Undergraduate Admission

Applicants interested in completing their BA at Dallas International, pursuing the Certificate in Applied Linguistics, or just taking some undergraduate-level classes should apply for Undergraduate Admission. After being accepted to Dallas International, undergraduate students are also permitted to take up to 6 credit hours of graduate level courses.

The undergraduate application form can be completed online in just a few minutes. Once the application form has been submitted, proceed through the steps below.

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Please note, students coming to Dallas International for the BA degree should plan on starting classes in August. Special permission must be granted for anyone planning on a January start date.

Unless otherwise noted in the document instructions, please submit application items/documents to admissions@diu.edu or mail to:

Dallas International Admissions
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas TX 75236

*Items submitted in support of a Dallas International application are non-returnable.

Your non-refundable application fee can be paid by mail or online.

To pay by check:
Send payment to Dallas International Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75236 .

To pay online:
Click to pay your application fee online through PayPal.

Application Fee: $50

Admission Fee
Domestic $50.00 USD

Application Fee plus Visa Processing Fee (International Students): $100

Admission Fee
International $100.00 USD

Dallas International requires official copies of all previous academic transcripts showing classes completed, grades attained, and degree(s) (or diploma) granted:

  • high school transcript (minimum 2.75 GPA) (Unnecessary for students who have already completed at least 54 semester credit hours of undergraduate study)
  • any previous undergraduate-level classes (minimum  2.0 GPA)
  • CLEP, DSST, ACE, and/or Advanced Placement program transcripts

Transcripts should come directly to Dallas International from the school/agency itself or be in an unopened, signed and sealed envelope which you received directly from the school.

Electronic transcripts sent by the school are acceptable as long as the school recognizes them as official. If using regular mail instead, institutions should direct transcripts to Dallas International Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX  75236.

Foreign transcripts: Academic records from outside the United States should be sent to both Dallas International and to the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), the school record evaluation service that Dallas International recommends, to verify U.S. equivalency of courses taken and grades and degrees received.  Dallas International requires a “course-by-course evaluation.”  If you go to ECE’s website, click “Apply Now,” select your country, and then “List of required documents,” you will see which school records to submit and how to submit them to ECE.

Transfer of undergraduate credits: Students seeking an undergraduate degree at Dallas International may petition to transfer a maximum of 54 undergraduate semester hours of credit from other institutions. Each of the classes considered for transfer must have a minimum grade of C (2.00 grade points per credit) to be accepted for transfer to Dallas International.

These 54 undergraduate semester credits must be transferred from regionally accredited institutions of higher education institution or from institutions accredited by the American Theological Society (ATS) or the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).

Dallas International will consider transfer credit directly from schools with other accreditation or from the College Level Exam Program (CLEP), Prometric (DSST Program), or the College Board (Advanced Placement exam program).  Official agency transcripts showing tests taken and scores received are required.  Dallas International school code for CLEP is CLEP06532, for DSST is 9475, and for AP is 7620.

Dallas International reserves the right to make the final determination of transfer credit acceptability.

Dallas International admission requires 3 academic/character references from non-family members.  Please send each one a copy of this reference form and have them fill it out and return it directly to us at Admissions@diu.edu

Why do you want to study at Dallas International? Send us (via email or snail mail) a written statement of purpose.  Many applicants complete this requirement with a paragraph or two.

Per Texas state law, applicants who will be under 22 years of age at the time they are taking classes on campus at Dallas International must provide evidence of bacterial meningitis vaccination.  This requirement is automatically waived for students whose 22nd birthday has already passed or who are only taking classes at Dallas International from a distance (i.e. distance education classes only).

If you will be under age 22 when you begin classes at Dallas International, below is a list of forms you may need to meet the requirement to provide proof of Bacterial Meningitis vaccination (or exemption from it) to Dallas International.

Bacterial Meningitis Information sheet

Checklist for Bacterial Meningitis packet
Health Clinic HIPAA declaration
Bacterial Meningitis immunization form
Bacterial Meningitis medical exemption form

Students seeking a BA at Dallas International will:

  • be required to include a signed Statement of Faith/Code of Conduct form
  • have the option of submitting offiical SAT or ACT scores (only for the purpose of determining financial aid) School code for SAT is 7620; school code for ACT is 7945.
  • be asked to submit an Intended Plan of Study (IPS) with the help of an advisor during his/her first term at Dallas International.

Non-native speakers of English should provide evidence of satisfactory performance on the TOEFL (Dallas International school code: 6605),the IELTS, or the Common European Framework of Reference for Language evaluation. Total of partial scores on TOEFL must be at least 90. Overall score on IELTS must be at least 6.5, with no partial scores below 6.0. Common European Framework of Reference for Language (English) evaluation of C1 or better is preferred. Only scores fewer than 2 years old are considered valid for admission purposes.

If you will be needing a student visa while studying at Dallas International, please visit our International Student admission page for steps and instructions.  The visa application process takes time, so be sure to apply at least six months in advance.  Contact our international student coordinator isc@diu.edu with any questions.