Undergraduate Admission

Applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree and are interested in pursuing a BA at Dallas International University or just taking some undergraduate-level classes should apply for Undergraduate Admission. After being accepted to DIU, undergraduate students can also petition to take up to 9 credit hours of graduate level courses.

Applicants interested in only taking a few courses (up to 10 credit hours) may prefer to apply for Gateway Admission as there are fewer requirements.

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 take into consideration our Admissions and Registration Deadlines as you make your plans.

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

DIU Admissions
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236 USA

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


For those seeking a BA at Dallas International University:

By procedure, all DIU students are admitted as “non-degree-seeking” students.

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree at DIU will complete an Intended Plan of Study (IPS) with the help of their academic advisor. The IPS is normally completed by the end of the student’s first semester. Approval of the IPS by the College of International Studies marks acceptance of the student into a particular BA degree program.

Students coming to DIU for the BA degree should plan on starting classes in August unless otherwise directed by their academic advisor or the College.

COVID-19 Update: If you are unable to meet an admission requirement due to a COVID-19 related cancellation or delay, please contact us at admissions@diu.edu to explain the situation. We will do our best to work with you through whatever complication you might face.

Application fee: $70

Your non-refundable $70 application fee can be paid by mail or online.

Late fee: $70
A non-refundable $70 fee will be required if you submit your application form after the late fee deadline. You can pay the late fee using the payment options listed above. Please check our deadlines page (https://www.diu.edu/admissions/deadlines/) for each term’s late fee deadline.

International applicant fee: $70

A non-refundable $70 fee will be required of all applicants who are not US Citizens.

Please contact admissions@diu.edu if you are uncertain which fees apply to you.

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

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

If payment is made through a PayPal account not associated with your name or the email address listed on your application for admission, please contact admissions@diu.edu to inform us of the discrepancy. This will help us ensure that your payment will be connected with your application.

Application Fee(s)

Please request that official SAT, ACT, or CLT (Classic Learning Test) score reports be sent directly from the agency that administers the test to admissions@diu.edu or via regular post to Admissions Office, Dallas International University, 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas TX  75236 USA.

SAT, ACT, or CLT scores are not required for applicants over 24 years of age or for applicants providing transcripts showing at least 24 transferable undergraduate credit hours completed.

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

Any credit that students wish to transfer to DIU from another institution must be shown on official academic transcripts. See our Undergraduate transfer policy for more information. DIU reserves the right to make the final determination of transfer credit acceptability.

Transcripts should come directly to DIU 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 to admissions@diu.edu are acceptable as long as the school recognizes them as official. If needed, the DIU school code for CLEP is CLEP06532, for DSST is 9475, and for AP is 7620.

If using regular mail instead, institutions should direct transcripts to:

DIU Admissions
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236 USA

Minimum transcript requirements:

    • Transcripts showing at least 24 completed credits at the freshman undergraduate-level or higher with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00, OR
    • General Education Development (GED) credential, plus all transcripts showing undergraduate study (minimum 2.00 GPA required), OR
    • A high school transcript showing completion of high school with a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale, plus all transcripts showing undergraduate study (minimum 2.00 GPA required).

Uncertain if you meet the minimum requirements? Contact us at admissions@diu.edu or 972-708-7415. We would be happy to answer your questions.

Foreign transcripts: Official academic records from outside the United States should be sent to a transcript evaluation service to verify U.S. equivalency of courses taken and grades and degrees received. Applicants may use any NACES member (https://www.naces.org/) transcript evaluation service such as SpanTran:TEC, or Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ECE.org). DIU applicants who choose to use SpanTran will receive a 10% discount. Click here to go to the SpanTran portal. DIU requires a “course-by-course evaluation.” Please contact isc@diu.edu with any questions.

Dallas International University admission requires 3 academic/character/personal 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.

Whom should you ask for letters of recommendation? The Admissions Office strongly suggests these three categories from which to select your references: A former professor or teacher; a coach, supervisor, mentor, or other “leader” in your life; a longtime personal or family friend. Those you select should have known you long enough and well enough to “communicate what makes you distinct and special. . . .” *

What makes a good letter of recommendation?  “Reference letters should discuss your academic ability and potential, but they should also shed light on your character and personality. … The best recommendations highlight your key characteristics and demonstrate those traits through specific anecdotes and observations.”*

*”Letters of Recommendation” by Rebecca Safier, Jun 8, 2018 retrieved from https://blog.prepscholar.com/topic/letters-of-recommendation


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

Non-native speakers of English should provide evidence of satisfactory performance on the TOEFL (Dallas International University school code: 6605),the IELTS, or the Common European Framework of Reference for Language evaluation. Only scores fewer than 2 years old are considered valid for admission purposes. Visit the English Language Proficiency Requirement page for more details.

If you will be needing a student visa while studying at Dallas International University, 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.

Students seeking admission to the BA degree must submit a signed Dallas International University Statement of Faith as part of their application. Please submit your signed statement of faith to admissions@diu.edu.

DIU requires evidence of acceptance or enrollment at a cooperative institution from students who wish to participate in a cooperative program at DIU. This proof could be a copy of an acceptance letter, a transcript from the school showing enrollment in the program, or a letter or email directly from the school that confirms acceptance or enrollment in the cooperative program.

Please contact admissions@diu.edu for more information.