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Congratulations on your acceptance into Dominican University! As you finalize your plans for graduate school, here is information that will help you get started.
Claim your Dominican Account

Within 48 hours of your acceptance, you’ll receive an email from Dominican’s IT department. Please follow the enclosed instructions to claim your network account and create a password. This will be your login for your Dominican email account as well as learning management system (LMS). You must complete this step before you can register for classes. Your Dominican email account will be the standard means of communication while you are in the program, so it is important that your account be set up promptly. If you experience difficulties accessing or using your email account, please contact the IT Help Desk at or (708) 524-6888.

Register for Classes

Graduate students in the School of Education, the School of Social Work, and the Borra College of Health Sciences are required to meet with their advisors prior to registering for classes. Students who register in person must have their advisor’s approval via the online form before Stars Connect will accept the registration form.

Finalize your Financing

Department scholarships and financial aid in the form of loans is available to you. You will need to fill out a FAFSA (our school number is 001750). For information about financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid at or (708) 524-6809.

Tuition is due in full on the first day of classes and can be paid in the Office of Student Accounts (cash or check) or online (debit or credit card). A bill will NOT be mailed to you, so please check your Dominican email account for a statement. Learn more about tuition and payment.

Student Orientation

Learn more about orientation sessions on the Graduate Student Checklist page.

Check Off Other Important Next Steps

Once you’ve registered, it’s time to purchase textbooks, submit your health history and other important requirements. Find all the details in our graduate student checklist.