Freshman Admission

We understand the admission process can be overwhelming. That's why we've outlined all the important steps to make it easier for you. Follow the instructions below to ensure you have submitted all the necessary documents required for admission. And, don't worry; if you need help our dedicated admissions staff is here to provide you support online or in-person.

1. Submit an Undergraduate Application

A $35 non-refundable application fee is required.

2. Submit official high school transcripts

(High school transcripts should include courses completed through senior year and the date of graduation.)

  • Submit transcripts Electronically or
  • Send transcripts directly from the school of attendance in a sealed envelope to:

Wilmington University
320 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720-6491


Undergraduate applicants must be graduates of an accredited high school or have successfully completed a General Education Development (GED) program.

Home School Students: Wilmington University has developed revised admission requirements to better serve the Home School community.
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Note: In order to receive financial aid all official transcripts must be on file.

3. Complete a Math and English Skills Assessment

English and Math Skills Assessments are required for any undergraduate student who has not transferred acceptable credits for the following requirements: MAT 205 or ENG 121. These results permit the University to place the student in the appropriate level math or English course. Students who provide documentation of the following scores will be exempt from the skills assessment in that area:

Pre-March 2016 SAT

Math

  • A score of 450 or above will be exempt from the Math Placement.

English

  • Critical Reading scores of 450 or above will be exempt from the English placement.

Math

  • A score of 530 or above will be exempt from the Math Placement.

English

  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores of 480 or above will be exempt from the English placement.

Math

  • Individuals with a score of 3 who take Algebra 2 or a higher level mathematics course in their senior year and at least a B, may enroll directly into MAT121, MAT201, or MAT205 without taking the Accuplacer placement exam.
  • Individuals with a score of 4 may enroll directly into MAT122 and receive credit for MAT121 without taking the Accuplacer placement exam. Students may also enroll directly into MAT201 and MAT205.

English

  • Individuals with a score of 3 or above may enroll directly into ENG121 without taking the Accuplacer placement exam. Students with a score of 4 are recommended to consider dual enrollment English in their senior year.

To complete the Math and English Skills Assessment:

4. Meet with an Admissions Specialist

5. Track your application status

6. Submit Health History/Immunization Records

All Wilmington University students are encouraged to submit a copy of their immunization records to the Admissions office. It is recommended that these records are on file with the Admissions office prior to the start of your initial term of enrollment at the University. If you are unable to obtain a copy of your immunization records, you may submit a copy of your MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine.

*Do you have questions about where to go to get an MMR vaccine? Click here for more information.

7. Read/Sign Code of Conduct Policy

This step ONLY applies to Computer and Network Security (CNS) majors. If you are not a CNS major, please skip this step.

The University uses a rolling admission system and applicants are generally notified of their status within two weeks of the receipt of all materials. 


Wilmington University honors an open admissions policy and welcomes applications from all interested potential students.