Online learning is a form
of distance learning that takes place using computer technology
and the Internet. Distance learning is learning that takes
place when the faculty and the students are separated by
distance, i.e., not in the same room.
Yes. You may apply for financial aid if you complete the
necessary applications and demonstrate eligibility for the
aid you request. To receive financial aid information, please
call (214) 333-5363 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
sort of technical equipment do I need to take this course?
For a complete list of technical requirements, please see
Requirements page on this site. For students accessing
DBU Online from a university-owned computer on campus, the
use of university equipment depends on computer availability
and operating hours of the DBU Computer Lab.
Dallas Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Dallas Baptist University. Inquiries to the accreditors should relate only to the accreditation status of the institution.
The Educator Preparation Program at Dallas Baptist University is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to prepare, train, and recommend teacher, school counselor, diagnostician, reading specialist, principal, and superintendent candidates for certification.
if I have a problem or question when I am online?
DBU Online provides a telephone "HelpDesk", for technical
support (not academic support), without additional charge.
Telephone support is available twenty-four (24) hours a
day, seven (7) days a week. You may phone the HelpDesk at
1-866-264-1560. The maximum response time for a telephone
support request is twenty-four (24) hours.
Yes. You may contact your academic advisor online or on
the telephone. For more information regarding your academic
advisor/counselor, click on this link
or contact the Online Student Coordinator at (800) 460-8188
or e-mail email@example.com.
I transfer the credits for an online course to another university?
The credits you earn from the courses offered through DBU
Online should be transferable to other higher education
institutions. However, the extent to which these credits
will be accepted by another institution is determined by
All students receive access to the Vance Memorial Library catalog.
Go to www.dbu.edu/library to locate
the desired book(s). The library staff will locate your
selection and send the books to you via regular mail. You
will also receive access to online databases.
DBU has implemented the WebAdvisor System to access student
information via the Internet. Final grades will be available
online as soon as they are entered by the faculty member
and will no longer be mailed to students. The Registrar's
Office will only mail grades to a student upon request.
Web Advisor for Students/Faculty can be accessed at http://webadvisor.dbu.edu.
Within semester limits, the DBU Online courses are totally
asynchronous which means students may sign on any time,
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Asynchronous learning is
learning where the instructor and the students need not
be in the same room at the same time, nor need they be on
the computer at the same time. Except where the faculty
member has established test dates and time, chat reviews,
etc., students do not need to log in at the same time as
other students or at the same time as the instructor.