Thanks so much everyone for the excellent advice.
I processed my first roll of the Delta Professional today in Photo class and as far as I can tell the negatives look pretty good to me. Comparable to the ones I took with the HP5+ film earlier this month. I got one negative with a picture of a lion statue on a fountain in the dark with light coming from the bottom of the pool. I wasn't sure if it would come out or not, but the negative looks great and has excellent contrast, so I'm excited to print.
Thanks so much again for sharing your knowledge with a beginner.