Professional Studies Admission
Procedure and Criteria
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following must be submitted by all professional studies applicants:
- A fully completed DBU Application for Undergraduate
- A non-refundable $25 admission application
- A 250-word essay (typewritten or word-processed)
relating why the applicant would like to attend Dallas Baptist
- Official transcripts of all previous college
- Applicants with less than 30 hours of transferable
credit must furnish high school transcripts or official
GED scores and official scores of either the ACT or SAT.
- *Applicants who have permanent resident
alien status in the United States must also fulfill the
requirements listed under Special
PROFESSIONAL STUDIES ADMISSION CRITERIA
Careful consideration is given to a number
of factors in reviewing applications and may include: academic
records, class rank, standardized test scores, personal recommendations,
church/ministry involvement, extracurricular activity participation,
community service, and the applicant’s written essay.
Applicants for admission are evaluated on the basis of the
candidate’s academic record, character, aptitude, and
potential for success in the DBU experience.
following criteria are considered when selecting candidates
||A grade point average of
2.5 or higher on all previous college work.
with less than 30 hours of acceptable credit must provide:
final high school transcript demonstrating the following:
- At least a 2.5 grade point
- Official seal of the school.
- Graduation date.
- Satisfactory class rank based
on the standards of
the particular high school attended.
- The following high school academic
units are recommended:
|| 4 years
|| 3 years
||2 years (minimum
of 1 year Lab Science)
||Students educated through
a non-traditional secondary education, which includes
a course of study at the secondary level in a non-accredited
private school setting or home school, must submit an
academic transcript. The academic transcript must include
a list of courses completed, final course grades, and
cumulative grade point average. Official ACT or SAT scores
must be submitted. The documents submitted must demonstrate
that the student meets regular admission standards.
||Standardized composite test
scores of 21 on the American College Testing Program (ACT)
or 1020 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
||Students with grade point averages below
2.5 on all previous college work may be considered for
admission if their ACT and/or SAT test scores fall in
the ranges indicated below:
2.49 - 2.31
2.30 - 2.21
2.20 - 2.00
who are provisionally admitted to the university may only
enroll for a maximum of 6 hours during their first semester
at DBU. The academic progress of students who are admitted
provisionally will be evaluated after each semester of enrollment
until they have completed 6 hours at DBU. All provisional
students who fall below a 2.0 grade point average during the
first 6 hours at DBU will be placed on academic probation
with additional requirements from the Registrar.
Baptist University complies with all applicable federal and
state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in unlawful
discrimination on the basis of age, gender, disability, veteran
status, race, color or national origin in any employment practice,
admissions, education program, or educational activity. Under
federal and state law, the University may discriminate on
the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes.
Adult students' grades earned on course work accepted in transfer to DBU will not become a part of the DBU grade point average. No course
with a grade of "D" or "F" will be accepted
in transfer. Only Dallas Baptist University residence credit will be considered in calculating the grade point average to determine:
Eligibility for graduation;
(2) Eligibility for graduation with honors; and
(3) Eligibility for financial aid.
taken on a pass/fail basis will be considered for acceptance
unless the institution at which the work was earned equates
a grade of "P", or pass, to a grade below "C".
Transfer credit will be considered for acceptance on all regular
college credit courses taken at a regionally accredited institution.
The total number of hours that can be transferred from all
accredited, two-year colleges is 66. DBU
will accept up to 12 credit hours of technical/occupational
credit from regionally accredited institutions (including
community/junior colleges) into the traditional degree programs.
These 12 hours are to be used as elective credit only. No
advanced courses will be accepted in transfer from a two-year
college. A limited amount of transfer credit from identified
non-accredited institutions may be accepted, upon review by
the Registrar's Office. There is no limitation to the number
of hours DBU will accept from accredited four-year institutions;
||Thirty of the last 36 credit
hours must be taken in residence at DBU.
||A minimum of 32 hours total must be taken
in residence. (Any courses which DBU offers at extension
site locations are considered resident hours.)
||All required courses of the student’s
degree plan must be completed.
||After matriculation, a student may only
transfer a total of 12 credit hours to DBU.
Courses that are considered developmental/remedial; continuing
education, college orientation, work co-op, and extension
courses are not transferable. Credit given on another regionally
accredited school's transcript for ACE, CLEP, AP, or departmental
exams is transferable provided that institution's testing
standards are comparable to those of DBU.
The student must recognize that academic advising is unofficial
until an official transcript evaluation form and official
degree plan have been approved by the Registrar's Office.
Credit for Corporate Training
DBU accepts, subject to departmental approval/policies, credit
recommendations for courses that have been evaluated by the
American Council of Education as specified in The National
Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs or College
Recommendations: The Directory of the National Programs on
Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction. These recommendations
may be placed on a DBU transcript for a fee.
Credit for Military Experience
Students may receive, subject to departmental approval/policies,
credit for Army courses and military occupational specialties
(MOS); Navy general rates, ratings, warrant officer and limited
duty officer specialties; Air Force courses; Coast Guard courses;
Marine Corps courses; and Department of Defense courses, if
they have been evaluated by the American Council on Education
(ACE). DBU will accept credit recommendations made by ACE
as specified in The Guide to the Evaluation of Educational
Experiences in the Armed Services.