Undergraduate Admission

Our admission process will be your first encounter with a key DelVal advantage: personal attention. From Admissions through Graduation Day, you’ll always be treated like the unique individual you are — not a number.

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Test Optional Admission

DelVal is now Test Optional! 

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Delaware Valley University's Prior Learning Assessment process grants you the ability to attain college credit for experiences and achievements outside of the traditional classroom. This opportunity can save you money and time, and get you closer to graduation based on learning that has already been completed.

Learn more about the unique academic experience students receive at DelVal!

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Meet Our Staff

Kathy Payne
Vice President of Enrollment Management


Thomas Speakman

Thomas Speakman, Ed.D, Executive Director of Admission

  • PA Counties - Bucks County

215.489.4343, thomas.speakman@delval.edu

Melissa Yogis, Director of Transfer/Strategic Enrollment Initiatives


Thomas O’Connor, Associate Director of Admission, Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment

215.489.4829, thomas.oconnor@delval.edu

Melanie Spratt

Melanie Spratt, Director of Freshman Admission & Recruitment

  • Montgomery County PA
  • Rest of the USA - VA, DC, south, OH, and west
  • Honors Program
  • RAM Scholars Program

215-489-2299, melanie.spratt@delval.edu 

Click here to schedule a meeting with Melanie.

Mitch Pinder

Mitch PinderAssistant Director of Admission

  • North Central Pennsylvania Counties
  • North Eastern Pennsylvania Counties
  • Western Pennsylvania Counties

215.489.2484, mitchell.pinder@delval.edu

Click here to schedule a meeting with Mitch.

Susan Blazer, Director of Recruitment Operations

Text or Call: 215.802.0678, susan.blazer@delval.edu

Anne O’Brien, Data Coordinator

215.489.4994, anne.obrien@delval.edu

Danielle Bonacquisti, Application Data Coordinator

215.489.4941, danielle.bonacquisti@delval.edu

Maggie Kingsbury

Maggie Kingsbury Bradley, Admission Assistant/RAM Coordinator

215.489.4606, maggie.kingsbury@delval.edu

Click here to schedule a meeting with Maggie.


Kim Pawlishyn

Kim Pawlishyn, Senior Assistant Director of Admission

  • NJ Counties - Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, Monmouth, and Salem
  • PA Counties - Chester
  • Maryland 
  • Delaware 
  • International Students
  • Zoo Science Students

215.489.2459, kimberly.pawlishyn@delval.edu

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Karen Humphreys, Application and Transcript Coordinator

215.489.4942, karen.humphreys@delval.edu

Sylvia Hirsch, Administrative Assistant

  • On-Campus Visit Coordinator

215.489.4768, sylvia.hirsch@delval.edu

Matthew Owens

Matthew Owens, Admission Counselor

  • Philadelphia Counties
  • Delaware County

215.489.2296, matthew.owens@delval.edu

Click here to schedule an appointment with Matthew.

Stephanie Trimarchi

Stephanie TrimarchiAdmission Counselor

  • NJ Counties-Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren
  • New York State
  • New England States

215.489.4812, stephanie.trimarchi@delval.edu

Click here to schedule an appointment with Stephanie.