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Professional & Continuing Studies

High School Dual Enrollment

Questions about the UD Dual Enrollment Program?

Contact your high school guidance counselor or the University of Delaware ACCESS advisement center at access-advise@udel.edu or 302-831-8843.

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Earn college credits while still in high school

An opportunity for qualified Delaware high school students to concurrently earn University of Delaware and high school credits through partnerships between UD Online and partnering high school programs.

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

Students can enroll in one or more of the designated online courses (see below) offered by the University of Delaware, and taught by University faculty. Students register through their Delaware public high school. All University of Delaware policies and procedures apply.

Requirements for participation

  • Access to a PC or Mac with high speed Internet capability and operating system Windows 2000 or later, or a Mac OS 10.3 or later, and ability to download software.
  • Exams and, in some cases, computer access must be proctored at the high school for students in courses where proctored exams are used for assessment.
  • All University rules, regulations, and academic standards apply.
  • To enroll, students need the recommendation of a school district official who will coordinate registration with the University.

Disability accommodations

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 call 302-831-8843.


Enrollment in the UD Dual Enrollment Program is available through a special negotiated rate with Delaware school districts. The cost for each UD Dual Enrollment course, per student, is $640 (per course, Fall 2015-Spring 2016).

Available courses through Dual Enrollment

UD Dual Enrollment courses scheduled for Fall 2015

These online courses are slated to be offered in the upcoming semester. (Subject to change.)

ANTH 101
BISC 104
BISC 105
BUAD 100
ECON 100
PHIL 100

Following is the list of University of Delaware online courses that have been designated for the High School Dual Enrollment program. However, not all courses are available every semester. Please contact UD ACCESS Center advisor Debbie Farris for details (dfarris@udel.edu).

ANTH 101: Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)

Major ideas and areas of study in social and cultural anthropology. Use of ethnographic data and film to illustrate the anthropologist’s view of societies in their sociocultural and ecological dimensions.

BISC 104: Principles of Biology with Laboratory (4 credits)

The study of biological principles at multiple levels of organization. Fosters biological literacy through the exploration of concepts, theories, practices, and new developments and their impact on individuals and society. The laboratory component provides concrete examples of some of the principles discussed in the lecture component. The course strives to provide a strong foundation which will enable students to continue as lifelong learners of biology. The student should obtain a basic understanding of biology and the background necessary to comprehend current biological issues, and to make informed decisions about questions that relate to science, technology, and the environment. Assessment: quizzes, assignments, exams, labs, and participation. Please check with a UD ACCESS advisor if you are planning to register for BISC 104 and have previously taken any AP coursework in biology.

BISC 105: 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. The course will present some of the major topics of human heredity, including the physical and chemical basis of heredity, Mendelian inheritance, chromosomes, and heredity and disease. The students should obtain a basic understanding of genetics and the background necessary to comprehend current issues of human heredity. Assessment: four exams.

BUAD 100: Introduction to Business (3 credits)

Survey of basic business concepts designed for non-business major. Topics covered include business organization, management, marketing, operations research and finance.

ECON 100: Economic Issues and Policies (3 credits)

Takes a nontechnical approach to basic economics. Applies economic concepts to contemporary issues, problems and policies. Covers topics in both macroeconomics and microeconomics. May not be taken for credit after taking ECON 151 or ECON 152.

PHIL 100: Philosophies of Life (3 credits)

Survey of selected past and present philosophies that people strive to live by, typically including individualistic, group-oriented, religious, and nonreligious positions. In this course, we examine several views (Platonic, Christian, Marxian, Freudian, etc.) concerning the nature of the human person and society. The first part of the course will survey two classical theories: Plato and Christianity. The second part looks at two modern theories: Marxian and Freud. Finally, feminism, environmentalism, and classical liberalism. We explore what each theory has to say about the universe, the nature of the human person, and the prospects for humanity. Assessment: three exams and one short essay.


University of Delaware • Division of Professional and Continuing Studies
Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-7600 • E-mail: continuing-ed@udel.edu