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University College
Delaware State University
William C. Jason Library
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.857.7201
Fax: 302.857.6838

  University College

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  • On behalf of the University College, it is a pleasure to welcome you into our fine university as part of the Hornet Family!  During this transition, you will embark on an exciting and critical stage of life — your college experience.
  • We are confident that this intellectual journey at DSU will yield a challenging, rewarding and equally enjoyable social experience as you matriculate through your four-year stay.
  • Our primary objective is to surround you with an integrated academic community which will enable you to focus on developing academic success, career planning, and leadership skills.
  • Housed on the 2nd floor of the William C. Jason Library, DSU’s University College first-year advisors stand ready to support all of your academic needs throughout your freshman year.
Integrated academic support

We’ll help you become an active, independent learner.

  • Tutoring Center
  • Writing Studio
  • Quantitative Reasoning Center
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Credit courses including University Seminar, Learning Strategies and Speed Reading
  • General education for all freshmen
First-year academic advising

Academic advisors meet with all new freshmen and new transfer students throughout the first year and help students identify short- and long-term academic planning goals.

Individual Development Plans

The first-year IDP builds a strong foundation of creating a holistic view of each student through intrusive academic advisement, general education course selection, self-assessment inventories that measure strengths and abilities, student activities, and campus involvement.

Summer Bridge

Our programs will enrich your academic skills.

  • Jumpstart is a leadership-building opportunity to fast-track your success.
  • Project Success is an intensive developmental experience and learning community.
Student accessibility services

Our office works to ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue an education.

Testing services and programs

We offer a variety of exams for undergraduate and graduate students and the Delmarva Peninsula community.