Who’s Eligible

Spectrum Scholars is a college-to-career autism initiative for matriculated students at the University of Delaware. To be eligible to apply for comprehensive services, students must meet the following criteria:


  • Be offered admission to UD as matriculated students in a BA or BS program.
  • Have a clinical diagnosis or educational classification of an autism spectrum condition (e.g., ASD, PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome).
  • Be interested in receiving supports and services offered by Spectrum Scholars.
  • NOTE: Students from all majors are welcome to apply, although priority is reserved for certain majors, including Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Students who meet the above requirements are welcome to apply for comprehensive services (application available November 1).

We begin reviewing applications in early December for the following academic year. Interviews typically begin in January and February until all interview slots are filled.

Students are encouraged to reach out to Undergraduate Admissions for questions regarding their admission status before applying to Spectrum Scholars.

Spectrum Scholars also offers group-based workshops, supports, and limited drop-in coaching for UD autistic/neurodivergent students not receiving comprehensive support. No formal diagnosis or application is required.

Learn more about Spectrum Scholars supports for UD students who identify as neurodivergent.

We keep students informed of upcoming opportunities as they arise.

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Want to get in touch?

Email us at spectrum-scholars-info@udel.edu or call 302-831-4640.