UD/DBI Rapid Reply Graduate Application Fee Waivers:

The UD/DBI Rapid Reply Graduate Application Fee Waiver is open for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute, in partnership with academic departments, colleges and programs, sponsors a limited number of graduate application fee waivers to encourage applicants from diverse groups and to promote underrepresented social and racial groups to programs in life-science, related science, and engineering disciplines. Currently, the program only supports U.S. citizens & permanent residents.

48-Hour Rapid Response: Upon receipt, your application will be reviewed and a response sent within two business days to the e-mail address provided. There are a limited number of fee waivers. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis in the order they are received.

Privacy: Information reported herein will only be used for the purposes of determining eligibility for application fee waivers and will not be shared with other programs or with the graduate admissions committees.

Questions can be sent to gradwav@dbi.udel.edu.

This is not an application to graduate school

Please Note: The UD/DBI Rapid Reply Graduate Application Fee Waiver cannot reimburse those who have already paid their graduate application fee. We are unable to process refunds for fees already paid.

Academic Program Interests
Graduate degree program
Please check if you plan to apply to any of these interdepartmental programs. NIH- Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI)
Degree sought MS
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What is your cumulative GPA?
What is your GRE score? Total Verbal Quant
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Demographic Information
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Do you come from an economically disadvantaged background?

Economically disadvantaged is herein defined as individuals from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census and can be found at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.shtml.

Yes (Select this only if you meet the criteria for economically disadvantaged.)
Please place a check mark in the box next to any of the listed organizations you're a member of.
Educational Advancement Alliance (EAA) Groups for Underrepresented Students in Humanities Education and Research (G.U.S.H.E.R.) Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
McNair Scholar National Name Exchange NIH-INBRE Internship Program
NSF-EPSCoR Internship Program NSF-Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Project 1000 Scholar
National GEM Consortium UD’s CANR Summer Institute UD's Nucleus Program
UD's RISE        
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I certify that all information provided in this application is complete and correct. I understand that fee waivers granted under this program are subject to verification of the information provided. All information provided in this form will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purposes of determining eligibility and availability for a application fee waiver. Information reported in this form will not be shared with admissions committees. This is an application for a fee waiver, not an application to graduate school.  

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