Academic Common Market gives Delaware residents in-state college tuition rates for degrees only available out-of-state

The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings agreement between 15 states that are members of the Southern Regional Education Board. If your degree program is not offered by a public college in Delaware, you may be eligible for in-state tuition at one of the participating public colleges.

You may apply for the ACM if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. You are a Delaware resident and U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  2. Your degree program is not offered at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University
  3. You have been accepted into, or you are already enrolled in, an eligible degree program that has been selected for the ACM by a participating public institution.

To Search for Eligible Programs in the Academic Common Market

Click here to search the SREB Website for the most current eligible degree programs and participating public institutions.

The ACM includes baccalaureate and graduate-level degree programs. First professional degree programs —such as dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, theology, and law— are not offered in the ACM and cannot be requested.

Degree programs offered in the ACM are selected by the participating institutions and are subject to change. Both participating institutions and states may set restrictions on ACM participation, and institutions may elect to discontinue participation in the ACM at any time.

To Apply for the Academic Common Market

Once you are admitted into an eligible degree program you can complete an Academic Common Market Application by downloading the Residency Certification Form and following the instructions for submission of your application to the Delaware Higher Education Office.

Adding a New Program to the Academic Common Market for Delaware Residents

If you would like to request that a new program be added to the Academic Common Market, the program must meet the following conditions:

  • The program that you are requesting is not currently available at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University
  • The program that you are requesting is at least 50% different from any similar program offered at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University
  • The student who is requesting the program must be formally and unconditionally admitted into that program.

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Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is the undisputed leader in 1-on-1 tutoring in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania for over 60 subjects. Since 1985, our commitment to a 1-on-1 teaching method has differentiated us from other educational service providers.

We serve the diverse needs of a range of students – from those who simply need some academic support, to those who are learning disabled, hearing or visually impaired, ADHD, gifted, or on the Autism Spectrum including High Functioning Autistic and Aspergers.

And, we offer a menu of services that includes the widest array of educational options in the tri-state area: 1-on-1 tutoring in over 60 subjects, translating and interpreting in 21 languages, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior specialists, reading specialists, ELL teachers, homebound services, and psycho-educational testing. In addition, Back to Basics offers exceptional, 1-on-1 test prep for tests including the SAT, PSAT, SAT II, ACT, GRE, PRAXIS, GED, and HSEE. Back to Basics also offers summer school, original credit, and credit recovery, plus unique enrichment options and professional development.

And, Back to Basics operates a unique Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 K-12 Private School in Wilmington, Delaware.

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