First-Year Out-of-State Students

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Applying as a First-Year Out-of-State Student?


At UD, you are more than a student. You're a researcher, explorer and inventor. Whichever one of our 150+ majors you chose, you will find our University is designed for collaboration. Our faculty are committed to connecting with you. 


From the moment you visit our beautiful campus for the first time, you'll feel like you belong here. Our First Year Experience will prepare you for college and help you feel part of the University of Delaware community from the beginning. 


If you are not applying as a first-year out-of-state student, see below:

My Blue Hen Home

After you have submitted your application, login to your personalized My Blue Hen Home account. You’ll find a checklist of application materials and items needed to complete your file. Check back for special invitations and important information related to decisions, financial aid, housing, health and medical forms, placement exams, and more.

My Blue Hen Home

Pursue Your Passion

At UD we have over 150 majors, over 100 minors and over 50 bachelor’s plus accelerated master’s degree programs (4+1 programs). That’s a lot of options, giving you the ability to customize your education. We’ve made it easy for you to compare majors and get an idea of what each of your four years at UD will look like by using our Major Finder.

Major Finder

Graduate Into Greatness

UD’s job and career placement rates have historically been well above the national average, according to data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. View salaries and employment by major, location and more on our outcomes page.



Honors College

Are you looking to expand your intellectual horizons? If you are the type of student who wants to work hard academically, but also be part of a bright and vibrant community of scholars, the UD Honors College is a good fit for you. Regardless of your major, you will find yourself immersed in a world of opportunities from small Honors classes, residence hall programming and more. 



Honors College

Enrichment Opportunities

Scholars and Fellows programs

We know how important it is for you not only to graduate with a strong career pathway, but also to have a competitive edge. We are looking for creative thinkers like you to join one or more of our Scholars and Fellows programs, learning and enrichment experiences that will push the boundaries of your intellectual curiosity while giving you specialized skills and career connections. 

Enrichment Opportunities

World Scholars

Looking to immerse yourself in global study? Our innovative UD World Scholars Program will give you an extraordinary four years, beginning with your first semester abroad in Italy, Spain or New Zealand. You will have specialized coursework, internships, a second study abroad, interaction with key individuals on the international stage, and career guidance and mentorship. There's no other program like it. 


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Test-Optional Policy for 2021

In light of students having difficulties accessing SAT and ACT testing due to COVID-19, students applying to the spring and fall semester of 2021, may choose whether or not to submit their SAT/ACT scores as a part of their admission application.

Students who do not submit test scores as part of the UD application will be required to answer supplemental questions. These essays will be available after you submit your application in your personalized student portal, My Blue Hen Home. If you wish to prepare ahead of time, you may refer to them on our admissions requirements page by clicking the button below.

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Financing Your Degree

College is an investment in both time and money. At the University of Delaware, we guarantee you an excellent education at a great value. We work hard to keep our tuition affordable while maintaining the highest of academic standards. The University of Delaware is annually recognized as one of the best values in higher education for our academic quality and cost.

Financing Your Degree

Meet Your Counselor

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is dedicated to meeting with you personally to guide you through the process. To connect with your direct representative, view the Meet Your Counselor map.

Meet Your Counselor

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A Day in the Blue Hen Life

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