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!
  • 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

*Due to the decision made by the College Board and ACT to suspend the availability of testing during the COVID-19 virus pandemic, prospective students applying for admission to DBU for the Fall 2020 or Fall 2021 terms will not be required to submit an ACT or SAT score. Applicants who have completed all other application requirements will be given consideration for admission through a holistic review. 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

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

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.

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

Step 7: See you in the Fall!