Professional & Continuing Studies

High School Dual Enrollment

Qualified Delaware high school students can concurrently earn University of Delaware and high school credits through established partnerships with local high schools. Academically qualified juniors and seniors may register for designated courses through their participating Delaware high schools and:

  • Earn college credits and high school credits at the same time
  • Gain experience taking college-level courses
  • Take courses not available at their schools
  • Enhance their college applications

  • Contact your high school guidance counselor or school official to see if your school participates in the UD Dual Enrollment Program.
  • Receive the recommendation of your school representative who will coordinate registration with the University through Professional and Continuing Studies.  
  • Once enrolled in University of Delaware courses, students are subject to University of Delaware policies and procedures.

If the course is taken for a grade, it counts as college-level credit and the UD transcript will reflect earned credits and the grade. The University of Delaware cannot guarantee that another college or university will accept these credits, although the credits are typically accepted with a grade of C or better.  Each institution has its own policies regarding transferable credit and how the credit may be applied toward a degree. In some cases, courses may count as electives.

A current IEP or Section 504 plan does not necessarily guarantee eligibility for disability accommodations at the college level. High school students must meet the University of Delaware’s requirements for documentation of a disability. Click here for more information about disability accommodations at the University of Delaware. For more information, please contact the ACCESS Center at 302-831-8843.

Online courses are one of the options for students in UD’s dual enrollment partnership programs. Students may enroll in one or more of the designated online courses offered by UD and taught by UD faculty. Cost: Enrollment in the UD Dual Enrollment Program is available through a special negotiated rate with Delaware school districts, and students are responsible for paying tuition directly to their high school for each three-credit course. The cost for UD Dual Enrollment courses, per student, is

  • Fall 2019-Spring 2020—$500 per course

Course Requirements:

Following is the list of University of Delaware online courses that have been designated for the High School Dual Enrollment program. Course availability is subject to change each semester.

  • BISC105: Human Heredity and Development (3 credits) Heredity and human affairs; pedigree analysis; physical and chemical basis of heredity; heredity and environment; radiation and mutation; heredity and diseases; and birth defects. Open to non-majors only.
  • BUAD100: Introduction to Business (3 credits) Survey of basic business concepts designed for non-business majors. Topics covered include understanding the business environment, management and organizational behavior, marketing, and operations management, with coverage of international business and business ethics.
  • HDFS202: Diversity and Families (3 credits) Examination of diverse families in the United States with a focus on issues of race, ethnicity, social class and gender. Emphasis is on the accelerating effects of globalization and social change.
  • NTDT200: Nutrition Concepts (3 credits) Functions and sources of nutrients, dietary adequacy, energy balance and metabolism with emphasis on health promotion. Includes weight control, evaluation of popular diets, vegetarianism, eating disorders, alcohol, other current issues and concerns in nutrition.

Contact your high school guidance counselor or the University of Delaware ACCESS Advisement Center at or 302-831-8843.