Get Ready Program

Jump start your first semester


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 residential program for students conditionally admitted to UD who will benefit from close advising and tutoring sessions while earning college credits over the summer.

JULY 13 – AUGUST 14, 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

*Move-in day and orientation are July 12.

Life as a Get Ready Student

The program is more than classes. Students will:

  • Get acclimated to campus

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

  • Engage in specialized mentoring provided by program advisors

  • Build new relationships with instructors and fellow students

  • Live on campus 

  • Enjoy meals in one of the University of Delaware’s dining halls

  • Access a variety of recreational facilities, including the university gym and outdoor pool

Requirements for Get Ready

Students in Get Ready will enroll in at least six credits and are required to participate in all aspects of the program, both academic and social. 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, including but not limited to: drop-in and peer-assisted study sessions
  • Meeting at least three times with a program advisor
  • Living on campus

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


Estimated Program Costs*



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Program Fees (Housing, Dining & Program Costs)



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*Final program costs will be available late spring

**Tuition is assessed at 36% discount off the standard per-credit rate

Financial Aid

Students participating in Get Ready have the option of applying for financial aid for the summer. Students in all programs are considered for general grant funding from UD. Any student interested in being considered for grant assistance should complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA no later than May 1, 2020 for consideration (loans and Federal Pell Grants are available as long as the 2019-2020 FAFSA is completed by June 30, 2020).

Please note: the 2020-2021 FAFSA you may have filed at time of admittance is NOT applicable to this program.

File the FAFSA