Get Ready Program



The Get Ready program is designed to prepare students for success at UD.  


Coordinated by the Office of Academic Enrichment, Get Ready is a five-week program for students conditionally admitted to UD who will benefit from close advising and academic support while earning college credit over the summer.

Start of online classes for Get Ready

JULY 10, 2023

By accepting your admission to the University of Delaware, you will automatically be registered in the Get Ready program. To accept your admission to UD and the Get Ready program, visit your student portal, My Blue Hen Home, and complete your Admissions Decision Reply Form. 

Deposit deadline: May 1


Students in the Get Ready program will prepare for the academic rigors of UD by getting a head start on courses over the summer. Each student will be registered for a one-credit online class, held over a five-week period. Additionally, students should plan to arrive on campus one week early for the fall semester. On campus they will have a chance to meet their peers and participate in specially designed orientation activities.

Students in Get Ready will:

  • Get a head start earning college credits at UD by enrolling in a college-transition course
  • Participate in peer-led mentoring and free tutoring sessions throughout their first year at UD
  • Work closely with a success coach throughout their first year to ensure a successful transition to UD
  • Have the opportunity to build relationships with UD instructors teaching courses specifically designed to ensure their success
  • Build new relationships with their success coach, peer mentors and fellow students


Students are required to participate in all aspects of the program. To enroll in the University of Delaware in the fall, students must complete the Get Ready program. Successful completion is dependent on:

  • Attending and participating in class

  • Satisfying the instructor's expectations

  • Attending all required mentoring and coaching sessions

Continuing support will be provided to students throughout their first year.

Get Ready students will receive a welcome packet by early June with more program specific information.

For questions, please contact the Center for Academic Success at

Various photos of main campus in the Spring of 2015. - (Evan Krape / University of Delaware)