Special Note: In-Person Campus Visits

Students planning to visit campus from states currently on the City of Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order must comply with the requirements listed upon arrival to the Chicago area. Virtual visits via Zoom or FaceTime can be arranged, as needed, during the this time. Learn more about scheduling a campus visit.

Undergraduate Students
Admitted Undergraduates
International Students
Prospective Students
Parents
Counselors

Graduate Students
General
Accepted Students
Prospective Students
International Students

 

Undergraduate Students


Admitted Undergraduates
Will this situation delay my admission decision to Dominican?

In most cases, it will not. Admission decisions are being made on a regular basis. Admission counselors are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday.


Will the enrollment deposit deadline be extended from May 1?

The enrollment deposit date is May 1, 2021, but is refundable up to June 15, 2021. If you need more time to make your college decision, please contact your admission counselor to discuss your options.  If you are ready to take the next step, you can pay your enrollment deposit at any time to reserve your spot at dom.edu/deposit.


Does Dominican offer enrollment deposit fee waivers or deferrals?

During these uncertain times, we will continue to be supportive and flexible regarding financial hardships for students. To request an enrollment deposit fee waiver or deferral, please complete and email your NACAC Enrollment Deposit Fee Waiver  to domadmis@dom.edu prior to May 1, 2021. The Undergraduate Admission Office will review your request and respond accordingly.


Will extensions be allowed for receipt of final transcripts, AP, or IB scores? 

We will be flexible enough to make the enrollment process as smooth and stress-free as possible. These records are important for academic advising appointments. Therefore, please have these records sent to Undergraduate Admission before attending SOAR, if possible.


Will you accept unofficial transcripts from my previous institution if it is closed? 

We can make conditional admission decisions based on unofficial transcripts to get you registered for classes, but you will need to provide the official transcript by July 1, 2021.


How can I send an unofficial transcript?

Scan and e-mail the document to domadmis@dom.edu – or directly to your admission counselor – and we will take it from there.


Will there still be recruiting events and/or individual campus visits? 

Your safety is our top priority. On-campus events and individual visits are limited and have attendance caps. For a listing of virtual and on-campus events, go to Undergraduate Admission Visits or connect with our Student Ambassadors to have your questions answered.


Will the admission counselors still be able to do a financial aid consultation once I receive a financial aid package?

Yes – the counselors are able to do consultations in-person on campus or via phone, email, or virtually through Zoom or FaceTime.


If I am not able to attend Dominican this fall, can I defer my admission to the next semester?

Yes – as long as you do not attend another college, you can defer one semester without needing to reapply.

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International Students
Are you still accepting international students for the fall semester?

Yes, we are accepting international students for Fall, 2021. Please visit the international student application page on our website or contact Mike Morsovillo for information about the application process at mmorsovillo@dom.edu


When will I receive my I-20?

The International Student Advisor at Dominican will issue the I-20 form after admission and providing evidence of financial support. More information about student visas can be found at Student Visa (state.gov).


Will the admission deadline be extended for international students?

Yes, we have extended the admission deadline to July 1, 2021. All application materials must be received by this date.

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Prospective Students
If I cannot come to campus in person, what are my other options to “see” the campus?

Your safety is our top priority. On-campus events and individual visits are limited and have attendance caps. For a listing of virtual and on-campus events, go to Undergraduate Admission Visits or connect with our Student Ambassadors to have your questions answered.


Will applications still be accepted and processed during this time? 

Yes—we will continue to process applications on a rolling basis for the fall until August 20, 2021.

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Parents
What is the best way to have my questions answered during this time? 

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at domadmis@dom.edu or (708)524-6800, and we will connect you with an admission counselor.


Will this situation delay my son’s/daughter’s admission decision to Dominican?

In most cases, it will not. Admission decisions are being made on a regular basis. Admission counselors are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday.


Will there still be recruiting events and/or individual campus visits? 

Your safety is our top priority. On-campus events and individual visits are limited and have attendance caps. For a listing of virtual and on-campus events, go to Undergraduate Admission Visits or connect with our Student Ambassadors to have your questions answered.


Will the enrollment deposit deadline be extended from May 1?

The enrollment deposit date is May 1, 2021, but is refundable up to June 15, 2021. If you need more time to make your college decision, please contact your admission counselor to discuss your options. If you are ready to take the next step, you can pay your enrollment deposit at any time to reserve your spot at dom.edu/deposit.


Will registration and orientation dates be affected by this situation?

At this time, we do not expect any freshman or transfer orientation/registration dates to be affected. 


Will the admission counselors still be able to do a financial aid consultation once we receive a financial aid package?

Yes – the counselors are able to do consultations in-person on campus or via phone, email, or virtually through Zoom or FaceTime.

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Counselors
Will this situation delay admission decisions to Dominican?

In most cases, it will not. Admission decisions are being made on a regular basis.  Admission counselors are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday.


Will the enrollment deposit deadline be extended from May 1?

The enrollment deposit date is May 1, 2021, but is refundable up to June 15, 2021. If your student needs more time to make their college decision, please contact your admission counselor to discuss the options.  If you are student is ready to take the next step, he/she can pay their enrollment deposit at any time to reserve your spot at dom.edu/deposit.


Can I bring a group of students for a visit?

Yes – we are accommodating groups on campus and virtually who are considering enrolling at Dominican in Fall 2021 and beyond.

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Graduate Students

General
Who can help me over the phone or email?

Any questions regarding Dominican University Graduate Programs can be directed to gradinfo@dom.edu. If you have a question regarding Undergraduate Admissions, please reach out to domadmis@dom.edu.


Are the other Dominican University offices open?

Office hours and information for all university departments can be found here.

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Accepted Students
Will the enrollment deposit deadline be extended?

The enrollment deposit process will remain unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition deposits for the MBA with a Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Masters of Science in Nutrition are collected on a rolling basis, due two weeks after acceptance and can be made online at dom.edu/deposit.


Will I be allowed to set foot on campus?

Yes, please email us at gradinfo@dom.edu and we would be happy to schedule a time for you to visit campus. We have all of the appropriate precautions in place to ensure your visit is safe.


Can I defer my admission?

The existing policy, which allows for deferment of admission for one year, has not changed. Deferment is still available up to 12 months after the original expected start date.


Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?

An extension to the existing transcript submission policy is not necessary, as our current policy in place allows students to apply for conditional acceptance prior to completing their undergraduate coursework. Applications can be submitted with current official transcripts that state an applicant is in the final semester of their bachelor’s degree and on track to finish prior to the start of their graduate program of choice. Submission of final transcripts will not be due until the end of their first semester of the program. 


My current school closed. Will you accept an unofficial transcript?

We do not accept unofficial transcripts, however official transcripts can be submitted electronically to your application.


My current college is closed. What if my GPA is affected because of this? Will this affect my admission?

These situations will be handled case by case. Please reach out to gradinfo@dom.edu with any questions.

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Prospective Students
Will this affect timing of admission notification?

No, the timing of admission notification will not be affected. You can still plan to receive notification of admission status at the expected date based on your particular program.


If I can’t come to campus to visit, what are my other options?

While the Dominican campus is closed, please feel free to visit our YouTube and Vimeo channels. There you can find virtual campus tours, as well as updates from leadership surrounding the current pandemic. If you would like to set up an individual appointment (virtually or over the phone) with your Graduate Recruiter, you can reach out to them individually or at gradinfo@dom.edu to set up your appointment.


Are you processing applications?

Yes, Graduate Admissions is currently processing applications for Summer and Fall 2020, and Spring 2022 terms.


My current school closed. Will you accept an unofficial transcript?

We do not accept unofficial transcripts, however official transcripts can be submitted electronically to your application.


My current college is closed. What if my GPA is affected because of this? Will this affect my admission?

These situations will be handled case by case. Please reach out to gradinfo@dom.edu with any questions.

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International Students
When will I receive my I-20?

U.S. Embassies and Consulates are beginning a phased resumption of routine visa services. Please reach out to your local embassy to determine if they are open and/or processing student visas at this time.

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