Admissions Requirements & Process
If you have a high school diploma or GED and the desire to learn, you meet DeSales' basic requirements for the ACCESS program. Anything beyond these basics puts you on an even faster track to earning your DeSales degree or certificate.
Three steps to admissions
1. Apply to ACCESS
The application process begins with an ACCESS Application for Admission. A copy of your high school diploma or GED is also required.
2. Meet with an academic advisor
One of our staff members will help you set up an appointment with an advisor at one of our locations.
3. Choose your classes
Your advisor will help you come up with your personal education plan and set you up with your MyDSU & WebAdvisor account —a secure web interface that allows you to search and register for classes. It is also where you can view and update your student information including grades, transcripts, class schedules, financial aid and account profiles.
If you have attended some college...
We will be happy to evaluate your prior college courses to the number of credits you may be able to transfer toward your DeSales' program. Be sure to send your prior institution a transcript request form.
- DeSales accepts up of 75 credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
- All transferred credits must be applicable to some curriculum offered at DeSales University.
- You must complete at least 15 three-credit (or more) courses at DeSales University to earn a degree from DSU.
- Only credit is transferred, your grades for transfer courses are not calculated into your GPA at DSU. (Exception: grades earned at LVAIC institutions via the cross-registration process are included in the calculation of your DSU GPA.)
- Please review our transfer policy.
Earn credits for your non-college experience...
DeSales ACCESS program can give you college credits for the knowledge and skills you have acquired through non-college learning. Our prior learning assessment enables you to demonstrate what you've learned. Examples of non-college learning may include:
- Work experience
- Military training
- Non-traditional training
- Learn about our prior learning assessment
We are also one of 1,400 nationwide and abroad. CLEP is an uncomplicated, reputable, and efficient way for you to get college credit for knowledge you have acquired on your own.