Admissions & Registration Deadlines

Failure to complete one or more of the requirements listed below by its deadline (“last day”) shown may delay your entry or reentry into DIU.

DIU practices “rolling admissions”, which allows students to apply for admission any time of the year and be considered for admission once all needed documents have been submitted. Deadlines are based on a student’s intended entry term at DIU.

An application or acceptance to DIU is generally considered “good” for the original intended term of entry and the following two years. If you find you cannot begin classes at DIU before this period ends, please contact DIU Admissions to ask if a new application will need to be submitted.

DIU Financial Aid is awarded for a period covering a full year that begins with May term and ends with Spring semester the following year. Financial Aid awards expire at the end of each Financial Aid award year. A new Financial Aid application is required to request aid for each award year.

For all students NEW to Dallas International

Requirement Last Day for Completion
 Apply Submit an application form and pay the application fee to start the process To give enough time to complete the application process, it is recommended that you submit an application form at least 2 months before you plan to start at DIU.

If you are an international applicant hoping to come to campus with a DIU-sponsored student visa, it is strongly recommended that you submit an application form at least 6 months before you plan to start at DIU.

Due to transcript evaluation and English language assessment, the international student application process can take extra time even for students who don’t plan to come to campus. Please give yourself extra time if you are an international applicant who will be studying remotely.

Financial Aid application Financial aid awards cover a full year running from May term through the following Spring term. The deadline to apply for financial aid in the upcoming award year is April 1. Continuing students are expected to apply for financial aid for each award year.

Missed the deadline? Please contact financial-aid@diu.edu. There may still be a way we can help.

Avoid a $50 late application fee Submit your application form at least 6 business weeks before your first class begins:

Spring 2022: November 17

May 2022: March 24

Summer 2022: April 25

 Admissions All application documents received by Admissions Office 4 business weeks before class begins:

Spring 2022: December 1

May 2022: April 7

Summer 2022: May 9

Admission Committee Decision 3 business weeks before class begins:

Spring 2022: December 8

May 2022: April 14

Summer 2022: May 16

All post-admission paperwork returned to Admissions Office Must be completed before registering for classes (See Registration below.)
 Registration  Advisor-approved, registered, and arrangements to pay completed. 1 business week before class begins:

Spring 2022: January 5

May 2022: April 29

Summer 2022: May 31

For FORMER students RETURNING to Dallas International

 Requirement  Last Day to Meet Requirement
 Admission Email admissions@diu.edu stating intention to return  2 business weeks before class begins:

Spring 2022: December 15

May 2022: April 22

Summer 2022: May 23

Confirmation form and updates  received by Admissions Office Must be completed before registering
 Registration  Advisor-approved, registered, and arrangements to pay completed. 1 business week before class begins:

Spring 2022: January 5

May 2022: April 29

Summer 2022: May 31