University of Delaware

Professional & Continuing Studies

High School / Pre-College

The University of Delaware offers opportunities for qualified high school students to get a head start on their college education.

Continuing Education Program

High school students can enroll in UD on-campus or distance learning courses as UD Continuing Education (CEND) students.

Any high school student who wants to take UD courses must meet with an ACCESS advisor each semester. Please call 302-831-8843 to schedule a meeting. (Evening hours and phone appointments are available.) During this meeting, the ACCESS advisor will answer any questions and provide forms for the student, parent, and the student’s high school guidance counselor to complete. Students must submit current report cards to their advisors.

Note: Students cannot receive duplicate credit on their UD transcript for UD courses and Advanced Placement courses.

UD Dual Enrollment Program

Qualified Delaware high school students can concurrently earn University of Delaware and high school credits through a classroom partnership between UD Online and Dual-Enrollment-partnering high schools. Click here for details.

Test Preparation Programs

The University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (UD PCS) offers various test prep programs to help high school students earn impressive scores on college entrance exams.

UD PCS test prep courses and summer institutes include:

Reading Skills Programs

UD PCS offers several reading skills programs for high school students.

Governor’s School for Excellence

The Delaware Governor’s School for Excellence is a one-week summer residential program that brings together academically and artistically talented Delaware high school students who have completed their sophomore year. Students live in residence halls on the Newark campus and attend either the academic program or the visual and performing arts program. Students are nominated to participate in Governor’s School through their schools in a competitive application process. Click here for more details.

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