How to Apply
When you apply to Dominican as a transfer student, we make sure you are rewarded with academic credit and merit scholarships for the hard work you have already completed. Dominican University is test optional and no longer requires ACT and/or SAT scores for admission.
We are looking for students who are prepared academically to take on rigorous liberal arts studies—students who welcome challenges that engage them intellectually, ethically and socially.
Our rapid-response admission process means that when you complete your Dominican application materials, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. We make admission decisions on a rolling basis beginning October 15. Apply by our priority application date of November 15 to receive priority consideration for merit scholarships.
Minimum entrance requirements for students in good standing from regionally accredited two-year or four-year colleges include:
- A high school diploma or GED
- Cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 on 4.0 scale
- Students transferring with fewer than 12 semester hours must also meet freshman requirements
- Standardized test scores (optional): Your scores can only help you. While we will accept scores if submitted to us, we will not use them for admission decisions.
- Students with fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit must also submit official high school transcripts
- Submit your free application online
- Request official transcripts from every college/university attended
- If you have fewer than 12 semester hours of credit, request and submit ACT or SAT scores (optional).
- Your scores can only help you. While we will accept scores if submitted to us, we will not use them for admission decisions.
- If you have fewer than 24 semester hours of credit, request and submit your official high school transcript or GED scores
We simplify the transfer process with customized Community College Transfer Guides.