Baccalaureate Degree Program

What do I need to get accepted to DSU?

Our bachelor’s programs are academically challenging, and our selection process is equally rigorous. If you meet these requirements, we’d love for you to join us at DSU!

High School Graduates

First, new freshmen, who are under 24 and graduated from high school, must meet one of these three requirements (Please see the transfer requirements, if you a student transferring from another college or university):

  • An ACT score composite score of 18 or above, or get a subscore on the SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading of 870 or above
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Rank in the upper 60% of your high school graduating class

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may qualify for admission on probation.

Second, you must also have completed the following courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale:

English
You must have one of the following:

  • 4 years of English
  • ACT English sub-test score of 18 or above
  • AP English score of 3 or above

Advanced mathematics
You must have one of the following:

  • 3 years of advanced mathematics
  • ACT Math sub-test score of 20 or above
  • AP Calculus score of 3 or above

Laboratory science
You must have one of the following:

  • 3 years of laboratory science
  • ACT Science Reasoning sub-test score of 17 or above
  • AP Science score of 3 or above

Social science
You must have one of the following:

  • 3 years of social science
  • ACT Social Studies/Reading sub-test score of 17 or above
  • AP Social Studies score of 3 or above

Fine arts
You must have one of the following:

  • 1 year of fine arts
  • AP Fine Arts score of 3 or above

Computer science
We expect that students looking to be admitted to DSU will have basic keyboarding skills and experience in using computer word processing and database and spreadsheet programs. We also expect you to have experience in using the Internet or other wide area network. These expectations may be met by high school coursework.

If you meet the admission requirements, but don't meet the course requirements listed above, you can be admitted to an associate degree program. Once you complete the associate program, you may apply for admission into a bachelor's program.

Non-High School Graduates

For those who are not a high school graduates, you must meet both of the requirements below for admission:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Complete the GED High School Equivalency Certificate with the following minimum scores:
    • Total score of at least a 2250
    • Standard test score below 410

Home-schooled/Non-accredited HS Graduates

Students who are home-schooled or attended a non-accredited high school must submit an official transcript (in a semester format) for review from either an accredited regional authority or home school provider in conjunction with state requirements. For admission you must meet both the following requirements:

  • Meet the minimum course requirements list as listed above in the "High School Graduate" section
  • An ACT score composite score of 18 or above, or get a subscore on the SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading of 870 or above

Non-Traditional Students (24 years & older)

If you’re 24 years old or older, you must have graduated from high school, completed the GED with a combined score of a minimum of 2250 and a minimum of 410 on each test, or met state requirements for the high school equivalency certificate.

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If you’re not sure if you meet any of the above requirements, or if you just have questions about our requirements or admissions processes, feel free to contact us or give us a call at 1-888-DSU-9988.

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