Finding the Right Fit Begins with Your Help
If you know a student who wants to be challenged by new ideas, connect learning to real life, and make an impact on the world, ask them to consider the University of Delaware.
Connect With Us
Join Our Counselor List
To stay up to date on our application process, campus events, and visits, sign up for our school counselor mailing list.
Independent counselors looking to join the mailing list should email Krystal Santos at Krystals@udel.edu.
Join Us On Slate
Slate.org is a free tool that can help high school counselors with scheduling school visits, view students' application checklists, submit admissions materials and confirm the admissions status of your students. This new platform will streamline our admissions process and improve communication between you and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UD.
Meet Your Representative
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is dedicated to connecting with you personally to help you guide your students through the process. To contact your direct representative, view the Meet Your Counselor map.
UD by the Numbers
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Guiding Your Students to UD
MAJORS AND ACADEMIC INTERESTS
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.
Preparing for College
The college application process kicks off in a student's senior year of high school, but students can take early steps to make it a little less stressful. Share our tips with your students to make sure they're on track to complete their college applications by their senior year.
UD Admissions and Honors College Applications open: August 1
Begin FAFSA Filing: October 1
Early Action Deadline for UD Admissions and Honors College: November 1
Priority Application Deadline: January 15
Early Action Admission decision notification by January 31
Recommended Deadline for FAFSA Filing: January 15
Early Action Honors decision notification by February 15
Priority Application Admission decision notification by mid-March
Priority Application Honors decision notification by April 1
Deposit Deadline: May 1
Transferring Credit to UD
AP & IB Credit Information
Students can earn advanced standing credit in three ways: through the College Board’s Advanced Placement tests, through college credits taken while still in high school and through the International Baccalaureate Program.
Advanced Placements (AP) Exams & International Baccalaureate (IB)
UD will typically grants advanced credit for scores of 4, 5, and in most cases 3 on Advanced Placement exams.
The University of Delaware will consider transfer credit for courses taken at the IB Higher Level when students receive a “4” or higher. Students may transfer no more than a year’s worth of credit in each IB course.
UD accepts credits from other special programs under the following conditions:
- The course must appear on a college transcript and the college must be fully accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency.
- The student should earn a “C” or better in the course.
- The course must be an academic course with an equivalent course offered.
Gap Year Programs at non-U.S. Universities
First-Year students who want to transfer coursework from non-U.S. Gap Year programs before enrolling at UD must submit the official college transcript for evaluation to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)