Undergraduate Students
Admitted Undergraduates
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General
Accepted Students
Prospective Students
International Students

 

Undergraduate Students


Admitted Undergraduates
Will this situation delay my admission decision to Dominican?

In most cases, it will not. Admission decisions are being made on a regular basis. There may be a slight delay in receiving your official acceptance packet, but counselors are available to provide you with information Monday through Friday.


Will the enrollment deposit deadline be extended from May 1? 

Yes—it will now be June 15, 2020. If you’re ready to take the next step, you can pay your enrollment deposit at any time to reserve your spot at dom.edu/deposit. If your plans change before June 15, we will refund it in full.  


Does Dominican offer enrollment deposit fee waivers or deferrals?

During these uncertain times, we will continue to be supportive and flexible regarding financial hardships for students. To request an enrollment deposit fee waiver or deferral, please complete and email your NACAC Enrollment Deposit Fee Waiver to domadmis@dom.edu prior to June 15, 2020. The Undergraduate Admission Office will review your request and respond accordingly.


Will extensions be allowed for receipt of final transcripts, AP, or IB scores? 

We will be flexible enough to make the enrollment process as smooth and stress-free as possible.


Will you accept unofficial transcripts from my previous institution if it is closed? 

We can make conditional admission decisions based on unofficial transcripts to get you registered for classes, but you will need to provide the official transcript by July 1, 2020.


How can I send an unofficial transcript? 

Scan and e-mail the document to domadmis@dom.edu—or directly to your admission counselor—and we will take it from there.


Will there still be recruiting events for Dominican University? 

Your safety is our top priority, so all on-campus events have been cancelled or postponed. But, there are many virtual opportunities for you to experience campus. Take part in Discover Dominican online, register for our postponed Admitted Student Day on May 30 or check out our Instagram highlights to see our current students answer your most commonly asked questions.


I was scheduled to visit campus in person. In light of the facilities being closed, how can I experience this now? 

We hope you can join us at a later date. In the meantime, please contact your admission counselor about any questions you have regarding enrolling. We’re happy to chat with you via Zoom, FaceTime or over the phone. You can also explore campus right from your computer. Please check back to this page for any updates


Will the admission counselors still be able to do a financial aid consultation once I receive a financial aid package?

Yes—the counselors are able to do consultations via phone, email, or virtually through ZOOM or FaceTime.


If I am not able to attend Dominican this fall, can I defer my admission to the next semester?

Yes—as long as you do not attend another college, you can defer one semester without needing to reapply.

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International Students
Are you still accepting international students for the fall semester?

Yes, we are accepting international students for Fall, 2020. Please visit the international student application page on our website or contact Laurie Riggin for information about the application process at lriggin@dom.edu.


When will I receive my I-20?

Your I-20 will be processed once you are officially admitted to Dominican University. International embassy offices are currently closed, and visas are not being processed at this time. We at Dominican will continue to monitor the situation and update this page as new developments arise.


Will the admission deadline be extended for international students?

Yes, we have extended the admission deadline to July 1, 2020. All application materials must be received by this date.

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Prospective Students
Will the summer workshops for high school students (Fashion and Education) be cancelled?

As of this writing, there have been no plans to cancel summer events. We will revisit this possibility later in the spring.


If I cannot come to campus in person, what are my other options to “see” the campus?

There are many virtual opportunities for you to experience campus. Take part in Discover Dominican online, register for our postponed Admitted Student Day on May 30 or check out our Instagram highlights to see our current students answer your most commonly asked questions.


Will applications still be accepted and processed during this time? 

Yes—we will continue to process applications for the fall from our remote working areas.

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Parents
What is the best way to have my questions answered during this time? 

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at domadmis@dom.edu, and we will connect you with an admission counselor.


Will this situation delay my son’s/daughter’s admission decision to Dominican?

In most cases, it will not. Admission decisions are being made on a regular basis. There may be a slight delay in receiving official acceptance packets, but counselors will stand by with information for you Monday through Friday.


Will there still be recruiting events for Dominican University? 

We are in the process of converting our on-campus recruiting events to online, digital formats. We will continue to post these on the website as needed. There are many virtual opportunities for you to experience campus. Take part in Discover Dominican online, register for our postponed Admitted Student Day on May 30 or check out our Instagram highlights to see our current students answer your most commonly asked questions.


Will registration and orientation dates be affected by this situation?

At this time, we do not expect any freshman or transfer orientation/registration dates to be affected. Some of these events are already scheduled to be online, so there will be no change in these cases.


My child and I were scheduled to visit campus in person. In light of the facilities being closed, how can we experience this now? 

We hope you can join us at a later date. In the meantime, please have your son/daughter contact their admission counselor about any questions regarding enrolling. Please check back to this page for any updates.


Will the admission counselors still be able to do a financial aid consultation once we receive a financial aid package?

Yes—the counselors are able to do consultations via phone, email, or virtually through ZOOM or FaceTime.

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Counselors
When the facilities do re-open, can I bring a group of students for a visit?

Yes – we are strongly encouraging visits this summer for students who are still considering Fall 2020 enrollment and beyond.

Will this situation delay admission decisions to Dominican?

In most cases, it will not. Admission decisions are being made on a regular basis. There may be a slight delay in students receiving official acceptance packets, but counselors will stand by with information for them Monday through Friday.

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Graduate Students

General
Who can help me over the phone or email?

Any questions regarding Dominican University Graduate Programs can be directed to gradinfo@dom.edu. If you have a question regarding Undergraduate Admissions, please reach out to domadmis@dom.edu.


Are the other Dominican University offices open?

Office hours and information for all university departments can be found here.

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Accepted Students
Will the enrollment deposit deadline be extended?

The enrollment deposit process will remain unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition deposits for the MBA with a Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Masters of Science in Nutrition are collected on a rolling basis, due two weeks after acceptance and can be made online at dom.edu/deposit.


Will I be allowed to set foot on campus?

Currently the Dominican University campus is closed until April 30. We are actively monitoring the reports and guidelines at the state and federal levels, and will provide updates as they are received.


Can I defer my admission?

The existing policy, which allows for deferment of admission for one year, has not changed. Deferment is still available up to 12 months after the original expected start date.


Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?

An extension to the existing transcript submission policy is not necessary, as our current policy in place allows students to apply for conditional acceptance prior to completing their undergraduate coursework. Applications can be submitted with current official transcripts that state an applicant is in the final semester of their bachelor’s degree and on track to finish prior to the start of their graduate program of choice. Submission of final transcripts will not be due until the end of their first semester of the program. 


My current school closed. Will you accept an unofficial transcript?

We do not accept unofficial transcripts, however official transcripts can be submitted electronically to your application.


My current college is closed. What if my GPA is affected because of this? Will this affect my admission?

These situations will be handled case by case. Please reach out to gradinfo@dom.edu with any questions.

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Prospective Students
Will this affect timing of admission notification?

No, the timing of admission notification will not be affected. You can still plan to receive notification of admission status at the expected date based on your particular program.


If I can’t come to campus to visit, what are my other options?

While the Dominican campus is closed, please feel free to visit our YouTube and Vimeo channels. There you can find virtual campus tours, as well as updates from leadership surrounding the current pandemic. If you would like to set up an individual appointment (virtually or over the phone) with your Graduate Recruiter, you can reach out to them individually or at gradinfo@dom.edu to set up your appointment.


Are you processing applications?

Yes, Graduate Admissions is still processing applications for Summer and Fall 2020, as well as Spring 2021, at this time.


My current school closed. Will you accept an unofficial transcript?

We do not accept unofficial transcripts, however official transcripts can be submitted electronically to your application.


My current college is closed. What if my GPA is affected because of this? Will this affect my admission?

These situations will be handled case by case. Please reach out to gradinfo@dom.edu with any questions.

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International Students
When will I receive my I-20?

International embassy offices are currently closed, and visas are not being processed at this time. We at Dominican will continue to monitor the situation and update this page as new developments arise.

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