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International student admission is separate from receiving an I-20 form for a visa application. Admission to Dominican University does not guarantee that you will obtain an I-20 form. Please review the requirements for international student admission and the requirements for obtaining an I-20.

For Admission

  • Online Application
  • Transcript evaluation: For a direct evaluation of your credits to Dominican University, it is highly recommended that you request a Catalog Match for an opportunity of possibly obtaining direct course credits. A Catalog Match can be ordered from Educational Perspectives.

Other acceptable evaluation agencies include:

Please note that these other credential evaluation agencies do not offer Catalog Match. For SpanTran, Scholaro, ECE, or WES, you would need to ask for a course-by-course evaluation. This type of evaluation will only transfer any eligible credits as electives and not as direct course credits, if any.

Nutrition Students: Please note that the nutrition program only accepts credential evaluations from SpanTran, Scholaro, WES, and Educational Perspectives.

Credential evaluations must be sent directly from the credential evaluation agency to the Director of International Admission at

Proof of English Proficiency

International students who are not native speakers of English must provide proof of English language proficiency as part of the application to Dominican University. Accepted forms of proof are listed below

  • Internet-based TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 79-80
  • At-home TOEFL iBT test: minimum score of 79-80
  • Paper TOEFL PBT: minimum score of 79-80
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System: minimum score of 7 or credits from an accredited U.S. institution that shows a passing grade for English 101 and English 102.
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree at a U.S. college or university or completion of an undergraduate degree program outside the U.S. that was taught in English.
  • Successfully completed degree from any of the following countries where English is the official language: Countries with English as Official Language
  • Specific school admission requirements

Applicants without proof of English proficiency can apply to the ELS program that is housed at Dominican University. Visit ELS program application and information to learn more.

For I-20

Application Deadlines

SemesterApplication DeadlineRequired Docs for I-20 Deadline*Deadline for Students in the U.S.Term Start Date
Fall 2023 StartSaturday,
July 1, 2023
July 31, 2023
August 14, 2023
August 28, 2023
Spring 2024 StartMonday,
November 13, 2023
November 20, 2023
December 4, 2023
January 8, 2024
Summer 2024 Start
(Graduate Students Only)
March 11, 2024
April 1, 2024
April 15, 2024
May 6, 2024

*All documents needed for an I-20, such as Financial Statement, bank statement, copy of passport, and in some cases copy of visa, previous I-20, etc. must be submitted before the deadline date for an I-20.