Get Ready & UD Scholars 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.



UD Scholars provides select students who have completed Get Ready with academic and personal support until they graduate.



Start of online classes for Get Ready

JULY 8, 2024


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




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, students 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

UD Scholars


The UD Scholars Program is an academic support program designed to provide select students with high levels of support to encourage academic and personal success from the time they enter the University of Delaware until they earn their bachelor’s degree.  UD Scholars participate in the Get Ready Program the summer prior to their first semester. Upon successful completion of the Get Ready Program, UD Scholars receive services such as free individual tutoring, peer mentoring, academic check-ins, and connection to resources.
Admission to UD Scholars is selective and designed for students who are first-generation and/or come from economically under resourced communities. If you have been invited to interview for a spot to join the 2024 cohort, please register through your
My Blue Hen Home portal as soon as possible. If you have questions about UD Scholars, please contact our program coordinator at

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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, including an invitation to a virtual Orientation and Information session.

For questions, please contact the Center for Academic Success at