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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

Create an account (use personal email) and submit a new application based on your student type. This is important so you receive the correct communications from the college on the enrollment process.

Choosing the correct student type:

  • If you have never attended college, please follow this checklist.
  • Select “New Student” if you were a previous dual enrolled student who is/or will be graduating.
  • Select “Returning Student” if you attended Delta previously.
  • Select “Transfer Student” if you attended another institution previously.



Step #2:  Account Activation and Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

About four hours after receiving your acceptance email, you'll receive an email from with instructions on setting up your Delta account.

This account will give you access to your Delta email, Student Self-Service and much more. The activation process is most easily done on a device other than your cell phone.

Need help setting up your MFA? Call 989-686-9575.

Step #3:  Request Transcripts

High School

If you are currently in high school or graduated within the last 10 years, send your high school transcripts. You can submit in one of the following ways:


If you attended another college or university, have your official transcripts sent from every institution you attended. You can submit in one of the following ways:

  • Email your college transcripts to or
  • Mail your college transcripts to: 1961 Delta Road, University Center, MI 48710 Attn: Registrar

Step #4: Determine Course Placement

Delta requires students to meet placement levels for most courses. Placement can be met in multiple ways:

  • If you successfully completed college level English and math classes at Delta or transferrable courses from another college or university (official transcripts must be evaluated and show credit).
  • If you do not have previous credit for college level English and math classes, but you have an SAT score of Reading/Writing 480 and Math 500, then send your SAT student score report to
  • If you do not meet the above requirements, schedule Accuplacer testing.

If you are unsure if you need to test, contact your admissions representative for further discussion.

Step #5: Guided Self-Placement Survey

This quick survey allows you more flexibility to select the math and English courses that best align with your academic pathway, experience and comfort level. You will complete this survey at the end of Accuplacer or if you meet SAT scores you will receive an email to complete.


Step #6: Apply for Financial Aid

Not sure how you are going to pay for classes?  Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the best place to start. It is FREE to complete and is required for most types of aid including: loans, scholarships, federal Pell Grant, Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) and other state programs. Keep in mind that FAFSA can take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to process so start early.  

Completion of the FAFSA

Step #7: Become a Pioneer (Advisement/Registration)

Once you've set up your Delta account, go to, select the tools drop down in the top right corner, and select Student Self-Service. 

Before logging in, download our step-by-step registration guide to help you along the way.

If you are having trouble registering please contact the Advising office at 989-686-9330. To schedule an appointment with a Student Success Advisor, visit Pioneer Connect.

Advising is not required for former or transfer students but is highly recommended.


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Important Dates

Spring 2022
  • Registration - open now!
  • First payment due date - April 5, 2022
  • Classes begin - May 9, 2022
Fall 2022
  • Open registration - March 18, 2022
  • First payment due date - July 26, 2022
  • Classes begin - August 27, 2022
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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.

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"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
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