Admissions Requirements

The ACCESS program at DeSales is designed for adult learners like you to continue your education, or begin a new one. Thus, the only admissions requirements are:

If you have attended some college:

If you would like to have your prior college courses evaluated for transfer, complete this College/University Transcript Request Form and send it to your former institution. (They might charge a fee and or require a specific transcript request procedure.)
  • DeSales accepts a total 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 the your GPA at DSU. (Exception: grades earned at LVAIC institutions via the cross registration process are included in the calculation of your DSU GPA.)

Read the complete transfer policy »

Earn credits for your real-world experience

If you have acquired experience and knowledge by a means other than higher education, ACCESS gives you the chance to earn college credits.

Some examples are:
  • Work experience
  • Military training
  • Non-traditional training

Learn more about prior learning assessment »

CLEP: College Level Examination Program 

DeSales is one of 1,400 CLEP (College Level Examination Program) test centers in the U.S. and abroad. CLEP can be a great way to get college credit for knowledge you already have. 

Learn more about CLEP testing at DeSales »