We know your college search has been dramatically impacted by COVID-19 and we want to remove as many stressors as we can. That’s why Dominican University is Test Optional for Fall 2021 admission and no longer requires ACT and/or SAT scores.

Candidates should meet the following criteria:
  • A cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, with special attention to grades in high school core courses
  • An ACT composite score of 21 or 1060 SAT or above* (optional)
    • Scores can only help students. While we will accept scores if submitted to us, we will not use them for admission decisions.
  • A rank in the upper half of the high school class, when rank is provided
  • Sixteen units of high school course work, fourteen of which should be in the fields of English, mathematics, foreign language, social science, and laboratory science
Application/Merit Scholarships

We start making admission decisions on a rolling basis in early fall for each academic year. Once accepted, qualified students will be automatically considered for a merit scholarship.

If your child is ready to apply, the following steps needs to be completed:

We make admission decisions on a rolling basis beginning October 15. Be sure to download our mobile app, Discover Dominican, to find out the big news first!