Early College Orientation
Thank you for attending the Wilmington University Early College Credit Orientation!
We are excited to offer you this opportunity to take College Level courses while still in High School! In order to be eligible for the program you must be a junior or senior in the state of Delaware and currently hold a 2.7 GPA, 83 or better high school average, or B- or better grades in your high school courses.
We selected introductory level courses with little or no pre-requisites that are highly transferrable. This means that you will be able to use the credit you earned towards your degree wherever you may go. It is our experience that our credits will transfer but please remember some institutions have different transfer policies regarding transferrable grades (C or better) or content determined by which degree program you select.
Early College Credit tuition is $32/credit, most courses are 3 credit or $96. There are also 2 fees, a one-time application fee ($35) and a semester registration fee ($25). Students will also be required to purchase books and supplies.
Textbooks for each course may be purchased from our Campus Store, but you are not required to do so. You may go out on your own and find a third-party vender such as Amazon. Please be sure you have the correct textbook edition and ISBN number. Learn more about other textbook options.
Course Load and format
Students may enroll in 1 course per semester. Courses may be taken face to face, hybrid, or in 100% online format. They may also be in either Semester or Block format. See Understanding Course Codes to learn more about course numbers, descriptions and more.
There are no entrance exams for the early college credit program. However, students enrolling in ENG 121 or English Comp I, will need to show proof of SAT Scores of 500 or better, while MAT 121 or College Algebra students will need to show proof of SAT Scores of 450 or better in the appropriate areas or take the accuplacer for placement. Please contact Early College program coordinators for more information.
When you decide to enroll in the program you will be considered a Wilmington University student and will have all of the privileges as such. You could take advantage of our library, or our Student Success Center for tutoring, you may attend events on campus such as sporting events or guest speakers of the university.
dropping a course
Early College is not for everyone, once you enroll in the class you may see that it is more than expected. Take note of the drop dates and please contact us before that date so we can drop you from the class. By respecting the drop date, we will be able to remove the class from your Wilmington University transcript. We hope this will be a successful, although challenging experience for you, but we also feel that your High School course work is more important, please do not overburden yourself.
Forms and Policy
Notice to Parents
If your student enrolls in this program you will not have the kind of access you currently do at a high school. Due to privacy laws, you will not be able to inquire about how your student is doing in class. If you'd like to have access to your student's records you must have them fill out the attached FERPA. This form allows for direct communication between guardians and Wilmington University staff. Our instructors will not be able to answer your questions about your son/daughter's progress unless this form is on file. If you are ready to enroll in the program please fill out the application on the main page. Once you have decided on which course to take, you may fill out the course request form.
Please remember that because these courses are now regularly scheduled Wilmington University courses the offerings may fill up quickly. Please try to get all of your documents to us in a timely manner.
Attended Orientation Session
Finally, complete the orientation attendance form and email it back to us.