Gateway Admission

Applicants interested in taking just a few courses at Dallas International University (up to 10 semester hours) may choose to complete the Gateway application. This streamlined application process does not require submission of test scores or letters of recommendation–just a few simple steps.

Gateway students who complete their allowed semester hours and wish to take more courses will need to complete the requirements for Undergraduate or Graduate admission before continuing their studies at Dallas International. See our Change Admission Status page for more information.

The Gateway Application form can be completed online in just a few minutes. Once the application form has been submitted, proceed through the application steps below.

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Please take into consideration our Admissions and Registration Deadlines as you make your plans.

Unless otherwise noted in the document instructions, please submit application items/documents to or mail to:

Dallas International Admissions
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas TX 75236

*Items submitted in support of a Dallas International University application are non-returnable.


Application fee: $0

Gateway applicants do not need to pay an application fee.

Late fee: $50
A non-refundable $50 fee will be required if you submit your application form after the late fee deadline. You can pay the late fee using the payment options listed below. Please check our deadlines page ( for each term’s late fee deadline.

To pay by check:
Send payment to Dallas International Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75236.

To pay online:
Click the “Pay Now” button below to pay your application fee online through PayPal.

If payment is made through a PayPal account not associated with your name or the email address listed on your application for admission, please contact to inform us of the discrepancy. This will help us ensure that your payment will be connected with your application.


Dallas International University requires an official copy of at least one transcript showing classes completed, grades attained, and degree(s) (or diploma) granted which shows an appropriate level of education for the course(s) the student wishes to take as a Gateway student. Ideally, transcripts should show the highest level of schooling you have completed so far.

Transcripts should come directly to DIU from the school itself or be in an unopened, signed and sealed envelope which you received directly from the school.

Electronic transcripts sent by the school are acceptable as long as the school recognizes them as official. Those may be sent to

If using regular mail instead, schools should direct transcripts to Dallas International Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75236.

To qualify for full Gateway admission, which allows enrollment in up to 10 semester hours of any undergraduate and/or graduate classes, please submit a transcript showing one of the following:

    • a completed Master’s degree with at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA), or
    • a completed Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.80 cumulative GPA, or
    • transcripts showing 72 or more undergraduate-level credits completed with at least a 2.80 cumulative GPA

To qualify for Gateway Restricted admission, which allows enrollment in up to ten semester hours of undergraduate classes, please submit transcripts showing the following:

    • transcripts showing 24 or more completed credits at the freshman, undergraduate-level or higher with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00, or
    • graduation from high school with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, plus any undergraduate study previously completed, or
    • a General Educational Development (GED) credential, plus any undergraduate study previously completed

Foreign transcripts: For Gateway applications, official academic records from outside the United States or Canada do not need be sent to a credential evaluation service, but an English translation of the transcript should be provided along with the transcript for transcripts not already in English.

Where appropriate for non-native speakers of English, evidence of satisfactory performance on the TOEFL exam, the IELTS, or the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Evaluation. Visit the English Language Proficiency Requirement page for more details.

If you will be needing a student visa while studying at Dallas International University, please visit our International Student admission page for steps and instructions. The international student application process includes the requirements for visa certification and therefore will take a few weeks extra to complete. Submit your Gateway application early–2 to 3 months before your first class at DIU. Contact our international student coordinator ( with any questions.

Per Texas state law, applicants who will be under 22 years of age at the time they are taking classes on campus at Dallas International University must provide evidence of bacterial meningitis vaccination. This requirement is automatically waived for students whose 22nd birthday has already passed or who are only taking classes at DIU from a distance (i.e. distance education classes only).

If you will be under age 22 when you begin classes at DIU, below is a list of forms you may need to meet the requirement to provide proof of Bacterial Meningitis vaccination (or exemption from it) to DIU.

Bacterial Meningitis Information sheet

Checklist for Bacterial Meningitis packet
Health Clinic HIPAA declaration
Bacterial Meningitis immunization form
Bacterial Meningitis medical exemption form