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

Due to the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Get Ready Program will be offered in an online format during the 2021 summer to ensure the safety of all University of Delaware staff and students.

Start of online classes for Get Ready

JULY 12, 2021

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 on-line classes, held over a five-week period. We are also hoping to provide students who participate in the Get Ready Program the opportunity to arrive on campus early for the fall semester, where they will have a unique 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. Students will be enrolled in a college transition course and a preparing for writing course.
  • Participate in peer-led mentoring and free tutoring sessions during the summer, fall and spring of their first year at UD.
  • During their first-year students will be assigned a success coach who will work closely with them to ensure a successful transition to UD.
  • Students will have the opportunity to build relationships with UD instructors teaching courses specifically designed to ensure their success at UD.
  • 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 tutoring sessions

  • Meeting at least three times with a program advocate

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

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

Program Costs

Session Cost DE Resident Non-Resident
Cost per credit $530 $628
Tuition $1,060 (2 credits) $1,256 (2 credits)
General fees $70 $70
Program fees (free tutoring and specialized support) $150 $150
Full program total $1,280 $1,476

For more information about applying for financial support for this program, contact Sandra McFoy in the Office of Academic Enrichment: