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The following provides answers to some of the frequently asked questions about Graduate Programs at the University of Delaware and it’s application process. If you have a specific application question or need assistance with your application please fill out our “Application Assistance Form” and we will be back with you shortly.



I am interested in the University of Delaware Graduate School. Can you please send me information about your programs?

Because the University of Delaware offers over a hundred master and doctoral programs, each department responds to its own inquiries. To look up which department can answer your specific program-related questions and send you brochure materials, click here to contact a specific department or college. If you are interested in research, be sure to check out the UD Science Navigator to easily find graduate programs and professors that match your interests.

Can I apply for more than one degree program?

Yes. Each application must be submitted separately (typically you do not need to file a separate application for each concentration within a single graduate program but check with your program of interest to be sure). Each application must contain separately uploaded materials and separately created/submitted recommendations and a separate application fee. You will need to click the “Create Account” button each time you wish to submit a new application.

What is the most common mistake made by graduate applicants?

By far, the most common error is not preparing application documents far enough in advance of stated deadlines. Click here to find out the current application deadlines.

How do I go about completing my application?

Visit our Admission Information page for complete details. It is expected that you will take the time needed to prepare a scanned or pdf version of your Resume (optional), Personal Statement, transcripts (unofficial), writing sample (if applicable) and supplemental documents (if applicable) so that each item can be uploaded into the application at the designated area.

What if I don't own a scanner?

You can take your documents to a nearby business center and ask that your documents be scanned and sent to your e-mail address. Also, most libraries have scanners available. You can then attach your documents directly to your application.

I’m experiencing technical difficulty with my application. Who can assist me?

If you are experience technical difficulties with your application email us at

How can I monitor my recommenders to see if and when they've submitted their recommendation for me?

Your application status page shows if your recommenders have been notified, started, or completed the recommendation on your behalf. If you need to remind your recommender to complete and submit please send an e-mail to

What should I do with my transcripts and test scores?

A graduate department’s faculty admission committee will use “Received (Not Official)” or “Unofficial” transcripts for its review. Do not send transcripts by mail during the application process. All “Official” or “Verified” test scores will be provided to the University of Delaware directly from the testing institution.

How can I change something on the application that I submitted online?

Once you press submit you can not make any changes to the information on the application. You can add the following documents:

  • Graduate Application Essays
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Supplemental Documents (if applicable)
  • Writing Sample (if applicable)
  • Recommender Name(s) and Contact information (MBA Only)

For any other application changes, please contact:

How do I submit test scores (GRE, TOEFL, PRAXIS, GMAT)? How do I even know whether they are required?

The graduate application will prompt you for materials required by your program. You may also find those materials on the program website. For a list of required test scores for the program for which you are applying, see your application. GRE general scores are required for most programs. GRE scores are valid only if they have been taken within the last five years.

Verified scores will be sent directly to UD from the testing institution. UD ETS Institution code is 5811.

Proof of English proficiency is required of all international applicants prior to beginning graduate course work at the University of Delaware, and waivers are only allowed in limited circumstances.

Does my graduate program require an interview? If so, do I need to arrange for this myself?

Some graduate programs interview applicants either in person, by phone, Skype or other means. Please check your program’s admission website directly for this information. If your program does state that they hold interviews, the applicant will be contacted by the program if selected for an interview. Note: If selected for an interview, you may be asked to provide additional information directly to the program such as a photo ID for International applicants verifying identity.

When will I know if I have been admitted or rejected?

Each graduate program has its own admissions committee. Each admission committee reviews their applications at different times. The main office cannot tell you when a graduate program will make decisions.

You will receive an e-mail notifying you that a decision or update has been posted to your Application Status Page.

I have been conditionally admitted! What does that mean exactly?

Most admission offers are conditional upon verifying information you claimed on your application. Your conditions of admission will be outlined in your admissions letter. You can read more about your category of admission here.

I’m an International student and have been accepted to a UD graduate program. When can I expect my I-20/DS2019?

You must first accept your offer of admission online through your status page. A link to complete the “Request for I-20/DS-2019″ will then be available on your status page. Please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars with any questions.

Why was I not accepted to the University of Delaware graduate program to which I applied, even though I meet all of the requirements for admission?

Admission to graduate programs at the University of Delaware is selective and competitive based on the number of qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty and facilities. The graduate admission committees review multiple items in making their decisions to determine who will be a good fit for the program.

Over 200 Programs and Counting

We invite you to explore the Graduate programs at the University of Delaware. Our program choices top over 200 different options.


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