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What does opportunity ? mean to you Getting the promotion Iâ€™ve worked so hard for. Finding a way to balance earning my degree with my busy life. Being able to afford my tuition. Being known by my name, not as a number. Learning from instructors with real-world experience. Getting credit for classes I took at my old school. Earning the credentials to be a leader in my field. What does opportunity ? mean to you The chance to go after my dreams. At Wilmington University opportunity means... Transformation. Progress. The chance to pursue your career and become a leader. A teacher. An innovator. It’s not just about meeting your potential, it’s about exceeding it. We’re different. And proud of it. Our focus is on making sure everyone has the chance to reach their goals and become leaders in their professions. We empower students to overcome obstacles and earn a degree in a way that fits their lives. WilmU students have the opportunity to choose programs that emphasize in-demand skills that employers need. They benefit from the promise that their tuition won’t skyrocket from year to year. And they know that their potential is measured by what they do and who they are—not just by the score they earn on a standardized test. That’s the difference at Wilmington University. Experience it for yourself. 4 5 lt’s your education. Make it fit your life. Our students have many commitments. From full-time jobs to kids and volunteer work, there’s always something else competing with schoolwork. We understand. That’s why we help you balance the responsibilities of every day life with the rigors of earning a degree. Courses start every eight weeks. Wilmington University courses are offered in seven-week, 15-week, or weekend modular formats. Taking classes in seven-week block format means you can concentrate on fewer classes at one time, but still move quickly through your program. You can also choose from courses offered during the day, in the evening, or over the weekend. Most programs offer options to help you customize your course schedule. Online or in the classroom. It’s your choice whether you want to take courses entirely in the classroom, 100% online, or a hybrid of the two. 6 To learn about course formats and schedules visit: wilmu.edu/Flexible 7 Where exactly is Wilmington University? everywhere. Find the most convenient WilmU location. Wilmington University has many locations throughout the region, conveniently located near the area’s major cities. Whether your commute takes you up and down the I-95 corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia, or southbound through Dover and the Delaware shorepoints, you can still access the same industry-leading degree programs. Entertainment, history and some of the country’s best restaurants— not to mention the Big Apple and our nation’s Capitol—are all within reach! Dover Burlington County College Cumberland County College Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Wilson Graduate Center baltimore pennsylvania philadelphia wilmington Burlington County College (Mt. Laurel) Brandywine Wilson Graduate Center Cecil College â€“Elkton Station Salem Community College (Carneys Point) New Castle Campus new jersey Cumberland County College (Vineland) Middletown maryland Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Dover Dover Air Force Base delaware and Rehoboth Beach Georgetown New Castle Campus % 100 online! 9 Learn anywhere, on your time. Wilmington University’s online courses and programs combine the same quality, real-world academics with the convenience to learn wherever—and whenever— it’s most convenient for you. Programs are fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and adhere to the same rigorous academic standards as our face-to-face courses. Wilmington University’s online degree programs offer a practical learning experience that combines media-rich teaching methods with industry-leading theory to help you gain the skills you need for career advancement. Students in online programs take the same courses, often taught by the same instructors, as the students at our bricks-and-mortar locations, and our online faculty members use the same career-oriented curriculum to provide students with the academic experience they expect. I appreciate that Wilmington University thought about the working adult and allows us to attend school wherever we are.” Alicia Blanding B.S. in Organizational Management, 2014 scan to watch a video featuring online students and faculty or visit wilmu.edu/Online For a complete list of 100% online programs 10 visit: wilmu.edu/Online Services for Online Students Wilmington University online students have access to the same support services as our on-campus students, delivered in an accessible online format, including: Tutoring Advising Library Resources Job Fairs and Other Career Services Textbook Purchase 11 partner schools Anne Arundel Community College Atlantic Cape Community College Beebe School of Nursing Bucks County College Burlington County College Camden County College Cecil College Chesapeake College Community College of the Air Force Community College of Baltimore County Community College of Philadelphia Cumberland County College Delaware County Community College Delaware Technical and Community College Gloucester County College Harcum College Get credit for your credits. You shouldn’t have to pay for your education twice. Many of our transfer students start with enough credits to be over halfway through with their bachelor’s degree programs. Whether you’ve taken a few classes or you already hold an associate degree, your transition to Wilmington University is guaranteed to be seamless. Accelerated options are also available, so you may be closer to graduation than you think! See how your credits transfer. Our Credit Transfer Tool lets you see how your courses will transfer into your Wilmington University bachelor’s degree program. To try it yourself visit: wilmu.edu/TransferTool Harford Community College Student Spotlight: Maria Harrisburg Area Community College Maria Cahill didn’t want to compromise when she decided to transfer to be closer to Howard Community College home. She knew she wanted small classes, individual attention, and affordable tuition. Ivy Bridge College Montgomery Community College Northampton Community College Pennsylvania Institute of Technology lt’s so personalized, but at the same time, you get this incredible education.” Prince George’s Community College Raritan Valley Community College Didn’t attend a partner school? Don’t worry! WilmU advisors will work with you to make the transition process seamless and maximize your transfer credits from any accredited institution. Maria Cahill B.S. in Marketing student scan to watch Maria’s Story or visit wilmu.edu/MyStory Transfer 75 credits up to toward a bachelorâ€™s degree. To learn about credit transfer visit: wilmu.edu/Transfer 13 Your education is valuable. Shouldn’t it also be affordable? Wilmington University is committed to keeping costs low, without significant increases. Our programs are among the most affordable in the region and all WilmU students pay the same in-state tuition rate, regardless of where they live. Paying for School Earning a college degree is an investment in your future, but you shouldn’t have to break the bank to pay for it. WilmU’s Financial Aid department provides all the resources and support you need to be able to pay for your education. Scholarship Opportunities Wilmington University awards a number of institutional scholarships each year. Students are also encouraged to seek out and apply for scholarships offered by community and local organizations. Have questions about financial aid? Ask the University Information Center. Call: 1-877-967-5464 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: wilmu.edu/FinancialAid Compare our tuition to regional schools at wilmu.edu/Value. For information about financial aid visit: wilmu.edu/PayingForSchool 14 TUITION COMPARISON Out–of–State Students Rates based on 3 credits (2012 Academic Year) In–State Students Wilmington University (New Castle) $ 966 Delaware State University $ 982 West Chester University of Pennsylvania In and Out ofState Students $ 2,025 $ 2,308 $ 1,078 Immaculata University $ 1,410 University of Delaware $ 1,429 Rowan University $ 1,451 $ 3,565 $ 2,357 $ 2,795 $ 1,532 Rutgers (Camden) $ 1,643 Neumann University $ 2,736 Wesley College $ 3,696 Widener University $ 1,000 $ 2,000 $ 3,000 $ 4,000 15 Learn from real-world faculty. Wilmington University faculty are dedicated professionals with superior credentials. They are leaders in their fields, with real-world experience and connections. Each faculty member is dedicated to preparing you for your career. Our programs combine hands-on teaching methods and industry-leading theory to help you build the skills you need for career advancement. Youâ€™ll get to know your classmates and build a network of peers and professionals to support your career. Brad Bower Instructor, College of Technology Gina Harrison Instructor, College of Education 18 16 undergraduate programs C ollege of arts Associate of Arts (A.A.) General Studies and sciences Imagine taking courses that combine your passion for storytelling or history with concepts that expand your worldview. College of Arts and Sciences courses provide a broad and versatile education that opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities. Students in every degree program can individualize their educational experience with courses and minors in history, literature, science, and math. Arts and Sciences professors relate concepts and theories to real-world situations. WilmU General Studies programs allow students to focus on areas of interest and prepare for successful careers, while Arts and Sciences minors provide the opportunity to pursue a specific passion or interest. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Communication Integrated Marketing Media Communications General Studies Minors Art History Literature Mathematics Natural Science Degree program available 100% online distinguished faculty Leland Kimball M.A., University of Pennsylvania Director of Opera Delaware Professor, Humanities Billie Travalini M.A., Temple University l always knew that l wanted to be an entrepreneur. WilmU’s General Studies program allowed me to choose classes in different fields, like business and marketing, that were important in my journey of opening my own fitness center.” Nic DeCaire Owner, Fusion Fitness Center B.S. in General Studies, 2004 Published author, “Bloodsisters” Professor, English Composition Ciro Poppiti A.B., Princeton University J.D., Widener University Register of Wills, New Castle County and Founding Chairman of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture Instructor, Humanities Andy Elsedoudi, M.D., Ph.D. B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Chemistry and Physics, Alexandria University M.D., Ross University To learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences visit: wilmu.edu/ArtsandSciences Published Author, “We Are Alone” and “It is Only a Warning” Professor, Science 17 distinguished faculty Aliston Thomas, Ph.D. Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Worldwide Marketing Director, Agilent Technologies C ollege of business Professor, DBA 7100 Organizational Strategy and Policy Wes Clayton, M.D. M.D., Thomas Jefferson University Surgeon, Christiana Care Professor, M.B.A./M.S.M. in Health Care Administration Maria Hess, Ed.D. Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership, Wilmington University Editor-in-Chief, Delaware Today Magazine Professor, Marketing Communications, Salesmanship, and Communications Law Wilmington University’s College of Business combines theory with practice in a wide array of professional business programs. Students learn to analyze contemporary business challenges and create innovative solutions. WilmU prepares students for leadership roles as business innovators. Programs are aligned with professional standards to ensure that our graduates are always up to date on the most advanced information in their field. Faculty members bring a wealth of real-world experience and networking opportunities to the classroom. Take a look at the complete list of program offerings to see the wide range of specialties available. David Demski, M.B.A. M.B.A., University of Delaware Sales Development Manager, DuPont Packaging Graphics Professor, e-Commerce, Global Business Management, Organizational Behavior My master’s degree in Organizational Leadership helps me better serve my students and colleagues. The professors at WilmU bring their real-life experiences into the classroom. l was able to immediately apply things l learned in class right into my workplace.” Richard Potter Director of Multicultural Affairs, Chesapeake College M.S.M. in Organizational Leadership, 2011 18 undergraduate programs Professional Certification Option Students who have attained certain professional certifications may be eligible to receive graduate-level credit for their training. Examples include Certified Public Accountant, Certified Production and Inventory Manager, Certified Financial Planner, Six Sigma Green or Black Belt, and Senior Professional HR Manager. Networking Options and Honor Societies Wilmington Universityâ€™s honor societies and student organizations allow members to connect with other emerging professionals in their fields. Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Minors Accounting Global Management Accounting and Finance Finance Business Management Professional Aeronautics Human Resource Management Finance Management Information Systems Human Resource Management Marketing Certificates Organizational Management Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Sports Management Post Bachelorâ€™s Accounting Environmental Sustainability graduate programs Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Master of Science (M.S.) Business Administration Accounting Environmental Sustainability Accounting Finance Homeland Security Management Information Systems Marketing Management Organizational Leadership Training and Staff Development Certificates of Advance Study Finance visit: wilmu.edu/Business Human Resource Management Training and Staff Development Health Care Administration To learn more about the College of Business Business Management Information Systems Management Health Care Administration Homeland Security Human Resource Management Management Information Systems Marketing Military Leadership Organizational Leadership Public Administration Sports Management Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) Business Administration Degree program available 100% online distinguished faculty Joseph Massare, Ed.D. Ed.D. in Innovation and Leadership, Wilmington University M.S. in School Administration, Villanova University Superintendent, Penns GroveCarneys Point School District Professor, Ed.D. and M.Ed. in School Leadership Wayne Hartschuh, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Arizona State University Professor, EDT 6010 Instructional Applications of Technology Kae Keister Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University M.Ed., Salisbury University Chair and Associate Professor, Elementary Education Sandra Williamson, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Kent State University M.Ed., Salisbury University Member, Delaware DOE Gifted & Talented Advisory Committee C ollege of education Wilmington University’s College of Education provides the next generation of teachers and administrators with the tools they need to educate students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnic groups, and ability levels. Programs emphasize hands-on classroom experience, allowing students to gain experience in effectively managing classrooms and leading schools. We believe that excellent educators must also be learners, sharing challenging ideas and successful practices with their colleagues. Our graduates interact with parents and the community as they become professional partners, creating stimulating environments for learning. Certification Options Future teachers earning bachelor’s degrees will graduate meeting the requirements for teaching certification. Students who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field can take advantage of master’s degrees with certification options in order to qualify for teaching certification. Chair and Associate Professor, Applied Technology in Education My doctorate from Wilmington University gave me the ability to be an innovator for student and staff success in my school district. Now, as an adjunct professor, l am able to share my experiences with WilmU students, so they too can be innovative and creative leaders for change.” Dr. Joseph Massare Superintendent, Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District Ed.D. in Innovation and Leadership, 2004 20 undergraduate programs Associate of Science (A.S.) Early Childhood Education The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preparation An NCATE Accredited Institution Award-Winning Graduates Many Wilmington University College of Education graduates have had the honor of being named Teacher of the Year, including: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Career and Technical Education Early Care and Education (Birth–Grade 2) Elementary Education (Grades K–6) Middle Level Education (Grades 6–8) Kimberly Oliver Burnim, National Teacher of the Year 2006 M.Ed. in Primary Education, 2000 Amber Augustus, Delaware Teacher of the Year 2012 M.Ed. in Elementary Education, 2005 Joseph Masiello, Delaware Teacher of the Year 2011 M.Ed. in Leadership and Innovation, 1991 Dr. Jessica Ippolito, Delsea Regional High School (New Jersey) Teacher of the Year 2012 Ed.D. in Innovation and Leadership, 2011 graduate programs Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Secondary Teaching (Grades 7–12) Master of Education (M.Ed.) Graduate Highly Qualified Graduates of Wilmington University’s teacher preparation programs meet the education requirements for “Highly Qualified” status in the State of Delaware. Networking Options and Honor Societies Wilmington University’s honor societies and student organizations allow members to connect with other emerging professionals in their fields. Kappa Delta Pi, Chi Phi Chapter International Honor Society in Education The Reading Association The Friendship Alliance Applied Technology in Education Career and Technical Education Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Elementary Studies ESOL Literacy Instruction: Gifted and Talented Instruction: Teaching and Learning Instruction: Teacher of Reading Reading Reading /ESOL Literacy School Leadership Special Education Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Educational Leadership Higher Education Leadership Organizational Leadership To learn more about the College of Education visit: wilmu.edu/Education Degree program available 100% online distinguished faculty Dot Baker, Ed.D. Ed.D. and M.S.N., University of Delaware Professor, Bachelor of Science in Nursing program Kara DiCecco, M.S.N. M.S.N., Wilmington University Assistant Professor and Chair, Master of Science in Nursing Leadership Felicia Jones-Haskins, M.S.N. M.S.N. and Ph.D. candidate, Widener University Assistant Professor and Chair, Allied Health Melody Randle, D.N.P. D.N.P., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Nursing (UMDNJ-SON) M.S.N., Widener University Assistant Professor and Chair, Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Barbara Sartell, Ed.D. Ed.D., Wilmington University M.S.N., University of Delaware Professor, Master of Science in Nursing C ollege of health professions An advanced degree opens the door to many new opportunities and increased earning potential within the growing health care industry. Wilmington Universityâ€™s College of Health Professions offers programs designed to provide nurses and health care professionals with the credentials and sought-after experience necessary to remain competitive in the marketplace. Programs emphasize the role of nurse as educator, as students are trained to connect with and educate their patients and families, caregivers, and other nurses. Flexible Schedules for Nurses We understand the needs of working nurses, who are often already balancing 12-hour shifts with personal commitments. Each program offers full-time and part-time options in day, evening, and weekend formats. Many programs are even offered 100% online. Angela Steele-Tilton, M.S.N. M.S.N., Wilmington University Assistant Professor and Chair, R.N. to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Elizabeth L. Thomas-Bauer, D.N.P. D.N.P., Widener University M.S.N., Columbia University Assistant Professor, Master of Science in Nursing My Wilmington University instructors provided a strong foundation in leadership and education principles. l continue to grow as a leader and incorporate these principles at unit and institutional levels.â€? Veronica Wilbur, Ph.D. Ph.D. and M.S.N., Widener University Associate Professor and Chair, Doctor of Nursing Practice 24 Patricia Casals, R.N., M.S.N. Medical-Surgical Administrator, Pocono Medical Center M.S.N. in Nursing Leadership, 2008 | B.S.N., 2004 undergraduate programs Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Allied Health Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) R.N. to B.S.N. R.N. to B.S.N. Pathway Certificates Hispanic Cultural Certificate CCNE-Accredited Programs Wilmington University nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Special Programs The Wilmington University College of Health Professions offers several specialized programs to meet the specific needs of certain health care professionals. graduate programs Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) B.S. in Allied Health Transfer up to 75 credits from an associate degree in an allied health field. Nursing Leadership Educator R.N. to B.S.N. Pathway or B.S.N. to M.S.N. Accelerated Option These programs are for students who have completed basic nursing education along with a bachelor’s degree in another field. Nurse Practitioner Networking Options and Honor Societies Wilmington University’s honor societies allow members to connect with other emerging professionals in their fields. Post-Bachelor’s Certificate Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Nurse Practitioner Executive Practice Legal Nurse Consultant Adult/Gerontology Family Dual Degree: M.S.N. with M.S. or M.B.A. in Health Care Administration Legal Nurse Consultant Post-Master’s Certificate Nursing Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) To learn more about the College of Health Professions visit: wilmu.edu/Health Degree program available 100% online distinguished faculty James Walsh, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling, Loyola College in Maryland Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling C ollege of social and behavioral sciences Lewis Schiliro, J.D. J.D., Cleveland State University Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security, State of Delaware Former Director, FBI (retired), New York field office Professor, Administration of Justice Dave Hall, J.D. J.D., University of Pennsylvania M.B.A., Yale University Assistant United States Attorney Professor, Master of Science in Homeland Security Patrice Gilliam-Johnson, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, University of Maryland Wilmington University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is the largest and most diverse of our six colleges, offering degrees in everything from human services fields, psychology, political science and public policy to legal studies, criminal justice and homeland security. Through their multi-disciplinary education, graduates from the college will gain the skills necessary to positively impact their communities. Programs emphasize ethical practice and professional development to ensure graduates are always up to date on the most advanced information in their field. Students can customize their programs by adding minors, concentrations, or certificates. Chair, Organizational Dynamics Judith Ramirez, Ed.D. Ed.D. in Innovation and Leadership, Wilmington University Manager of Psychosocial Services and Outreach, Turnell Cancer Center One of my professional goals is to become a supervisor and continue to provide the highest level of service to those in need. Obtaining my master’s degree from Wilmington University has certainly kept me on track with my career aspirations.” Professor, Psychology Noel Mazade, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Social Welfare Policy, University of Pittsburgh Professor, Psychology Lem X. Burnham, Ph.D., Ph.D. in Psychology/ PsychoEducational Processes, Temple University Professor, Psychology 24 Cpl/1 Melissa Jaffe Delaware State Trooper M.S. in Administration of Justice, 2005 undergraduate programs Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Behavioral Science Criminal Justice Government and Public Policy Legal Studies Organizational Dynamics Psychology Networking Options and Honor Societies Minors Military Science (Air Force/Army) Wilmington Universityâ€™s honor societies and student organizations allow members to connect with other emerging professionals in their fields. Alpha Phi Sigma Eta Beta Criminal Justice National Honor Society Pi Gamma Mu Behavioral Science Honor Society Lambda Epsilon Chi Paralegal Honor Society Tau Upsilon Alpha Human Services Honor Society Behavioral Science Club Civic Service League Criminal Justice Association Organizational Dynamics (OD) Network Psychology Club Political Science Certificates Child Advocacy Studies Conflict Resolution Criminal Justice Legal Studies graduate programs Master of Science (M.S.) Administration of Human Services Administration of Justice Criminal Behavior Homeland Security Leadership and Administration Clinical Mental Health Counseling Homeland Security Information Assurance Organizational Leadership Safety and Security Post-Masterâ€™s Certificates Child and Family Counseling Homeland Security Mental Health Counseling To learn more about the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences visit: wilmu.edu/BehavioralScience Degree program available 100% online distinguished faculty Nancy McDonald, M.B.A. M.B.A., Widener University Chief Information Officer, DuPont Engineering Chair, Information Systems Management and Web Information Systems Charles Poplos, Ed.D. Ed.D., Wilmington University M.P.A., Angelo State University Former President, Project Management Institute, Delaware Valley Chapter Professor, Information Systems Technologies Mark Hufe M.S. in Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology B.S. in Computer Science, Hofstra University Board of Directors, National Colloquium of Information Security Systems Educators C ollege of technology As digital technologies expand, new career opportunities are emerging in information technology, creative design, and web communications. Wilmington University’s College of Technology trains students to become the next wave of innovative experts in these fields. Faculty with real-world experience provide an interactive, hands-on experience with the latest practices and software solutions. Information technology students learn networking and software solutions for the strategic, operational, and management aspects of technology. Design students take their education into the studio, exploring composition and medium through a variety of applications, including game design, photography, filmmaking, multimedia design, and studio production. Chair, Computer and Network Security Brad Bower Professional Photojournalist, Associated Press Professor, Photography The instructors at Wilmington University gave me a different perspective on the cyber security field. I now have a new interest in digital forensics— something I never considered before.” Janilsa Alejo de Smith B.S. in Computer and Network Security student 28 26 undergraduate programs Associate of Science (A.S.) Media Art, Design, and Technology Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Computer and Network Security Game Design and Development State-of-the-Art Facilities The College of Technology houses high tech computer labs and fully equipped studios that simulate a professional setting. Future IT professionals and designers alike benefit from the latest software and equipment, better preparing them to enter the work force. An Academic Powerhouse After rigorous evaluations, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have named Wilmington University a Center for Academic Excellence. Students in the Computer and Network Security and Information Assurance programs will graduate certified to meet the federal training requirements for Information Systems Security Professionals and Systems Administrators. Networking Options and Honor Societies Wilmington Universityâ€™s honor societies and student organizations allow members to connect with other emerging professionals in their fields. Epsilon Pi Tau International Honor Society for Technology Information Systems Management Media Design Digital Publishing Multimedia Photography Video and Motion Graphics Motion Graphics and 3D Digital Film-Making Visual Effects Web Information Systems Minors Drama Certificates Web Application Development graduate programs Master of Science (M.S.) Information Systems Technologies Corporate Training Skills Information Assurance Internet and Web Page Design Management and Management Information Systems Cyber Wildcats Game Club Digital Film Making Club Photography Club To learn more about the College of Technology visit: wilmu.edu/Technology Degree program available 100% online At WilmU, it’s personal. We never want to forget what it’s all about: the students.” Dr. Jack P. Varsalona, Wilmington University President We take things personally around here. That’s one of the things our students love about us. There’s always a friendly staff member to talk to if you need help getting registered or if you have questions about your program. Even though we have over 16,000 enrolled students, we bring personal attention into the classroom, maintaining an average class size of just 17 students. 28 average class size: students 29 30 There is no “typical student” at WilmU. Our students come here from all over the country and the world because they know that whatever their backgrounds, whatever challenges they’ve had to overcome— academically, in their personal life, or at work—Wilmington University faculty and staff will do whatever it takes to help them be successful. over 16,000 students enrolled 48 states and 87countries from % 60 undergraduate students % 40 graduate students 31 Don’t worry. We’re here to help. Although many students attend WilmU right out of high school, for others it’s been a while since they’ve been in a classroom. The idea can be intimidating. Others wonder about navigating the financial aid process and registering for courses, or whether they’re up-to-date with the latest technology. WilmU’s dedicated advisors, mentors, and tutors are here to answer your questions about courses, help you figure out that statistics formula, or provide assistance with the term paper you’re already dreading. Our computer labs are staffed with knowledgeable proctors who can help answer your questions. We even offer online tutoring and orientations for students who can’t make it to campus. Focus on Your Future The Student Success Center offers a wide range of services that will help you achieve academic success. Whether you are an incoming freshman, a returning adult student, a transfer student, or a graduate student, the SSC can provide you with the support and resources you need to achieve your goals. Student Support Services Online Tutoring English as a Second Language Tutoring Workshops and Seminars Walk-In Math and Writing Labs Praxis Help Peer Mentoring Program Career Services For more information about services 32 visit: wilmu.edu/SSC Dedicated to those who serve. Wilmington University appreciates the dedication of our countryâ€™s service members and strives to serve the unique educational needs of military students. We accept credit for military training and offer a discounted tuition rate for active duty service members. Military students can get involved with WilmUâ€™s Military/Veteran Student Organization or participate in support groups and events designed especially for service members, veterans, and their families. Military Affiliations Air University CLEP/DSST ConAP Dover Air Force Base Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) For more information on military services Transfer 90 credits up to visit: wilmu.edu/Military military-friendly Yellow Ribbon program participant for active duty service members. 33 Wildcats know how to have fun! College isn’t only about going to class and getting good grades. You have to take a break and enjoy yourself, too! At Wilmington University, there’s always something going on, whether it’s a bus trip to the Big Apple, showing your school spirit at HoopFest, or just hanging out in the new Student Center for a Wii bowling tournament or foosball game. Join your fellow students on trips to Baltimore and Washington D.C., or at the ballpark supporting your favorite hometown team! Get involved with one of WilmU’s student clubs or organizations. If there isn’t a club you’re interested in, propose a new one! The Student Government Association and Student Life staff can help you get it started. 34 To learn more about Student Life visit: wilmu.edu/StudentLife 35 Welcome to Wildcat country! Feel the excitement and pride of watching your team battle it out against NCAA Division II rivals. Wildcat athletes perform at the highest level, both in the game and in the classroom, maintaining an average GPA of 3.2. They are serious competitors, who thrive on the support of their classmates and community. Attend a game at the new, state-of-the-art athletics facility and feel the excitement of Wildcat Pride! Wildcat Teams Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Cheerleading Cross Country Golf Women’s Lacrosse Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Softball Volleyball To view athletics schedules visit: wilmu.edu/Athletics 36 37 Our students change lives. WilmU students love getting involved. Whether it’s at school or in their communities, Wildcats are everywhere. It’s our way of life. Students, faculty, and staff come together to support causes, participating side-by-side in food drives and charity 5k runs or even stretching their limits on the 175-mile Bike to the Bay in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Our students continue to pay it forward after graduation, supporting local organizations and working to improve their school–and their community. We’re proud of our students, and everything they do to give back to the community. 38 Alternative Spring Break Spend your spring break making friends and improving the lives of the less fortunate. Each spring, Wilmington University students do just that. Last year, the Alternative Spring Breakers spent a week with the St. Bernard Project, building houses for hurricane victims in New Orleans. 39 WilmU at work. Wilmington Universityâ€™s Office of Career Services provides a wealth of free resources and services to help students and alumni with career development, planning and placement. Our career counselors will help bridge your education and life experiences with your professional goals, to prepare you for a successful career after graduation. We also host a variety of career and networking events throughout the year to give you an extra advantage in the competitive job market. Career Resources Career Assessments Career Fairs Electronic Job Posting Board Interview Skills Development Resume and Cover Letter Reviews For more information about career services visit: wilmu.edu/CareerServices 40 Connect with WilmU alumni. alumni workplaces Amtrak Astra Zeneca Bank of America As a graduate of Wilmington University, you’ll join a network of over 35,000 alumni who are already working in the field, at local and global organizations. WilmU alumni know the value of your education and the importance of getting your foot in the door. Our alumni are involved across the country, hosting networking, social, and community outreach events to stay connected with their alma mater. Bay Health Medical Center WilmU alumni are also provided with special offers and exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services. Funds raised through these programs help generate revenue for University student scholarships. Crozier Keystone Health Network Learn more about the Alumni Association at: DuPont Industries Boeing Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Christiana Care Health System Citizens Bank Conde Nast Cytec Engineered Materials Department of Justice GE Aircraft Engineers facebook.com/wilmuAlumni Gore IBM search “Wilmington University” IMS Health ING Direct J.P. Morgan Chase Keller-Williams Realty Kraft Foods McGraw-Hill Publishing Pepco Holdings Perdue Farms PGA Tour To connect with the Alumni Association visit: wilmu.edu/Alumni Proctor & Gamble State of Delaware U.S. Department of Defense Wicomico County personalized education. affordable tuition. Thatâ€™s the difference at WilmU. Get started today! Submit your applicationâ€”online or in person. Online: Go to wilmu.edu/ApplyOnline By mail or in person: Send or drop off your completed application at the following addresses. Undergraduate Students Undergraduate Admissions Doberstein Admissions Center 320 N. DuPont Highway | New Castle, DE 19720 Graduate Students Graduate Admissions Wilson Graduate Center 31 Reads Way | New Castle, DE 19720 Meet with an Admissions Associate. A highly-qualified team of counselors will help you plan a course load that fits your lifestyle and needs. Call or stop in any time. Register for courses. Once your application has been processed, you can register for courses even if you havenâ€™t submitted all your other required documentation. *All you need is your WebCampus username and password, which will be emailed to you as soon as your application has been processed. Get started at wilmu.edu/Registration. *Some programs have additional requirements that must be met before registering for courses. 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