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Returning Students

You've decided Delta is the right place for you. We're happy to have you back!

Most returning students find it helpful to meet with Academic Advising to get back on track. We are here to help you reach your career goals and answer your questions so you can keep moving toward your degree.

Students working in Founders Hall

Getting Started

Step 1: Apply to Delta

  • If it has been more than two years since you attended or applied to Delta College you will need to Fill out an admissions application to update your records and goals. If it has been less then two years you can move on to step 2.
  • Select Returning 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

If you attended another institution while away from Delta College you should request your official college transcripts be submitted to the Registration OfficeSubmit one of the following ways.

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

You will receive an email to your Delta College email account when your transcript has been evaluated.

Step 5: Confirm your next steps with an Admissions Advisor

Please contact your admissions representative to confirm you are ready to meet with a Student Success Advisor to get registered for classes.

Step 6:  Academic advising

Need help planning out your academic future? Our Student Success Advisors can help put you on the right path!

  • Contact the Advising office at 989-686-9330 or by email at to schedule a meeting with your Student Success Advisor.

Advising is not required for returning students but is highly recommended

Step 7: Register for classes

If you are having trouble registering please contact the Advising office at 989-686-9330.


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. 

Half the cost

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.

Meghan Lepien

"Something I would say to anybody considering coming to Delta is, 'Go for it!' The best thing you can do is further your education for yourself. There’s nothing to be scared of."

Meghan Lepien
Residential Construction student