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Dallas Baptist University (DBU), formerly known as Dallas Baptist College, is an accredited Christian liberal arts university in Dallas, Texas. DBU welcomes all students – including homeschoolers! – who desire to pursue a Christ-centered higher education. DBU also offers numerous ministry opportunities, both on and off campus, which are centered on serving a diverse amount of people in the surrounding communities.
This university is very homeschool-friendly! According to DBU’s homeschool admissions page, “DBU seeks to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings. We believe that homeschooled students bring unique qualities to our campus, and we are excited to welcome you to our DBU family!”
DBU does not require any extra steps for admission of homeschoolers. A completed application, essay, and high school transcripts are required for both homeschool and non-homeschool students. High school class rank is not needed. For homeschoolers, DBU provides a High School Transcript Template, which will ensure that you include all necessary information.
DBU even has a Director of Homeschool Relations available just for you! Her goal is to answer your questions and make your transition into college as smooth as possible, as she explains in this letter:
Hi, my name is Debbie Dooley and I am the Director of Homeschool Relations from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas.
I am a mom of seven and a fellow Homeschool Mom. Out of my seven, six have attended and graduated from DBU. My seventh one, I am presently homeschooling. I know when my children reached the high school age, my homeschooling grew a little more serious. When we began looking for colleges, it grew overwhelming at times.
I have been given the opportunity by Dallas Baptist to build the communication between DBU and the homeschool community. They are homeschool friendly and I enjoy sharing about it with others.
I say all of this to make myself available to you. I have met with parents and students to walk them through the admissions process or just answer questions on how to begin.
I also host events on campus for students to come visit. We would love for you to visit our beautiful campus. If I can be of any help to answer any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
I’m looking forward to working with you as we train up our students,
Director of HomeSchool Relations
Dallas Baptist University
Summer is here! High school students, are you looking for some things to add to your summer? DBU offers the following programs:
ServantU is not your normal summer camp! ServantU will provide you with a collegiate experience that will develop your leadership skills to equip you for college in the future. Based on DBU’s college model, ServantU will give students an opportunity to encounter academics, student life, servant leadership, and spiritual life on a Christ-centered campus.
High School students will experience an exciting week consisting of daily interactive academic courses, hands-on afternoon service/ministry projects, and fun nightly student activities. Choose from several diverse academic courses for you to build your own ServantU experience. Apply for ServantU today!
Date: July 22 – 26, 2018
Place: Students will be housed on the DBU campus in residence halls. All meals will be in the dining hall.
Apply: There are a limited number of spots, follow this link to apply today.
DBU’s summer Patriot Preview is coming up on Friday, July 20, 2018.
Sneak peek into life at DBU
Tour the campus
Visit with faculty and administrators
Participate in praise & worship
Receive information about admissions, financial aid & campus life
Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Lastly, as you plan your fall school year, be sure to look into DBU’s dual credit classes taught online for all high school students.
The Honors Scholars Academy provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit by taking DBU classes online. Honors Scholars Academy students receive the same exceptional, Christ-centered education that every student at DBU receives.
Date: Fall semester
Price: $450 per class
Apply: Follow this link and apply today.
About Dallas Baptist University
DBU has an enrollment of approximately 5,100 students representing 55 countries, with over 1,700 students living on campus. The university has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, with an average class size of 12. DBU offers 73 undergraduate majors, 31 master’s degree programs, 74 dual master’s degrees, and two doctoral programs. DBU also has many different degree programs that are available online.
At DBU, you’ll be able to apply your faith to everything you learn. All faculty and staff are professing Christians who take the time to encourage and support the success of students, both in and out of the classroom. Even the Athletic Department has a Christ-centered Patriot Discipleship program, called “Champions for Christ,” as well as a Global Missions Initiative.
DBU has a beautiful 292-acre campus, with rolling green lawns overlooking Mountain Creek Lake. There are four dormitories for underclassmen. Housing for upperclassmen includes the Colonial Village Apartments, the Williamsburg Village Townhomes, and the Brownstones. Many of the newer buildings on campus were constructed in the old Georgian architectural style. If you are a history buff, this is your kind of place!
The Mahler Student Center is a close replica of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pilgrim Chapel was inspired by the First Baptist Church in America, which was erected in 1774-75 in Providence, Rhode Island. Horner Hall was modeled after Congress Hall located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nation Hall is a near replica of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia mansion, Monticello. No wonder DBU students call themselves the Patriots!
Homeschoolers will love the fact that families are invited to fellowship with their students as well as DBU faculty and staff through community activities and other fun events. Family Weekend and Grandparents Day allow students to invite their families into their lives on campus. Other notable events include a Family Softball Game, Movie on the Quad, Art Show, and a family service project.
For more information about Dallas Baptist University, click here.