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 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, $25 admission application fee, and transcripts of all college/university work completed prior to and since last enrollment at DBU.
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 admissions standards as listed in the Transfer Admission Criteria or Professional Studies Admission Criteria.
Students interested in taking courses, but who are not seeking a degree from DBU, may be admitted for non-degree study. All non-degree seeking applicants should apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are advised by the Registrar. Students registering for courses with prerequisites must submit an official transcript confirming credit for the required prerequisites.
Non-degree status would apply to persons in the following categories:
- Transient Students
Undergraduate students who are continuing students at another university may be admitted to DBU as transient students. A photocopy of the applicant's most recent grade report or transcript must be submitted with a completed application and a non-refundable $25 application fee. The applicant fee is waived if the online application for admission is submitted. Transient students are admitted for ONE SEMESTER. If they wish to continue at DBU, they must return to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and reapply as transfer students.
- Post-Baccalaureate Student
A post-baccalaureate student is one who currently holds a bachelor's degree, yet is enrolled in undergraduate courses and is not seeking a second bachelor's degree at DBU. Post-baccalaureate students must submit a completed application, a non-refundable $25 application fee, and a transcript from the university at which their bachelor's degree was earned. The application fee is waived if the online application for admission is submitted.
- Non-Degree-Seeking Student
Students who do not hold a bachelor's degree and do not wish to pursue one, but wish to take credited classes at DBU, may apply as a Non-Degree-Seeking Student. Applicants must submit a completed application and a non-refundable $25 application fee. The application fee is waived if the online application for admission is submitted. Students registering for courses with prerequisites must submit an official transcript confirming credit for the required prerequisites.
- Audit Student
An audit student is one who visits in a course. Auditors have the privilege of hearing or observing only. The privilege does not include evaluation of work or participation in discussion or laboratory practice. No credit is given for an audited course. An audit student may also be regularly enrolled in other courses. All arrangements for auditing classes are to be made in the Registrar's Office.
Permanent Resident Alien Students
Those students who are not citizens of the U.S., but do have official permanent resident status, must also submit the following:
- A photocopy of your official, current Permanent Resident Alien (PRA) card. DBU admissions personnel must photocopy this card.
- Original transcripts of all high school and college grades with literal translations into English. Students attempting to transfer credits received in secondary degrees or courses completed at universities outside the United States must send official transcripts to an approved evaluation service at the student's expense.
- An official score of at least 525 on the paper-based Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam, or 197 on the computer-based exam. Students who meet one of the following criteria are exempt from taking the TOEFL:
- English is your first language.
- Graduation from an English-speaking high school.
- 30 hours or more of transferable college credit from an English- speaking university.
Undocumented Non-Citizens Admission
Dallas Baptist University admits qualifying undocumented non-citizens who meet the admissions criteria of the University and who are eligible to sign an affidavit of Texas residency as described in Texas House Bill 1403. The University will consider admission of out-of-state undocumented non-citizens if such applicants intend to pursue permanent residency status in the United States of America at the earliest opportunity they are eligible to do so. Each applicant who is an undocumented non-citizen of the United States of America must sign and execute an affidavit of residency and submit it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for consideration. Section 2 of House Bill 1403 states that an individual who is a non-citizen can be considered a resident of the State of Texas if the individual resided with a parent, court-appointed legal guardian or conservator while attending a public or private high school in the State of Texas and:
- Graduated from a public or private high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED) in the State of Texas.
- Resided in the State of Texas for at least 36 consecutive months as of the date the person graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED).
- Registers as an entering student in a college or university that is supported by the State of Texas not earlier than the 2001 fall semester, and
- Provides the college or university that is supported by the State of Texas an affidavit that the individual will file an application to become a permanent resident at the earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
If an undocumented non-citizen applicant to Dallas Baptist University meets the requirements as stated in sections 1 and 2 above, and intends to file an application to become a permanent resident at the earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so as stated in section 4 above, he/she must complete the following affidavit and submit it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Out-of-state undocumented non-citizens must contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for further instructions.
International Student Admission