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 Fall term and ends with Summer term 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.

Select your path:

For all students NEW to Dallas International

APPLY

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Submit an application form to start the process

LAST DAY FOR COMPLETION:

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.

PAY APPLICATION FEE

Avoid an additional $70 late application fee

LAST DAY FOR COMPLETION:

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

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

Most students who apply for financial aid receive it!

LAST DAY FOR COMPLETION:

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.

Acceptance to DIU

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

All application documents received by Admissions Office

LAST DAY FOR COMPLETION:

4 business weeks before class begins:

May 2024: April 15, 2024
Summer 2024: May 6, 2024
Fall 2024: July 22, 2024

POST ADMISSION PAPERWORK

All post-admission paperwork returned to Admissions Office

LAST DAY FOR COMPLETION:

Must be completed before registering for classes
(See Registration below.)

REGISTRATION

Registered, advisor-approved, and arrangements to pay completed.

SPRING 2024

Strongly recommended by 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 by 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 by May 13, 2024

Recommended May 20, 2024

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

FALL 2024

Strongly recommended by July 29, 2024

Recommended August 5, 2024

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

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

All tuition and fees are due within the first five business days of Spring or Fall terms and within the first four business days of other terms, unless a payment plan has been arranged through the DIU Finance Office.

Students who have not made payment arrangements with the DIU Finance Office within these deadlines 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.

RE-ENTRY

EMAIL ADMISSIONS

Email admissions@diu.edu stating intention to return

LAST DAY FOR COMPLETION:

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

SEND UPDATED FORMS

Confirmation form and updates received by Admissions Office

LAST DAY FOR COMPLETION:

Must be completed before registering for classes
(See Registration below.)

REGISTRATION

Registered, advisor-approved, and arrangements to pay completed.

SPRING 2024

Strongly recommended by 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 by 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 by May 13, 2024

Recommended May 20, 2024

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

FALL 2024

Strongly recommended by July 29, 2024

Recommended August 5, 2024

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

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

All tuition and fees are due within the first five business days of Spring or Fall terms and within the first four business days of other terms, unless a payment plan has been arranged through the finance office.

Students who have not made payment arrangements with the DIU Finance Office within these deadlines may have enrollment dropped due to non-payment.

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