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 tutoring sessions while earning college credits over the summer.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As all courses at the University of Delaware have moved online through the end of the spring semester as well as for the Summer Session, Get Ready will also move to an online format, allowing students to participate in much of the programming previously planned. 

Changes to the program are reflected below. 

Start of online classes for Get Ready

JULY 27, 2020

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 two one credit classes held over a four week period hosted online, and will complete the Get Ahead program with a final, one-week on-campus program to orient students to campus and prepare them to be successful in higher education.

Students in Get Ready will:

  • Get a head start, earning college credits at UD 

  • Participate in peer-led sessions and tutoring provided by highly qualified UD students

  • Engage in specialized classes that includes instruction and mentoring provided by University of Delaware faculty and program advocates.

  • Build new relationships with instructors, peer mentors and fellow students


Students in Get Ready will enroll in at two one-credit courses and are required to participate in all aspects of the program. To enroll in the University of Delaware in the fall, students must successfully complete the program. Successful completion is dependent on:

  • Attending and participating in class

  • Satisfying the instructor's expectations

  • attending all required tutoring sessions

  • Meeting at least three times with a program advisor

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

Program Costs

Students will receive a scholarship for all costs associated with online classes. For the on-campus portion of the Get Ready program, there will be a $250 program fee to cover room and board.