The University of Delaware Office of Admissions is excited to announce that it has significantly reduced processing time for undergraduate (Bachelor’s degree programs) applications!
Processing time for completed undergraduate application files is now only 3 weeks!
This represents a significant change in processing. For many years, the university’s average processing time was approximately 8 weeks. Due to recent changes in information systems and staffing, the Office of Admissions was able to achieve a major reduction in processing time.
IMPORTANT: This processing time is only valid for completed application files.
It is critical for applicants to understand that the “clock will start” on the 3-week processing time when:
- The application form and all supporting documents have been submitted; and
- The University of Delaware has sent an email to the applicant or agent acknowledging that the application is ready to be reviewed.
What do we consider to be a completed application file?
Remember, completed application files must include all of the following items:
|Common Application Form||Click here to access the form.|
|Summary of Educational Experiences Form||Click here to download the PDF.|
|Confidential Financial Information Form||
Note: This is one of the documents that applicants most often forget to submit. The application cannot be processed without this document.
Forgetting to submit this form can cause delays of several weeks!
|Official bank statement||Must be written in English|
|Passport||A copy of the page with the student’s vital information and picture.|
|Transcripts||An original transcript must be submitted.|
|TOEFL or IELTS score||This is not necessary for applicants who are seeking conditional admission (students who want to study English before beginning full-time university coursework). Click here to learn more.|
|ELI’s CAP Application||This form is only necessary for applicants who are seeking conditional admission.|
|AACRAO Credential Evaluation Form||
For transfer students only.
How to submit the required documents
All supporting documents can be uploaded through the Common Application website. This is the fastest way to submit documents.
If you have difficulty submitting documents, you may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or CAPadmissions@udel.edu. Be sure to include the student’s ID number for the fastest processing.
Remember: Failure to submit all required documents will result in a delay of several weeks! Please submit all documents as quickly as possible so that the University can serve you in the 3-week time frame.
Apply now and avoid paying application fees!
Conditional Admissions Program (CAP)
Remember, the University of Delaware does not require international students to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score if they plan to take English courses before they begin their full-time university coursework. This is called our Conditional Admissions Program (CAP).
Our Conditional Admissions Program provides excellent linguistic, cultural, and academic preparation for international students, giving them the tools that they need to be successful at the university level!
Questions and helpful links
For additional information or assistance:
- Click here to send us a question about the Conditional Admissions Program (CAP)
- Contact Jeanine Chapman, CAP Admissions Coordinator, at CAPadmissions@udel.edu
- Click here to see instructions to apply for Conditional Admissions
- Click here to see information for international applicants to apply for the UD undergraduate programs