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International Admissions Requirements

We have provided a comprehensive list of documents International applicants are required to submit.

International Admission Requirements

Application Form: Apply online.

  1. Official Transcripts: Foreign transcript(s) must be translated into English. Transcripts must be mailed from the institution.  Scanned or emailed transcripts are not acceptable.
  2. Credential Evaluation: Foreign transcript(s) must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation company. Dominican accepts credential evaluations from American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), aacrao.org, or any NACES approved member organization (naces.org). 

    Candidates who select World Education Services (WES) as their NACES member organization may elect to submit a WES ICAP (course-by-course) evaluation.  The WES ICAP evaluation can fulfill the official transcript requirement, as well, as long as the WES ICAP evaluation is delivered to the Office of Admissions directly from WES and includes a copy of the official transcripts you had evaluated. It should be noted that official transcripts are delivered electronically with the evaluation through WES. 
  3. Test Results/English Proficiency*: International students from countries where English is not an official language must demonstrate English proficiency. Proficiency can be demonstrated with passing scores as listed below:
    Passing test scores are:
         a. SAT Reasoning: 950 Combined Math and Critical Reading (Dominican's SAT code is 4284.)
         b. ACT: 20 Composite
         c. TOEFL: 550 Paper, 213 Computer, or 80 IBT
         d. IELTS: 6.5 
         e. PTEA: 53
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The English proficiency requirement is also satisfied by completing Level 112 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at ELS Language Centers, or the successful completion of 24 transferable semester units or 36 transferable quarter units at an English-speaking institution.

Students who have met the university’s academic requirements, but have not yet satisfied the English requirement, may apply for “conditional admission” based upon eventual completion of the required ELS Language Centers level. To learn more about the ELS Language Center’s program located on our campus, and how to apply for conditional admission, please visit www.els.edu/sanfrancisconorthbay.

*Please note that this requirement is waived for all students who have spent one academic year in the U.S. school system.

 4.  Personal Essay of 500 Words as described on the application

 5.  Letter of Recommendation

 6.  Bank Statement: All international students must submit a bank statement that demonstrates that sufficient funds are available to support the student for one year. 2013-14 estimated cost of attendance is $63,160 USD.

 7.  Affidavit of Financial Support. If the bank statement is not in the student's name, the account holder must complete this form.

8.  Photocopy of Passport Photo Page

Admission Deadlines

Spring Term

Priority Deadline: November 1
Regular Deadline: December 1 

Fall Term

Priority Deadline: February 1
Regular Deadline: July 1

Once your application is complete, we will notify you of our admissions decision within two weeks. A $250 tuition deposit is required after you are admitted in order to confirm your attendance and to receive Form I-20.

Got Questions?

Nichelle Passanisi
Director, Undergraduate Admissions
International Admissions Counselor
415-485-3206
nichelle.passanisi@dominican.edu


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