News Release

Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
Director, Public Relations
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New Castle, DE 19720
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Wilmington University partners with Delmar School District for Dual Enrollment Program

Program kick-off and reception at Delmar High School on April 23

Wilmington University’s Early College Program is expanding though a new dual enrollment partnership with Delmar School District.  

This fall, Delmar High School will implement the new dual enrollment program as an early college initiative to provide students with the opportunity to gain college credit while still in high school. Students can potentially earn up to 30 credits toward an associate's or bachelor's degree at Wilmington University. Each student will be taught in his or her own school by Delmar faculty who have been approved by Wilmington University for adjunct status. These adjunct teachers will meet Wilmington University's educational standards and quality objectives as well as ensure adherence to the State of Delaware's core standards. 

“The Delmar School District's partnership with Wilmington University is an opportunity to offer our high school age students the chance to explore college level course work," said Dr. David C. Ring Jr., superintendent of Delmar School District. "It will increase the number of students enrolled in college courses while providing the same level of teacher-student connection that is already provided in our classrooms and instructional environment.” 

The district will hold a kick-off event and reception on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Delmar High School to inform Delmar and surrounding communities about the partnership. Please RSVP to Kristen Vernon via email at

Additonally, on Monday, May 13, at 6:00 p.m., the district will hold an Information Night for parents, families and students to learn about the partnership and talk to district leaders, administrators and teachers about the new program.

Wilmington University began its Early College Program in the fall of 2011. Current partnerships with Christina School District, Colonial School District and New Castle County Vo-tech schools provide high school students with learning opportunities and offerings unique to their district. Wilmington University is extending this program to other school districts statewide this year.

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit university committed to providing flexible, career-oriented traditional and online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and offering small class sizes, individualized attention and affordable tuition. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at or visit our web site at

Published: Monday, April 8, 2013 - New Castle, DE