UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS

Apply to DIU Undergraduate Studies

Dual Enrollment

For those seeking to earn college credit while still in high school.

Undergraduate Application

For those seeking a bachelor’s degree or undergraduate certificate.

Gateway Admission

For those looking to take just a few courses, up to 10 credit hours.

Steps to Apply

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
DIU-100
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.

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Program Costs

The following for programs and for room & board are approximate. Additional fees apply based on the student’s program and number of semester hours taken. For a more exact estimate of costs, use our net price calculator.

4-YEAR BA

$46,000

COST PER CREDIT HOUR

$377

ANNUAL ROOM & BOARD (DORM) COST

$7,000

Annual Cost for Full-Time Study

DIU Compared to Other 4-Year Undergraduate Programs

TEXAS PUBLIC UNIVERSITY, IN STATE - $10,323
NATIONWIDE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY, IN STATE - $10,940
☆ DIU (PRIVATE, CHRISTIAN) - $11,310
TEXAS PUBLIC UNIVERSITY, OUT OF STATE - $24,710
NATIONWIDE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY, OUT OF STATE - $28,240
NATIONWIDE PRIVATE, NONPROFIT - $39,400
DFW CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITIES - $41,000

Annual Cost for Full-Time Study

DIU Compared to Other 4-Year Undergraduate Programs

TEXAS PUBLIC UNIV., IN STATE - $10,323
NATIONWIDE PUBLIC UNIV., IN STATE - $10,940
☆ DIU (PRIVATE, CHRISTIAN) - $11,310
TEXAS PUBLIC UNIV., OUT OF STATE - $24,710
NATIONWIDE PUBLIC, OUT OF STATE - $28,240
NATIONWIDE PRIVATE, NONPROFIT - $39,400
DFW CHRISTIAN UNIV. - $41,000

Financial Aid

75%

OF STUDENTS RECEIVE SOME FORM OF FINANCIAL AID

95%

OF STUDENTS WHO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID RECEIVE IT

35%

OF TUITION, ON AVERAGE, WAS SUBSIDIZED THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS AND DISCOUNTS IN 2022-2023

Deadline to apply for the fall is April 1. Students may apply after the deadline, and awards are based on scholarship funds remaining.
Have additional questions on financial aid? Visit our FAQs ➜

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

• 5-40% tuition
• Awarded based on financial need or other criteria (e.g. field of study)

WORK STUDY

WORK STUDY

• Up to 100 hrs at $15/hr
• Check ``work study`` on financial aid application
• Awarded based on financial need

NO FAFSA NECESSARY

NO FAFSA NECESSARY

DIU does not offer federal grants or loans.
Students are still eligible for FSA loan deferment and Lifetime Learning Scholarship federal tax credit.

ACADEMIC TUITION DISCOUNTS

*BA Students Only

ACADEMIC TUITION DISCOUNTS

• 50%: test scores of at least 1500 (SAT), 34 (ACT), or 104 (CLT). Must maintain GPA of 3.5 or higher.
• 25%: test scores of at least 1300 (SAT), 28 (ACT), or 86 (CLT). Must maintain GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• 15%: test scores of at least 1100 (SAT), 22 (ACT), or 72 (CLT). Must
maintain GPA of 3.0 or higher.

NON-PROFIT FAMILY TUITION DISCOUNT

*BA Students Only

NON-PROFIT FAMILY TUITION DISCOUNT

• 50% of tuition
• Parents work full-time for a faith-based non-profit sending agency

VETERAN BENEFITS AVAILABLE

VETERAN BENEFITS AVAILABLE

Rosemary Farmer

Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator
discover@diu.edu

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Connect with your undergraduate admissions coordinator, Rosemary Farmer, through email (discover@diu.edu) or by clicking below!

Rosemary Farmer

Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator
discover@diu.edu

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