Admissions Steps

Ready to get the ball rolling? WOOHOO! Follow this checklist to help walk you through the process and, of course, don't hesitate to reach out to your Admissions Counselor with any questions!

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Undergraduate Admissions Checklist

Step 1: Apply for Admission

  • Apply for DBU Online. Application fee: $0!
  • High School Students:
    • Request from your school an initial transcript which includes:
      • Name of the high school* you attend
      • Your current GPA
    • After you graduate, request from your school your official transcript which shows:
      • Graduation date
      • Final GPA
    • Submit any transcripts from colleges or universities where you have previously been enrolled (even if you did not receive credit)
      • Contact your institution's registrar's office to receive a transcript.
    • Submit test scores** for ACT***, SAT, or CLT to receive a merit scholarship, if applicable
      • Request that DBU receives your test scores when you register for these tests
  • Transfer Students:
    • Submit any transcripts from colleges or universities where you have previously been enrolled (even if you did not receive credit)
      • Contact your institution's registrar's office to receive a transcript
      • Transfer students will need to have their transcripts evaluated. Visit degreesight.com/dbu-student, a free transcript evaluation service, and create an account to get started. Transfer students cannot be adequately advised until their transcripts have been evaluated
    • Students with 24 or fewer completed hours* must submit an official transcript with your graduation date and final GPA as well as test scores** for ACT***, SAT, or CLT to receive a merit scholarship, if applicable

*Transfer students who have completed at least 24 hours do not need to submit a high school transcript

**DBU is "test-optional" through 2023, meaning that the submission of standardized test scores is optional for incoming students and no longer a requirement. Applicants who have completed all other application requirements will be given consideration for admission through a holistic review. However, if you have previously taken an ACT or SAT, we strongly encourage you to submit them for evaluation. We also strongly recommend that all students have a standardized test on file prior to enrollment.

***DBU offers an on-campus, or “residual” testing program to high school students who are unable to test on an ACT National Testing date. This test is limited to students who have applied, been admitted, or are enrolled at DBU and costs $25. The scores from this testing are reported back to you quickly, and will only apply to your admission to DBU. Students who have already taken the ACT must wait 60 days before taking it again. If you are interested in taking the Residual ACT with us, on campus, you can sign up here. We offer the test most Tuesday mornings.

Step 2: Apply for Scholarships

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

Step 4: Confirm your Enrollment

  • Pay your Enrollment Fee
  • Create a MyDBU account
    • Check your email after your enrollment fee has been paid, an email will be sent to you within 3 business days with information about how to set up your MyDBU account.

Note: The following steps will open up in early Spring.

Step 5: New Patriot Orientation (NPO)

  • Register for NPO
  • Attend an NPO session
    • Register for Classes
    • Setup everything for your first semester at DBU

Step 6: Apply for Housing

  • Access the housing application through your MyDBU Portal
  • Fill out the StarRez application*
    • Upload shot records, including a Meningitis vaccine no older than 5 years
  • Once StarRez application is completed, select your room
*Transfer students who have completed at least 30 hours are eligible to live in upperclassmen housing. Students desiring to live in upperclassmen housing should follow the same steps above.

Step 7: See you in the Fall!