Delaware State University Transfer Brochure

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WHY CHOOSE DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY? Delaware State University’s Office

Financial Assistance

of Admissions understands the

A large percentage of undergraduates receive financial assistance, ranging from grants, scholarships and loans to work-study programs.

unique needs of transfer students who are ready to complete their undergraduate degree at a four-year university. Your life is busy, and you’re looking to make quick decisions about how you’ll finish your degree. We’re committed to helping you by simplifying your inquiry and application process.



DTCC students who graduate with an associate’s degree in one of the active Connected Degree programs and who transfer with a minimum 2.5 GPA may qualify for the $1,000 Connected Degree Scholarship. ARE YOU A NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT?

Nontraditional students, typically defined as those age 25 or older, who have experienced a gap in their education of at least five years since completing high school and who are starting or resuming studies toward their first bachelor’s degree may be eligible for the Osher Reentry Endowed Scholarship or Crankstart Reentry Scholarship. DESU.EDU/OSHERCRANKSTART

Among transfer students, top majors are: Accounting, Physics, Management, Social Work, Education, Nursing, Integrated Studies, Kinesiology, Aviation and Mass Communications. DESU.EDU/MAJORS

16:1 Student-to-faculty ratio

Transfer Credits In addition to transferable college credits, students may be eligible to receive transfer credits from the military, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

Military and Veteran Students A variety of excellent educational benefits are available for eligible students. We offer a VA-approved Flight School with in-state tuition covered for eligible veterans.

APPLY TODAY! Application Steps The following materials are needed from transfer students in order to be considered for admission to Delaware State University:  A completed online application and $35 application fee DESU.EDU/APPLY-NOW

 Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended  Official high school transcripts or GED scores if 30 or more college-level credits have not been earned  SAT or ACT test scores if not transferring in 12 college credit hours or more at a GPA of 2.0 or better Complete Details  Visit DESU.EDU/TRANSFER  International students: Please see additional application requirements at


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  Applications will be accepted from transfer students who have completed at least 12 college-level credits at a regionally accredited two-year or four-year college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. (If fewer than 12 credit hours have been earned, students must submit their SAT or ACT scores for review.)  Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended must be submitted for admission consideration. (International students must have transcripts from non-U.S. institutions evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) or the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).  If fewer than 30 hours of college-level credits have been earned, official high school transcripts or GED scores must be submitted.  Students who have been placed on academic probation, suspended or dismissed from previous institutions cannot be considered for admission to Delaware State University. Transferring Credits


 Transfer credit will not be awarded to remedial level courses (below college level) from previous institutions. Average  College course credits obtained within the last 10 years are not accepted automatically and will be number at the discretion of the appropriate academic department. of transfer  Courses to be transferred must be equivalent to respective Delaware State University courses. credits Credits are evaluated according to the specific academic program to which the student is applying.  Credit cannot be granted for correspondence courses.  In instances in which courses from other colleges or universities only partially fulfill general education requirements, students will need to make up the credit hours shortage in the same department.  Course grades must at least be a “C” in order for the transfer credit to count. Grades of C- or below cannot transfer.


making the information-gathering, application


and transfer process as easy as possible for you.

Delaware State University is dedicated to


TRANSFER WEDNESDAYS Our open house event specifically designed for interested transfer students DESU.EDU/TRANSFER-WEDNESDAYS

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