Gaining Additional College Credit
All applicants who have never attended a post-secondary institution or who have enrolled in any post-secondary institution, even if no credit was received, must submit a completed application for admission and the following:
- Official copies of transcripts from all colleges in which the student has enrolled. These must be submitted before a final admission evaluation can be made.
- Typewritten essay (250 words) describing why the applicant would like to attend DBU.
- College of Professional Studies students with fewer than 30 transferable credit hours must submit a final official high school transcript or GED documentation.
- A non-refundable $25 admission application fee. The fee is waived if the online application for admission is submitted.
The Application for Admission and all other required documentation should be mailed to the following address:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211-9299
For additional information regarding College of Professional Studies admission criteria, please refer to the undergraduate catalog.
RE-ADMISSION OF FORMER STUDENTS
Students previously enrolled and in good academic standing in an undergraduate degree program who wish to re-enter DBU after an absence of more than 24 months are required to
submit the one-page Application for Re-Admission and new official transcripts from each college or university attended since the last enrollment at DBU. The $25 admission application fee is waived and the 250-word essay is not required.
Students who have been absent from DBU for over five years must re-submit the full Undergraduate Application for Admission, 250-word essay, and transcripts of all college/university work completed prior to and since last enrollment at DBU. The $25 admission application fee is waived for these students.
All students applying for re-admission to the University must have no outstanding financial obligation to DBU and must be current on all student loans. Students applying for re-admission to DBU must meet the current admission standards as listed in the Transfer Admission Criteria or Professional Studies Admission Criteria.
DBU you can initially transfer an unlimited number of hours from regionally
accredited four-year institutions or up to 66 hours from regionally
accredited two-year colleges. No course with a grade of "D" or
"F" will be accepted in transfer. Please recognize that academic
advising is unofficial until an official transcript evaluation form
and official degree audit have been approved by the Registrar's Office.
Additionally, other guidelines may
Additional College Credit
for Experiential Learning. Gain up to 30 credit hours for college-level
learning you've achieved through life and work experiences. If you
have four years of significant work experience and are 25 or older,
the Portfolio Degree Program can accelerate progress towards your academic degree.
by Examination. College credit can be earned in specific subject
areas through the satisfactory completion of College Level
Examination Program (CLEP)
exams and/or by satisfactory scores on tests administered by individual
or Corporate Training. Military or corporate training that has
been recognized by the American Council of Education (ACE) is another
avenue for earning college credit toward completion of an adult
education degree. Typically, ACE credits satisfy elective requirements,
but do not apply to the 25-percent-credit-hour residency requirement.
students take advantage of financial aid programs to make their
educational goals a reality. Financial aid is available in two forms:
Aid (does not have to be repaid)
Church matching gift programs and corporate reimbursement programs
Aid (must be repaid)
Credit financing, payment plans and student loans
primary sources that provide loans to our students are the federal
government, local lending institutions, and DBU through its payment
plans. DBU is ready to help make financing your college education easier. Click
here to find out more about your options, or contact our financial
aid specialists by E-mail or
at (214) 333-5363.
a minimum of 126 credit hours
32 hours in residence at DBU
30 of your last 36 hours in residence at DBU
a minimum of 42 upper-level hours (waived for inverted degree
- Minimum of 2.0 in overall GPA
- Complete a minimum of 12 residency hours in major
- Minimum of 2.0 in institutional GPA at DBU
- Minimum of 2.0 GPA in institutional major and institutional minor
makes it easy for you to attend Information Sessions, schedule meetings
with academic advisors, or complete registration at DBU North, DBU Hurst-Colleyville, or DBU Mansfield.
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