Applying Is Easy

And we're here to help you do it. The process is laid out below. If you get stuck, ask us for help!

1. Review our admission criteria.


To study for a degree or credit certificate at Delaware Valley University, you must:

  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent preparation from a foreign institution; or
  • Have earned a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4-point scale) for any previous college experience.

Applicants with lower GPAs may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Questions about your circumstances?

2. Explore and decide on a program of study.

Information on programs of study courses is available in the Academics portion of the website. We encourage you to explore your options and get in touch with questions.

3. Decide how and when to start.

We know flexibility is important to you, that's why we provide multiple ways to complete your degree. Part-time students (enrolled in fewer than 12 credits per term) can take day, evening or online classes in any of our nine terms. But please note, class availability places some restrictions on how and when you can get started, so get in touch with us to talk about your plans.

Term Begins
Fall/Fall 1 late August
Fall 2 early October
Spring/Spring 1 mid-January
Spring 2 mid-March
Summer/Summer 1 late May
Summer 2 early July

Questions about your circumstances?

4. Complete the online application.

Our online application is fast and easy.

Please note the following:

  • To begin our application process online, you will create an account. 
  • This account will allow you to begin the application, save and return to it later.
  • You can login to your account to work on the application at any time until you submit it by clicking "Apply Now."
  • Your account has a self-service page that shows your requirements status.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 (checks payable to Delaware Valley University).

Submitting Transcripts

Please Note!
We require your all of your transcripts to process your application. Generally, delays in processing applications are due to transcript delays. Don't wait to send them in!

Applicants with previous college credits:

  • Submit all post-secondary transcripts.
  • You do not need to submit high school or GED records.

Applicants with no previous college credits:

  • Submit proof of high school diploma or GED.

What Happens Next?

Applications are reviewed on a continual basis. You will receive a decision within one week of our receiving your complete materials. In the meantime, get started on learning more about financial aid.