Helping You Keep On

At Dallas Baptist University, we want to serve you and your family in every way possible, especially in the middle of this time of disruption.

As you know, April is historically when we begin Advance Registration, as students select those classes which allow them to work toward completing their academic goals. But with all of the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that you might have some questions and need some guidance on your next steps.

Below are some services we have implemented to help you keep on with your education during this time.

We want to encourage you, however, not to give up on your goals. Let us help you along this journey.

Virtual Advising Center

Advance registration for summer and fall begins April 1 and runs through May 27. While often Advising has taken place in person, during this time, it will be handled exclusively online or by the phone. Visit the Virtual Advising Center to schedule a virtual advising appointment with your advisor.

Note: Student, after you schedule an appointment with your advisor, you will receive a confirmation email and Microsoft Teams virtual meeting link in your student email.

Schedule an Appointment Schedule of Classes

Online Registration

Registration for summer and fall 2020 will be conducted through Student Planning within Self-Service for all students. We have published step-by-step videos on how to register through Student Planning. If you have questions about registering through Student Planning, contact your advisor.

How To Videos

Financial Aid 

If you or your family have lost wages or employment during the shutdown, you may submit a Change of Circumstance Form to the Office of Financial Aid. The aid you qualify for will be adjusted based on this new information, so you do not have to let the loss of work affect your education. Contact Financial Aid at (214) 333-5586 or to be directed to the correct form.

Contact Financial Aid

Career and Professional Development

The Center for Career and Professional Development offers you access to Handshake, which can help you find jobs, internships, interview opportunities, and career fairs. With more than 200,000 employers posting jobs in Handshake, DBU students will have access to submitting applications, discovering employers and opportunities, and attending career fairs and other events. This online system is available to you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for convenient access to information regarding full-time and part-time employment, as well as internship opportunities. This service is available for students seeking on-campus and off-campus positions.

The Center for Career and Professional Development will be providing updates for you in the coming weeks concerning an upcoming virtual career fair, and if you have any questions, please feel free to email them at

Sign Up for Handshake


DBU counselors are ready and willing to help you via phone or video conference. Many people are experiencing anxiety and depression for the first time during this crisis. Others are seeing their conditions worsened in the wake of the uncertainty and upheaval.

To provide you with the assistance you may need, please call (214) 333-5288 anytime between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak with a professional counselor or to schedule regular virtual counseling sessions. All your information remains confidential and the service is free to all enrolled students. And you can always email them at

If you need help after hours, call the Counseling and Crisis Hotline (not affiliated with DBU) at (972) 233-2233 to connect with trained volunteers who can help you with immediate needs.

Contact the Counseling Center


Please know we are praying for you and your family, and if you have specfic prayer requests, we want to know them.  Please click here, and it will direct you to a form so that you can let our DBU Prayer Ministry know about your request.

Prayer Requests

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your advisor. If you don't know who your advisor is, please feel free to email the DBU Advising Center at

Contact Advising Center