Admission Steps

We welcome students from around the world to study in over 100 degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. With so much opportunity here, students often struggle to find what program will help them get to where they hope to go in life. Our Department of International Admissions and Immigration helps prospective international students identify what program is best for them and how to go through our admissions process here at DBU. Start your first step on your educational journey by applying today!

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Undergraduate Admissions Checklist

The steps below are criteria for those applying to a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or certificate program. Explore Undergraduate Programs >>

Step 1: Apply for Admission

  • Application
  • Auto-reported GPA (American Grading System - GPA scale from 0.00 - 4.00)
  • Essay or Video - not required for those going into IEP
    • Topic: "Why I Want to Study at DBU"
  • English Test Scores - not required for those going into IEP

Step 2: Immigration Verification

Step 3: Complete Pre-Arrival Documents & Reserve Housing

  • Immunizations
    • Tuberculosis Test Results
    • Meningitis Vaccine
      • Not required if you are 22 years or older
  • DBU Housing Request
    • Complete Online Housing Application
      • Upon your acceptance to DBU, a link will be sent to your listed email with login credentials to complete the housing application. If for some reason you do not receive this link, contact University Housing at housing@dbu.edu or 214-333-5455.
    • Report of Medical History
    • Additional Immunizations
      • TDap Vaccine
      • MMR Vaccine
  • Submit Scholarship Applications

Make sure to use the forms provided by DBU. Please complete and sign all sections of the DBU forms. Immunization and Test records must be dated and signed off by your doctor. 

4. Register for Class & Arrival

Graduate Admissions Checklist

The steps below are criteria for those applying to a master's degree, doctorate, or advanced certificate program. Explore Graduate Programs >>

For more information about being an International Graduate School student at DBU, please visit the International Graduate Student Admissions page.

Step 1: Apply for Admission

  • Application
    • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts and Diplomas
    • Note: Official, sealed Transcripts from all schools attended are required
    • Include literal English translation with the officially issued credentials
    • Students applying from Africa must submit their transcripts for 3rd-party evaluation since we do not evaluate African transcripts. 
  • GMAT/GRE Scores (if required by the degree program)
  • Resume or CV
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
  • English Test Scores

Step 2: Immigration Verification

Step 3: Complete Pre-Arrival Documents & Reserve Housing

  • Immunizations
    • Tuberculosis Test Results
    • Meningitis Vaccine
      • Not required if you are 22 years or older
  • DBU Housing Request
    • Complete Online Housing Application
      • Upon your acceptance to DBU, a link will be sent to your listed email with login credentials to complete the housing application. If for some reason you do not receive this link, contact University Housing at housing@dbu.edu or 214-333-5455.
    • Report of Medical History
    • Additional Immunizations
      • TDap Vaccine
      • MMR Vaccine
  • Submit Scholarship Applications

Make sure to use the forms provided by DBU. Please complete and sign all sections of the DBU forms. Immunization and Test records must be dated and signed off by your doctor. 

4. Register for Class & Arrival

Intensive English Program (IEP) Admissions Checklist

The steps below are criteria for admission to the English for Communication track of the IEP program. Learn More >>

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Step 2: Immigration Verification

Step 3: Complete Pre-Arrival Documents & Reserve Housing

  • Immunizations
    • Tuberculosis Test Results
    • Meningitis Vaccine
      • Not required if you are 22 years or older
  • DBU Housing Request
    • Complete Online Housing Application
      • Upon your acceptance to DBU, a link will be sent to your listed email with login credentials to complete the housing application. If for some reason you do not receive this link, contact University Housing at housing@dbu.edu or 214-333-5455.
    • Report of Medical History
    • Additional Immunizations
      • TDap Vaccine
      • MMR Vaccine
  • Submit Scholarship Applications

Make sure to use the forms provided by DBU. Please complete and sign all sections of the DBU forms. Immunization and Test records must be dated and signed off by your doctor. 

Step 4: Register for Class & Arrival