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How much time should I expect to commit to my studies a week?

For courses offered over seven-week sessions, plan on spending 15-20 hours per week for each three-credit class.

Do programs require any on-site residencies?

Most online programs do not require students to participate in any on-campus activities or residencies, but refer to individual programs for specific information.

Students are welcome to attend any on-campus events of interest, including career fairs, recruiting opportunities and graduation ceremonies.

What is the tuition for online programs?

Tuition and fees for our online programs vary. For specific fee information, please request more information.

Is financial aid available for online students?

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program may be eligible for federal loans. For information on eligibility or to apply, visit our Student Financial Services resource page.

What are the admission requirements for online programs?

There are a number of factors we consider throughout the admission process. While we look for a 3.0 or higher in relative coursework, we take a holistic approach, which includes your undergraduate major, school, and relevant academic and professional experiences. Please see individual program pages for specific admission requirements.

What are the technical requirements for this program?

Course content is web-based primarily using the Canvas learning management system. You must have a strong Internet connection and a modern browser. We highly recommend updating to the newest version of the browser you are using. For a full list of UD’s IT recommendations, please review our computer purchasing recommendations and the software we have available to students.

Is the University of Delaware an accredited institution?

The University of Delaware has been continuously accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since that association's inception in 1921. Professional accreditation also is held in accounting, agricultural engineering/engineering technology, athletic training, business administration, chemistry, clinical psychology, dietetics, education, engineering, family and community services, medical technology, music, physical therapy, public administration and nursing.

How do I begin the application process?

Visit our Apply Now page, or contact an admissions counselor at (844) 237-1338 for additional guidance.

Are there resources available to online students?

Yes. Most resources available to on-campus students are also available to online students. Some of those services include: academic advisement, career services, military and veterans services, technical support, student financial services, and UD Bookstore. Visit our UD Students page for more information.

Are programs available to residents in every state?

The University Delaware is able to offer online programs to residents of select states, but is still awaiting full approval from additional states. Please consult our State Authorization page to determine if you are a resident of a state in which UD can offer your program of interest. If your state is not listed at this time, please let us know and we will contact you when your state’s approval has been confirmed.

If you have any further inquiries that weren’t addressed in our University of Delaware frequently asked questions or would like to receive more information about UD, fill out our request for information form or contact an admissions counselor at (844) 237-1338.