Undergraduate Admission

Applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree and are interested in completing their BA at Dallas International or just taking some undergraduate-level classes should apply for Undergraduate Admission. After being accepted to Dallas International, 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 9 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:

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

USA

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

 

For those seeking a BA at Dallas International University:

By procedure, all Dallas International students are admitted as “non-degree seeking” students. Students seeking an undergraduate degree at Dallas International 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 the BA(IS) degree program.

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

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

Please request that official SAT, ACT, or CLT (Classical 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.

If neither SAT, ACT, nor CLT scores can be presented, the student will need to submit a transcript showing at least 30 undergraduate credit hours completed (approximately one year of full-time enrollment) with at least 2.00 cumulative grade point average (4.00 scale).

For Undergraduate Admission, Dallas International requires official copies of all previous academic transcripts showing classes completed, grades attained, and degree(s) (or diploma) granted. This includes CLEP, DSST, ACE, and 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 to admissions@diu.edu 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: Official academic records from outside the United States or Canada should be sent to both Dallas International and to the Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ECE.org), 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.

To be considered for Undergraduate Admission, an applicant must fulfill one or more of the following requirements:

    • General Education Development (GED) credential plus a satisfactory SAT or ACT score, or
    • General Education Development (GED) credential plus a transcript showing completion of at least 30 undergraduate credit hours with at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale, or
    • A high school transcript with a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale, plus a satisfactory SAT or ACT score, or
    • A transcript showing at least 54 credit hours of undergraduate study with at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale.

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.

 

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/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? 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

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.

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