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

Registration for Summer and Fall terms opens Monday, April 6, 2020 for graduate students. The entire registration process can be completed online, but before you get started, it’s helpful to have a conversation with your advisor to determine your plan of study. You can find their contact information here. Once you’re ready to register, please follow our registration guide for step by step instructions.

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

If you’re starting on-campus classes in Summer 2020 (with the exception of School of Social Work students attending on-campus classes), your advisor will be in touch with information regarding orientation, which will be conducted online or over the phone, depending on your program.

For summer social work students and students starting on-campus programs in Fall 2020, orientation will be held on August 20, 2020. More information will be available in early summer 2020.

If you are enrolled in an on-campus program, you are highly encouraged to attend. We’ll help you finalize key next steps such as purchasing a parking permit and applying for your Student ID. If you can’t attend, please review your next steps.

If you’re enrolled in a low-residency hybrid program, such as the Master of Arts in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, or a fully online program, you are not required to attend or complete these steps. If you’re not sure if your program requires orientation, please contact

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.

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