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  • Be sure to apply under your application “type” as indicated below.

  • ALL APPLICANTS: PLEASE submit a COMPLETE package of ALL required documents. If you do not submit a COMPLETE package, your acceptance will be delayed.

  • You can find below links to lists of the required documents for your admission type: Freshman, Transfer, Readmit, Non-Degree, Master’s Degree, Doctoral Program, OR International Applicants.

  • Sending all documents in a COMPLETE PACKAGE will help us make an admission decision more quickly!

NOTE:  Residents of the United States — including foreign citizens with immigrant (resident) visas, foreign citizens with G-4 visas, and undocumented aliens — are not considered international students, and should apply as regular freshmen or transfer students. 

What Type of Applicant Are You?

First Time in College (Freshman) Applicant

You should apply to UDC as a First Time in College Applicant only if ALL of the following conditions apply:

  • You are seeking an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree
  • You have graduated, or will graduate, from high school, or you possess a valid General Education Development (GED) certificate, and you have not previously enrolled in any postsecondary institution in or outside the United States

 

Requirements

First Time in College (Freshman) applicants are required to submit all of the following for admission:

  • Completed online application for First Time in College Applicants
  • Nonrefundable $35.00 application fee
  • Official high school transcript(s), or copy of a GED diploma, and test scores or equivalent, reflecting all coursework, grades, and date of graduation
  • For Flagship applicants only, official SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER scores, sent directly from the testing agency, and/or identified on student's official transcripts
Undergraduate Transfer Applicant

You should apply to UDC as a Transfer Applicant only if ALL of the following conditions apply:

  • You are seeking an Associate's or Bachelor's degree
  • You have completed high school and are currently enrolled in, or have previously attended a college, university, and/or proprietary school in or outside of the United States at any time since high school graduation

1      Students who previously attended UDC as degree-seeking students must apply as Readmit Applicants, even if they enrolled in a postsecondary institution since leaving UDC

2      Students who are seeking a second Bachelor's degree should apply as Transfer Applicants.

Requirements

Transfer applicants are required to submit ALL of the following for admission:

  • Completed online application for Transfer Applicants
  • Nonrefundable $35.00 application fee
  • Official college transcript(s) reflecting all coursework and grades from all postsecondary institutions attended. At the time of APPLICATION, transfer students must submit transcripts from all institutions attended.  Failure to do so may result in the denial of transfer credits. We will only review credits for transcripts received prior to your admission to UDC. UDC will not accept requests to apply credits for which we have no transcripts submitted prior to your admission.
  • Official high school transcript(s), or copy of GED diploma and test scores or equivalent, with date of graduation from all secondary institutions attended
Non-Degree or Certificate Applicant

You should apply to UDC as a Non-Degree Applicant only if ALL of the following conditions apply:

  • You are not seeking a degree from UDC
  • You are not seeking financial aid from UDC
  • You are NOT on an F-1 or J-1 Visa (EXCEPTION: You will/have graduated from UDC with a bachelor’s degree within the past academic year, and are awaiting acceptance to a graduate degree program).
  • You have graduated from high school

Certificate program applicant must apply as a non-degree seeking applicant.

Requirements

Non-degree applicants are required to submit ALL of the following for admission:

  • Completed online application for Non-Degree Applicants
  • Non-refundable $35.00 application fee, or $50.00 for graduate students
  • Undergraduate Applicant:

Official high school transcript(s), or copy of a GED diploma, or evaluated high school transcript(s); or a current college transcript or letter from your current college showing that you are in good academic standing

  • Graduate Applicant:

Official college transcript(s) reflecting a date of graduation from an accredited Bachelor's degree program

Graduate Degree Applicant

You should apply to UDC as a Graduate Degree Applicant only if ALL of the following conditions apply:

  • You are seeking a Graduate degree
  • You have earned a Bachelor's degree from an accredited postsecondary institution

Requirements

Graduate Degree applicants are required to submit all of the following for admission:

  • Completed online application for Graduate Degree Applicants
  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee
  • Official college transcript(s) reflecting all coursework, grades, and date of graduation
  • Official GRE, GMAT, or other examination scores required by program
  • A 500-word statement about your academic and professional goals, research interests, relevant prior experience, motivation for graduate study in your proposed program, and any other information you believe will assist the faculty in considering your application for graduate admission
  • Two letters of recommendation

The following Graduate programs will not be accepting application for the Spring semester:

  • Master of Arts, Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts, Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Science, Cancer Biology Prevention and Control
  • Master of Science, Counseling
  • Master of Science, Speech, Language, and Pathology
Undergraduate Re-admit or Graduate Degree Readmit Applicant

You should apply to UDC as a Re-admit Applicant only if ALL of the following conditions apply:

  • You are seeking an Associate, Bachelor, or Graduate degree
  • You were previously enrolled at UDC as a degree-seeking student
  • You have not been enrolled in courses at UDC for two or more subsequent semesters (excluding summer) for any reason
  • Suspended for academic or non-academic reasons,
  • Completed a total withdrawal regardless of when the total withdrawal occurred

Requirements

Re-admit applicants are required to submit ALL of the following for admission:

  • Completed online application for Re-admit Applicants
  • Non-refundable $35.00 application fee or $50.000 for graduate students
  • Official college transcript(s) reflecting all course work and grades from all post-secondary institutions attended since leaving UDC.

If you received Financial Aid during your previous attendance, please check with the Financial Aid Office for any updates to your eligibility, as

Federal Financial Aid regulations have changed.

If you left UDC owing a tuition balance, please check with Student Accounts for Financial Clearance.

Readmitted Students with prior financial balances must pay all financial obligations in order to register for classes.

Doctoral Degree Applicant

Doctoral Applicant only if ALL of the following conditions apply:

  • You are seeking a Doctoral degree
  • You have earned a Graduate degree from an accredited postsecondary institution

Requirements

Doctoral degree applicants are required to submit all of the following for admission:

  • Completed online application for Doctoral Degree Applicants
  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee
  • Official college transcript(s) reflecting all coursework, grades, and date of graduation

Program-Specific:

College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES)

https://www.udc.edu/causes/phd/

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement
  • Critical Thinking Writing Sample – Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the following questions: What do you see as the most critical urban issue today, and why? What would be your approach to addressing it?
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Deadline to apply to the fall 2020 cohort of the program is March 31, 2020.
  • To expedite the processing of your application, it is advisable to submit your transcripts through a digital service, such as the National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.
  • The curriculum vitae or resume, Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement, Critical Thinking Writing Sample, and letters of recommendation can be submitted, in pdf format, to Mrs. Akua Jordan, Director, Graduate Office of Admissions, at akua.jordan@udc.edu. Please copy Marshelle Hailstock, Project Coordinator, Outreach and Recruitment, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), at mhailstock@udc.edu.

 

There is no spring admission to the program

 

Program-Specific:

School of Engineering &Applied Sciences (SEAS) Computer Science & Engineering

https://www.udc.edu/seas/phd-in-computer-science-and-engineering/

  • Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement of Research and Career Goals
  • Official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores – Code 5929
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Publications

Application Deadline:

May 15 (for Fall, domestic applicants)

April 23 (for Fall, international students)

Non-Degree

Definition

You should apply to UDC as a Non-Degree Applicant only if ALL of the following conditions apply:

  • You are not seeking a degree from UDC
  • You are not seeking financial aid from UDC
  • You are NOT on an F-1 Visa
  • You have graduated from high school

*If you are applying for a certificate program, you must apply as a non-degree seeking applicant.

Requirements

Non-degree applicants are required to submit all of the following for admission:

  • Completed online application for Non-Degree Applicants
  • Non-refundable $35.00 application fee or $50.00 for graduate students
  • For undergraduate level students, high school transcript(s), or copy of a GED diploma and test scores or equivalent reflecting a date of graduation; OR a current college transcript or letter from your current college showing that the student is in good academic standing
  • For Masters level students, a college transcript reflecting a date of graduation from an accredited Bachelor's degree program.
International Applicant

You are considered an International Applicant and should complete one of the International Applications if you are:

  • You are seeking an Associate's, Bachelor's, Graduate, or Doctoral degree
  • A foreign national who has nonimmigrant visa/status in the USA, such as F-1, H-4, L-2, G-4, etc
  • A pending permanent resident (application for permanent resident status to USCIS is submitted, but not yet adjudicated) in the USA

US citizens (including dual citizens), US permanent residents, and asylees or refugees, foreign citizens with G-4 visas, and undocumented aliens, are not considered international students, and should apply as regular freshmen, transfer, or graduate students.

Requirements

International Applicants, other than Readmits and Non-Degree seeking applicants, are required to submit ALL of the following for admission:

  • Completed appropriate online International Application
  • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee
  • Official postsecondary schools, colleges, universities, or professional institutions transcript (s), reflecting all coursework, grades, and date of graduation.  For all transcript(s) in languages other than English, the applicant must provide the original transcript and diploma (School-Leaving Certificate) showing all grades (marks) and the date of graduation, in the form of a document-by-document evaluation by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Hand-delivered originals or copies will not be accepted.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • I-20 Request Form
  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Visa
  • Copy of Form I-94

Language Requirements

Proof of English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Minimum score of 550 on the written test, or 79 on the Internet test, are admissible by both the Community College and Flagship campuses.
  • Applicants with scores of less than 60 on the Internet test will be deniedadmission to the Community College.
  • Applicants with scores 60 -78 on the Internet who have an average score of 86 or better on the ESL Accuplacer exam will be admitted into the Community College.

Graduate /Doctoral Degree – Minimum score:

  • Paper and Pencil Test – 550
  • Computer-Based Test – 213
  • Internet-Based Test – 79

Submit International Language Testing System (ILETS)

  • Associate's/Bachelor’s degree – Minimum overall band score of 6
  • Graduate /Doctoral Degree – 5

Requirement Waiver

College-Level English:

  • Official college transcript evidencing the successful completion of two college-level English courses at an accredited American college or university
  • Official college transcript(s) indicating a grade of “C” or better in one college-level English course at an accredited postsecondary institution in the United States
  • Graduated from an ELS Educational Services English proficiency program with a minimum proficiency score of 109 for the Community College, or 112 for the Flagship Undergraduate or Graduate programs

Graduate/Doctoral Degree Program:

  • Official college transcript(s) reflecting the successful completion of a degree earned in an accredited American college or university
  • Test scores are to be mailed directly to the University by the Educational Testing Service (ETS)

International applicants must pursue a degree, and are not eligible for non-degree student status.