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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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How to Apply

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Ready to begin your DSU journey? After you've reviewed the application requirements, here's what's next. 

Complete the undergraduate application

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You'll be asked to list basic information about yourself, your previous school(s), your GPA, and your standardized test scores.

There's a $20 application fee, and you'll need to send any high school and college transcripts and any required test scores directly to us.

These applications are for incoming freshmen, online students, transfer students, and international students.

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Apply anytime

You've probably already realized that we're different from many other universities. When you're ready, we are too: there is no deadline to apply to DSU. 

However, we need time to process the documents you send us. So if you're hoping to start classes at a certain time, be sure to apply as early as you can.

International students, take note

If you're not a US resident, please read our admissions requirements for international students.

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