Admissions & Registration Deadlines

Failure to complete one or more of the requirements listed below by its deadline (“last day”) shown may delay your entry or reentry into DIU.

DIU practices “rolling admissions”, which allows students to apply for admission any time of the year and be considered for admission once all needed documents have been submitted. Deadlines are based on a student’s intended entry term at DIU.

An application or acceptance to DIU is generally considered “good” for the original intended term of entry and the following two years. If you find you cannot begin classes at DIU before this period ends, please contact DIU Admissions to ask if a new application will need to be submitted.

DIU Financial Aid is awarded for a period covering a full year that begins with May term and ends with Spring semester the following year. Financial Aid awards expire at the end of each Financial Aid award year. A new Financial Aid application is required to request aid for each award year.

For all students NEW to Dallas International

Requirement Last Day for Completion
 Apply Submit an application form and pay the application fee to start the process To give enough time to complete the application process, it is recommended that you submit an application form at least 2 months before you plan to start at DIU.

If you are an international applicant hoping to come to campus with a DIU-sponsored student visa, it is strongly recommended that you submit an application form at least 6 months before you plan to start at DIU.

Due to transcript evaluation and English language assessment, the international student application process can take extra time even for students who don’t plan to come to campus. Please give yourself extra time if you are an international applicant who will be studying remotely.

Financial Aid application Financial aid awards cover a full year running from May term through the following Spring term. The deadline to apply for financial aid in the upcoming award year is April 1. Continuing students are expected to apply for financial aid for each award year.

Missed the deadline? Please contact financial-aid@diu.edu. There may still be a way we can help.

Avoid an additional $70 late application fee Submit your application form at least 6 business weeks before your first class begins:

May 2024: March 29

Summer 2024: April 19

Fall 2024: July 8

 Admissions All application documents received by Admissions Office 4 business weeks before class begins:

May 2024: April 15

Summer 2024: May 6

Fall 2024: July 22

All post-admission paperwork returned to Admissions Office Must be completed before registering for classes (See Registration below.)
 Registration  Registered, advisor-approved, and arrangements to pay completed. Spring 2024

Strongly recommended December 6, 2023–Last day of Fall classes

Recommended December 13, 2023–Last day of Fall Semester

Allowed through January 3, 2024*–1 week before Spring Semester begins.

May 2024

Strongly recommended April 26, 2024–Last day of Spring classes

Recommended May 2, 2024–Last day of Spring Semester

Allowed through May 6, 2024*–1 week before May Ex term begins.

Summer 2024

Strongly recommended May 13, 2024

Recommended May 20, 2024

Allowed through May 28, 2024*–1 week before Summer term begins.

Fall 2024

Strongly recommended July 29, 2024

Recommended August 5, 2024

Allowed through August 20, 2024*–1 week before Fall Semester begins.

*After this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Payment is due no later than the first day of the term unless a payment plan

has been arranged with the DIU Finance Office.  Students who have not made

payment arrangements with the DIU Finance Office by the end of the fifth

business day of a new term, may have enrollment dropped due to non-payment.

For FORMER students RETURNING to Dallas International

Any student who has not been enrolled at DIU for at least one calendar year will need to be re-entered as a student by the following deadlines before their first term back. Students who have had a DIU enrollment within one calendar year of the start of their desired next term of enrollment do not need to be re-entered. A new application form is not needed unless a student desires a different admission status.

 Requirement  Last Day to Meet Requirement
 Re-entry Email admissions@diu.edu stating intention to return  2 business weeks before class begins:

Spring 2024: December 13, 2023

May 2024: April 29, 2024

Summer 2024: May 20, 2024

Fall 2024: August 13, 2024

Confirmation form and updates received by Admissions Office Must be completed before registering for classes (See Registration below.)
 Registration  Registered, advisor-approved, and arrangements to pay completed. Spring 2024

Strongly recommended December 6, 2023–Last day of Fall classes

Recommended December 13, 2023–Last day of Fall Semester

Allowed through January 3, 2024*–1 week before Spring Semester begins.

May 2024

Strongly recommended April 26, 2024–Last day of Spring classes

Recommended May 2, 2024–Last day of Spring Semester

Allowed through May 6, 2024*–1 week before May Ex term begins.

Summer 2024

Strongly recommended May 13, 2024

Recommended May 20, 2024

Allowed through May 28, 2024*–1 week before Summer term begins.

Fall 2024

Strongly recommended July 29, 2024

Recommended August 5, 2024

Allowed through August 20, 2024*–1 week before Fall Semester begins.

*After this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Payment is due no later than the first day of the term unless a payment

plan has been arranged with the DIU Finance office.  Students who have not

made payment arrangements with the DIU Finance Office by the end of the

fifth business day of a new term, may have enrollment dropped due to

non-payment.