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DBU recognizes that students taking Honors Scholars Academy courses are high school students.

DBU holds expectations for ourselves and Honors Scholars Academy students to ensure students learn the college-level material in a fun and engaging manner while not getting overwhelmed in their schoolwork.

We Promise

  • To provide you a rigorous, Christ-centered education that is equal to that of all our courses, regardless of format (online or on-site).
  • To provide a college experience outside the classroom so students can understand the DBU college experience.
  • To help students in any way needed.

Students Will Be Expected To

  • Participate in class assignments and perform to their highest ability in the class.
  • Conduct work independently and complete assignments on their own without receiving help from others.
  • Communicate with the DBU Honors Scholars Academy contact if they have any questions concerning the Honors Scholars Academy or DBU as a whole.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • At least four (4) successfully high school courses completed
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Parent consent
Most colleges and universities are like DBU and consider students entering college directly from high school as a freshman (or first-year students) regardless of the number of college credit hours they earned during high school. However, this policy is set by the individual college or university the student chooses to attend.
Yes, international students must contact the DBU international admissions office at globalinfo@dbu.edu for more information.
Yes, students can ask their academic counselor for an Add/Drop form. Once the student fills out the form, they will be withdrawn from the class. There is no fee to withdraw from an HSA course. The student needs to consult the academic calendar for add/drop and withdrawal deadlines.
When a class is completed, the student’s grade will be posted on DBU’s Student Self-Service system. You will need to request a transcript if you enroll at another university or if your high school requires one.
Visit this page to request a transcript.
No, the student must meet all admission requirements to be accepted to DBU. However, taking a class through the Honors Scholars Academy gives students priority consideration in the admissions process and qualifies them for a $5,000 scholarship if they enroll full-time at DBU after high school graduation.
Students should enroll in the Honors Scholars Academy before the first day of classes. Visit this page to access DBU’s academic calendar.
No, the courses offered are general education courses and do not fulfill all the requirements for an associate degree.

How do I get started?

step one

Apply Walk through the application with us here! 

step two

An advisor will call you to walk you and your parent through:

  • Submit unofficial transcript
  • Submit registration forms
  • Submit FERPA
  • Earn College Credit

For more information, contact: 

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11