We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all evaluation on the hard work you have already completed, so we consider each transfer student’s transcripts individually. To determine what class will transfer to DBU, just e-mail or mail us your unofficial transcript and our transcript evaluator will personally review it and notify you which courses will transfer to DBU. This process generally takes 3 to 4 days.

Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind regarding transfer hours:

Transfer 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:

  1. Eligibility for graduation;
  2. Eligibility for graduation with honors; and
  3. Eligibility for financial aid.

Courses 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; however:

  • Thirty of the last 36 credit hours must be taken in residence at DBU.
  • A minimum of 30 hours total must be taken in residence. (Any courses which DBU offers at extension site locations or online 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 as well as 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 transfer 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 (ACE) 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.