General Information

Edge courses are designed to encourage students to expand their knowledge in new directions and to provide a supportive environment where learning is valued for its own sake.

Students must enroll in two courses for a minimum of 6 or, in the case of a class with a laboratory element, a maximum of 7 college credits. Upon successful completion of Edge courses, students earn regular University of Delaware credit. Earned credits may be used at the University of Delaware to fulfill Breadth Requirements or can be transferred to other accredited colleges or universities.

The two classes in which students will enroll can be chosen from two different groups of courses. Students may take any combination of courses from either the Edge core courses (open only to Edge students) or the Second Summer Session (open to all UD students)

Course Options

Generally, 3-credit courses meet daily, Monday through Friday, for 90 minutes. Class sizes are typically limited to 30 students to give students increased opportunities for class discussion and to ensure attention to their individual needs and interests. Classes are fast-paced, rigorous, and intense. Students should expect to devote considerable preparation time to each class. Science and some math courses will also have additional lab times during the week.

Students are expected to attend every class, be engaged in classroom discussions and activities, conduct themselves in a mature manner, and devote significant time to out of class studies. It is often suggested that you spend 2-3 hours preparing (studying and reviewing notes, reading, etc.) for every hour you spend in class.

Additional information

Edge core courses, taught by UD faculty, are college-level classes specifically aimed at high school students. Students enrolling in core courses will attend class with other Edge students.

Students may also choose courses from UD's Second Summer Session offerings. In these courses, they will attend class with regularly matriculated college students.


Scheduling requires that some courses be held at concurrent times, prohibiting the pairing of certain classes. Every effort will be made to give students their top choices. Please indicate alternate choices as instructed, as enrollment in each class is limited and rosters are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.