University of Delaware (DE)

University of Delaware (DE)

Common Application


Regular Decision: Jan. 15, 2017

Essay Questions:

Common Application Essays:

The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don't feel obligated to do so. (The application won't accept a response shorter than 250 words.)

l   Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please         share your story.

l   The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn            from the experience?

l   Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?

l   Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal                        importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

l   Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.


Supplemental Essay Questions: 

Writing Questions are Optional: Provide a short response, 200 words or fewer, to each of these prompts.

l   Anticipate what it will be like for you as a student at the University of Delaware. Both in and out of the classroom, where do you expect to feel most comfortable and where will you     need to stretch?

l   Relate a personal experience in which you were denied an opportunity or treated unfairly. How did you resolve the situation? If that were to happen during your college experience,     what would you do?

l   Describe an accomplishment that took a great deal of time and/or effort on your part. What motivated you to persevere when it got challenging? Who or what did you turn to for            support, and how was that helpful?

Documents Required:

  • $75 Application Fee
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT
  • Official score reports of 2 SAT Subject Tests
  • Official score reports for TOEFL or IELTs
  • 1 Teacher's Evaluation
  • Secondary School Report
  • Mid-Year Report

Other Information:

Address: 210 South College Ave, University Visitors Center, 
               Newark, DE 19716

Phone: 302-831-8123
FAX: 6302-831-6905
Application Info:

SAT/TOEFL Code: 5811
ACT Code: 0634