Admissions

Dunlap-Stone University’s enrollment advisers are here to assist you with every step of the enrollment process whether you are seeking “open enrollment” to take a single course or two, or to obtain your college degree. From course selection and degree choices all the way through admissions, our friendly advisers are here for you.

General Admissions Requirements

All programs at DSU have the following general admission requirements:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have high school diploma or equivalent
  • be proficient in reading and writing of the English language (TOEFL Score of 85 or higher)
  • complete the required enrollment forms by all applicable deadlines
  • acknowledge and accept the university tuition policies
  • complete Pre-Enrollment Counseling Session with Academic Advising Department

Undergraduate Student Admissions

Students seeking formal entrance to the undergraduate programs must complete the prescribed application and admissions process by all applicable deadlines.

In addition to the General Admissions Requirements, the International Import-Export Institute (IIEI) and the College of Arts and Letters (COAL) each require the following items or actions by the applicant:

  • Completion of Application for Admission
  • Official Transcripts or official records for all post-secondary education institutions previously attended must be sent to DSU’s Office of the Registrar directly
  • Written Acceptance of DSU’s Offer of Admission

University Admissions

If you are seeking to enroll in one of DSU’s degree programs, you begin the process with University Admissions. It is a cooperative effort shared by the Office of the Registrar and the Academic Advising Department. The University offers degree programs and various industry certification programs through the International Import-Export Institute (IIEI), and the College of Arts and Letters (CoAL). Depending on your program of study, there may be both general university entrance requirements and procedures, in addition to admissions policies for the given school or college.

Enrolling at DSU

Students seeking to enroll in classes at DSU can enroll by formally applying to the degree program or through “open enrollment” into any single class. Certain courses require a student to be a formally admitted degree student. Ask a Counselor for assistance.

DSU welcomes international  students. ((See international students at left) An education at DSU is not only world-class, but is a cost effective means to get a quality, respected professionally significant U.S. degree at a fraction of the cost of on-campus options.

Vocational Student Admissions @ IIEI

Students seeking entrance into courses in the vocational training certificate / certification exam preparation programs do not share the same admissions processes or policies as those seeking formal entrance to a degree program. Vocational programs are targeted at professionals in major international business and education arenas, and as a result there is no formal application and acceptance process.

Such individuals are considered “open-enrollment vocational” students, and they may sign up for courses at their discretion after completing the requisite general admissions requirements.

“Open Enrollment” Student Admissions

Students seeking to enroll in classes for reasons other than a degree–such as to prepare for an industry certification exam or just to learn– do not share the same admissions processes or policies as those seeking formal entrance to a degree program. These individuals  are considered “open-entry vocational” students, and they may sign up for courses at their discretion after completing the requisite general admissions requirements.

The courses offered through “Open Enrollment” are regular accredited for-credit college courses that can be applied of a degree program at any time, if the student is accepted into a degree program.

Contact an advisor for more information or to enroll.

Online Course Format

Dunlap-Stone University uses an online distance-learning model that assists students from all over the world in achieving their education goals through Internet-based technologies. Accessed through any computer with Internet access, the DSU virtual classroom provides course materials (syllabus, lecture and assignments, supplemental resources) and allows students to interact with each other, participating in text-based discussions and posting assignments for comments. This interactive model allows each student to bring their own experiences to the classroom, sharing and gaining valuable insights.

Course curriculum is designed around specific educational outcomes listed in each course syllabus. Course curriculum is developed through extensive research and draws from professional experience of instructors and curriculum developers. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to study.

The curriculum (for most courses) is designed to be taught in a six-week period. Concurrent enrollment in more than one class is not encouraged due to the accelerated and focused nature of the courses. Sequential enrollment encourages students to focus their attention and resources on one course of study, thereby creating an environment for the student to master a particular subject.

General School Information

Dunlap-Stone University bases its school year on the Semester Credit Hour system. There are two Semesters and a Summer term each year. (See school catalog for specific dates for each year.) Within each semester and summer term, classes are structured so that a student can attend year-round. Most courses are six weeks in length and taken one at a time sequentially during the semester, ending one and starting another immediately. Therefore, following this calendar, generally students who are enrolled in the degree program and concerned with financial aid, take three courses each semester and two during the Summer term.