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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Dallas Baptist University! We welcome applications from any individual seeking a Christian education with high academic standards. In addition to the genuine motivation for study, the applicant’s maturity, integrity, and attitude are all taken into consideration by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The University’s desire is for students to come to DBU for an education and not just for a degree.

Note: DBU accepts the Texas Common Application (ApplyTexas), however a supplement is required. Click below to complete the DBU Supplement to the Texas Common Application.Application Supplement

 

First Year Applicant

DBU invites applications from qualified students who have graduated, or expect to graduate, from an accredited secondary school. Students who apply as regular first year enrollees must have graduated from high school or have satisfactorily completed the General Educational Development examination (GED). Students who were educated at home are also invited to apply and are subject to the same qualifications and requirements.

A campus visit is recommended, but not required. DBU hosts President’s Day Patriot Preview, Columbus Day Patriot Preview, and Fall, Winter, and Spring Previews to provide information on academic programs, campus life, financial aid, and scholarships, as well as to conduct scholarship interviews and campus tours for prospective students and their parents.

First Year Admission Requirements

The following must be submitted by all first year applicants:
  1. A fully completed DBU Application for Undergraduate Admission.
  2. A 250-word essay (typewritten or word-processed) relating why the applicant would like to attend Dallas Baptist University.
  3. Official high school transcript. Transcript must include official school stamp and/or administrator's signature, received in a sealed envelope bearing the transcripting school's logo
  4. Official scores of either the ACT or the SAT.
*Applicants who have permanent resident alien status in the United States must also fulfill the requirements listed under Special Admissions.

Transfer Applicant

Transfer students constitute an integral segment of the total student body at Dallas Baptist University. They bring a diversity of educational backgrounds that enrich and strengthen the overall academic experience for all students. A transfer student is defined as one who has been out of high school for at least one full semester and has attempted some college or university work for credit.

Transfer Admission Requirements

Students with transfer credit who apply to DBU must submit the following:
  1. A fully completed DBU Application for Undergraduate Admission.
  2. A 250-word essay (typewritten or word-processed) relating why the applicant would like to attend Dallas Baptist University.
  3. Official transcripts of all previous college work.
  4. 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 Admissions.