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Next Steps for Admitted Students

Prepare for Takeoff

Congratulations on Your Admission to UD

Get ready for takeoff! We're excited to welcome you to the Flyer family. Below, you'll find everything you need to know to help you prepare for life as a Flyer.

First, be sure to confirm your enrollment in your Admission Account — many steps below can't begin until you confirm enrollment and pay your deposit (if applicable).

Important Dates


File the FAFSA

May 1

Confirmation Deadline

Next Steps

Here's what you can expect next:

We began sending merit scholarship award letters in November. If you were recently admitted, you can expect to receive your scholarship award letter approximately 1 to 2 weeks after your acceptance letter.

Explore Merit Scholarships

By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you can be considered for need-based financial aid, including grants (which don’t have to be repaid), federal loans and work-study options. The FAFSA opens in December, and we encourage you to file as soon as possible.

Explore the FAFSA
Following your scholarship award letter, you will receive your transparent financial aid offer, which will provide a four-year overview of your total educational investment. We'll begin sending financial aid offers in March.

See How We Approach Financial Aid Differently

The deadline to confirm enrollment is May 1. Accept your offer of admission and pay the nonrefundable $400 deposit, if applicable, in your Admission Account.

Please note: nursing students must confirm by April 1.

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Admitted Student Events

Mark your calendar for UD's admitted student events this spring! Connect with faculty, staff and students, explore campus and meet other future Flyers.

Co-Pilot Events

As a Catholic, Marianist university, we are committed to working closely with you and your family to create a support network that helps ensure your success — from achieving academic goals to transitioning to campus life. Join our virtual Co-Pilot sessions designed to answer your most important questions.

After You Confirm Enrollment

In early February, students who have confirmed enrollment will have access to Porches, the digital home for your personalized next steps and opportunities. Please watch for an email inviting you to activate your account so you can begin completing the following items. 

Porches To-do List Items

… and be sure to check it frequently. This is how campus partners, including your academic adviser, will start communicating with you over the summer.

New Student Orientation sessions will be held in June and July 2024. Orientation is required for all incoming students, and it provides you the opportunity to learn more about the University, gain confidence in your transition and meet other current and future Flyers.

UD guarantees housing availability for all students who confirm enrollment by May 1, and no additional housing deposit is required. First year students live in residence halls, or you can request to commute from home if you meet the requirements.

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To protect the health of the campus community, all incoming students must complete the Health Requirements Form. The deadline is June 7, 2024.

Explore Health Requirements

First year students will submit course preferences beginning in May. Your academic dean's office will create your first-semester schedule based on your preferences and course availability.

Ensure UD has your parent/guardian contact information so they can receive the weekly Family News Digest and other important communications.

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