taught by certified instructors.

Christiana Mall

Just a short drive from campus, the Christiana Mall offers many different stores, eateries and entertainment options. You can drive to the mall or take the DART shuttle bus, which runs regularly from campus.

White Clay Creek State Park

Adjacent to our campus, White Clay Creek State Park offers scenic views and trails for hiking, running and biking for those looking to stay active outdoors.

I-95, Amtrak and Megabus

With our own Megabus stop and Amtrak station right on campus, the East Coast becomes your campus. Easily take the bus or train to any major city, like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington, DC. Perfect for weekend trips with friends or balancing an internship with your classes.

1743 Welcome Days

Enjoy your first weekend on campus with activities like our headphone disco, "where's my class" tours, and the Twilight Induction Ceremony.

Involvement Fair

Join us on the Green to meet with many of our 400+ clubs and registered student organizations to learn more about ways to get involved at UD.

UD Athletics

Get excited to cheer on our Fightin' Blue Hens at Delaware Stadium during football season. Or catch a game of field hockey at Fred P. Rullo Stadium. You can refer to all athletics schedules on and get tickets today!

Apply to be a Tour Guide

Love UD? You can apply to be a Blue Hen Ambassador, our student tour guides, and share your passion and involvement with prospective students and families.

Parents and Family Weekend

It's never too early to start making plans for Parents and Family Weekend. Choose from a host of events, including a comedy show, football game, coffee with the deans and more.


Celebrate UD's homecoming, where we welcome our alumni back to campus for a football game, pep rally, and more.

Fall Concert

Enjoy a concert at the Bob Carpenter Sports Center with your friends! You can purchase tickets at the box office in Trabant University Center for a low rate with your student ID.

Fred Rust Ice Arena

Enjoy some music and ice skating at our Fred Rust Ice Arena. Multiple free skate sessions are offered to students and the campus community.

Winter Session

Want to get ahead on a couple of classes? UD offers a five-week optional Winter Session for you to take classes on campus.

Study Abroad

In addition to our full-semester study abroad programs in the fall and spring semesters, the Institute for Global Studies offers roughly 40 programs that run during our five-week Winter Session. Explore the world with fellow Blue Hens and UD faculty during the month of January, and return to campus in time to start the spring semester.


Join your fellow Blue Hens at the Bob Carpenter sports complex to dance the day away and raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Our students lead fundraising efforts year-round to benefit the B+ Foundation.

UD Alternative Breaks (UDaB)

Do you want to find new ways to give back to your community? Join a community of Blue Hens who love service by going on a UDaB trip during your spring break. Travel to one of many locations around the country and give a hand to organizations that need your help.

I Heart UD Day

Join the campus community on The Green for a day dedicated to UD pride. Write thank-you cards to UD donors, get a scoop of UDairy ice cream, commemorate the day by snapping a photo in the photo booth, and win some fun giveaway items.

Ag Day

Celebrate Ag Day on our 350-acre farm right on campus. Learn more about our agriculture programs, tour the farm, enjoy performances and meet some animals.

Summer Scholars

Want to get paid to do research in your field? Consider applying to Summer Scholars and spend the summer on campus researching alongside UD faculty and peers. Open to all majors, this is a great opportunity to gain valuable research experience as an undergraduate.

Delaware Beaches

Take advantage of the beautiful beaches of southern Delaware, less than two hours from campus. Explore Bethany, Dewey or Rehoboth Beach, along with Cape Henlopen State Park, and enjoy the warm weather.

UD Pool

Taking summer classes? You can spend your down time at the UD pool, open to UD students and community members. After taking a dip, visit the UDairy Creamery, conveniently located nearby, and treat yourself to a sweet dessert!

Parents and Family Weekend for family fest indoor tailgate in Bob Carpenter center, October 14th, 2017.

Families of New Blue Hens

Our Division of Student Life is dedicated to parents, families and supporters of Blue Hens and we invite you to be a part of our vibrant community here at UD. Learn more about family involvement on our Parents and Families Engagement page.


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