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High School Students & Recent Grads

You did it! Graduating from high school is a big deal. It's time to take that next step, and Delta is one you can be proud of. 

Students in Founders Hall

There are a ton of reasons that students just like you choose Delta. Cost is the reason that usually comes to mind first, which makes sense, because getting a college education can be expensive. At Delta, the cost is less than half of what you'd pay at a university. So, you can transfer on (which we make easy to do) and save thousands (and thousands) of dollars and still get your bachelor's degree.

Another reason that's just as important, but less known, is Delta College is one of the top 60 community colleges in the nation, as determined by the Aspen Institute. Want to explore some other reasons why Delta is a great choice? Find out more about Delta.

Go ahead. Think big.

Getting Started

Follow these steps to starting classes at Delta and getting that much closer to reaching your career goals. 

Step 1: Apply to Delta

  • Fill out an admissions application to become an official Delta student!
  • Select New High School Student as your student type.

Step 2: Set up your Delta Student Portal

Your Portal account gives you access to your Delta email and Student Self Service where you can register for classes, view and accept your financial aid, pay your bill and much more!

  • Activate your Delta Student Portal.
    You will need your Delta Student ID# and last four digits of your social security number.

Step 3: Apply for financial aid

If you have specific questions about Financial Aid, please contact Financial Aid at 989-686-9080.

Step 4: Submit transcripts and test scores

High school transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office (if you have graduated within the past three years or will be graduating this year). Submit in one of the following ways.

“Official” college transcripts should be submitted to our Registrar’s Office.

  • Request through National Student Clearinghouse.
  • Mail (direct from sending institution) to Delta College, 1961 Delta Rd, University Center, MI 48710, Attn: Records & Registration.

SAT test scores should be submitted to the Admissions Office (if you meet the minimum scores required).

  • Minimum scores required are: reading/writing - 480 and math - 500.
  • Download your SAT Score Report through College Board. Delta’s SAT school code is 1816.
  • Email your Score Report to
  • If SAT scores are on your high school transcript then they do not have to be sent separately.

Step 5: Remote placement testing

If you do not meet the minimum SAT required scores listed above please request an appointment for remote ACCUPLACER testing, please fill out the ACCUPLACER Appointment Request Form through the Delta College Testing Center.

Step 6: Attend a virtual orientation

Once the steps above are completed, contact your admissions representative to schedule your virtual orientation session.

Step 7: Meet your Student Success Advisor and register for classes

After you finish your Virtual New Student Orientation, you’ll be scheduled to meet virtually with your Student Success Advisor to discuss course options and register for classes.


Not sure which career fits you?

  • Focus2 is an online career and education planning assessment to help you choose a major, build your career goals and explore job information. Learn about your career options before you meet with an academic advisor at orientation. Take our free Focus2 assessment to help guide your pathway!
  • Want to review your Focus2 assessment and talk over your career options with a Career Development Specialist? Book a virtual appointment today!

Pay tuition

  • Tuition must be paid by the payment due date or at the time of course registration. If you have been awarded and accepted your financial aid through Student Self-Service, the aid will be directly applied to your eligible charges. You are responsible for paying any balance which is not covered by your financial aid package. Delta offers a variety of payment options:
    • Pay online through your Delta Student Portal (Student Self-Service) or by phone at 989-686-9394.
    • Signup for a tuition payment plan through your Delta Student Portal (Student Self-Service)

*The college reserves the right to drop you from courses if a payment is not received by the payment due date. A $40 non-refundable fee is charged when you register for classes.

Get your books

All books and supplies are available to purchase or rent through the Delta College Bookstore. Books are available approximately three weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Important Dates

Winter 2021
  • Registration begins - March 17, 2020
  • First payment due date - December 1, 2020
  • Classes begin - January 9, 2021
Spring/Summer 2021
  • Registration begins - March 17, 2020
  • First payment due date - April 13, 2021
  • Classes begin - May 15, 2021
SUCCESS TIP:  Think big. 

It's easy to settle. It's challenging to set ambitious goals and go after them. Be ambitious. Think big about your future. 

Less than half

Less than half the cost of a public university, with the same quality education.

Interest free

An interest-free tuition plan that spreads out your payments.

Fifty percent

Half of Delta students receive some form of assistance.

McKenna Fluder

"I expected a lot out of Delta and it met all my expectations. I anticipated that, yes it would be hard, but people are there to help me, and I have gotten exactly that."

McKenna Fluder
Delta College Graduate