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New Graduate Students: Next Steps


We are so excited that you are attending Delaware State University!

We can’t wait to meet you at New Graduate Student Virtual Orientation before Fall 2021 classes begin.


Graduate Studies & Research New Student Orientation  Fall 2021 Schedule
Thursday, October 19, 2021 @ 6pm

Register for Orientation


Before orientation, we would like to provide you with a quick guide for the Next Steps for enrollment at Delaware State University.

  • Set Up Your MyDESU and Email Accounts
    • Visit my.desu.edu and click on the Email icon.
      • Email address: xxxxx20 [at] students.desu.edu  |  Default password: student identification number D10000000 (Please note: If your DSU email address was not on your acceptance letter, please send an email to gradstudiesinfo [at] desu.edu.)
      • E-communication from the University will only be sent to your University-assigned email account. It is important that you monitor this email account regularly and/or link this email to your personal email account so that you do not miss any correspondence from our offices.
  • Contact Your Program Director
  • Register for Classes (step-by-step instructions)
  • Secure Funding – File your FAFSA
    • To determine your financial aid eligibility, file your FAFSA as soon as possible. Include Delaware State University’s school code – 001428. Please visit desu.edu/financialaid for more information.
    • Obtain documented financial support from your Program Director (find your specific program).
  • Confirm All Requested Application Documents Have Been Received (Please refer to your Letter of Admission for additional information.)
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Official Transcript
    • Personal Statement
    • Test Scores (waived for COVID-19)
    • Resume
  • Pay Tuition and Fees (tuition and fee information)
  • Submit Your Health Form
  • Register to Gain Access to the William C. Jason Library (Library Patron Registration Form)
  • Take a Moment to View Our Virtual New Student Orientation Videos, a self-guided tutorial about Delaware State University.
    • Visit dsuonline.blackboard.com and use your University email address to sign on
    • Click the Community Tab on the top right
    • Under My Organizations select Virtual New Student Orientation
    • Select Virtual New Student Orientation Videos in the left panel
    • Select NSO Videos, then click Welcome Message to begin Orientation

Need to reach us?

For questions regarding orientation, please contact Graduate Studies and Research at gradstudies [at] desu.edu.

For admissions inquiries, please contact our Graduate Admissions office at gradstudiesinfo [at] desu.edu.