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High School Counselors

Helping Students Navigate College Admission

You have an important job in helping students navigate the college admission process, and we want to support your counseling efforts. Here, we provide more information about UD so you can help your students apply with confidence. Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information.

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Deadline Extended

Recently, additional federal delays were announced related to the new FAFSA. After assessing how these delays will impact the University’s financial aid process — and the time students and families will have to evaluate their financial aid offers — UD has extended the May 1 deadline to confirm enrollment to May 15. Additionally, for Bachelor of Science in Nursing students, the March 1 deadline has also been extended to May 15.

In addition, UD’s application and priority FAFSA submission deadlines have both been extended to Feb. 15. We encourage your students to apply and file the FAFSA as soon as possible, if they haven’t already.

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Next Steps for Financial Aid

UD recognizes that having a complete and transparent financial aid offer is critical for students to understand their full college investment. Here is our updated financial aid timeline based on the ongoing federal delays related to the FAFSA.

  • Available now: Students should file the FAFSA now, if they haven’t already, for full consideration of all financial aid they may be eligible for. We highly encourage students to file — even if they think they won’t qualify for federal aid — because many University-funded grants and awards require a FAFSA for eligibility.
  • Available now: Students can use our Net Price Calculator to estimate the first-year cost of their education while factoring in potential federal aid, grants and more.
  • March: Based on the recent federal announcement, UD should begin receiving FAFSA data by March 15. Students who have filed the FAFSA can watch for an email beginning in late March confirming that we’ve processed their FAFSA information.
  • April: UD plans to begin sending personalized financial aid offers to admitted students, prioritizing those who met our Feb. 15 FAFSA deadline. Students will receive an email when their financial aid offer is available in their Admission Account, and the printed offer packet will soon follow in the mail.
  • May: The deadline to confirm enrollment is May 15.
Learn More About Financial Aid Offers
Living in Community

At UD, we help first-year students create a community of peers who will support them throughout their college journeys. Our vision for residential learning goes beyond housing, as we create an integrated learning and living experience across four years. In the Catholic and Marianist tradition, we provide services, programs and facilities that foster leadership, community, civility and faith.

UD guarantees on-campus housing for students who confirm enrollment by May 15. No additional housing deposit is required. After students confirm enrollment, they’ll complete a housing and meal plan contract where they confirm their preferences and can take advantage of our highly successful roommate match program that pairs students based on compatibility, not random assignment.

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Next Steps for Admitted Students

With our application deadline extended to Feb. 15, we’ll continue sending admission decisions and merit scholarship notifications on a rolling basis as students apply.

Please remind admitted students of these important next steps and deadlines:

  • February: Porches is open. Students who have confirmed their enrollment can now activate their Porches account and follow their To-do List to complete the housing contract, register for orientation and more. Students should continue checking Porches for updates throughout the spring and summer.
  • March-April: Attend an Admitted Student Day.
  • April: Review financial aid offer and schedule a financial aid appointment.
  • May: The deadline to confirm enrollment is May 15.
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Student Success

  • 95%

    of incoming Fall 2023 students earned grades of C or better in their first semester

  • 13

    member committee leading success and outreach for first-generation college students

  • 89%

    first-year student retention

Financial Aid and Scholarships

To reward your hard work, the University offers merit scholarships, worth up to $31,000 per year for four years, when you apply.

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Counselor Events

We are excited to offer a high school counselor and CBO visit program on our beautiful campus this spring.

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Student Events and Campus Visits

A variety of campus visit options are offered to meet student schedules, and registering through our online calendar makes it easy.

In-Person and Virtual Visit Options
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    graduation rate compared to 63% average for private universities and 56% average for public universities

  • $57,808

    average starting salary for recent graduates, up from $52,336 last year

  • 0.5%

    student loan default rate, compared to 2.3% average for private universities and 1.7% average for public universities

  • 98%

    post-graduation success rate

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    "Colleges that Create Futures"

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    among Catholic colleges in engineering research

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Transformed by Community

UD student Anastasia Stowers was very shy in high school, but the support she’s received from the UD community has helped her grow into someone she never imagined she could be — someone who can’t help but succeed.

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Transformed by Community

UD student Anastasia Stowers was very shy in high school, but the support she’s received from the UD community has helped her grow into someone she never imagined she could be — someone who can’t help but succeed.

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