1. Dominican University of California Application form with a $50.00 non-refundable fee; or Dominican University of California Online Application; or Common Application.
2. 500-word typed Essay as described in the application on one of the following topics:
3. Updated, official high school transcript (six semesters minimum);
4. One recommendation from school faculty, administrator, and/or a counselor. Applicants who have been out of school for more than two years may submit a letter of recommendation from a professional colleague;
5. Official Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) scores. Information about these tests may be obtained from your high school or by writing to:
The College Board
2099 Gateway Place, Suite 480
San Jose, CA 95110
Telephone (408) 452-1400
The Dominican University School Code for SAT is 4284
The American College Testing Program
P.0. Box 168
Iowa City, IA 52243
Graduation from an accredited high school with a total of 15 units in college preparatory subjects, to include the following:
The University encourages students to choose additional courses in at least two of the following areas:
Dominican recognizes the academic challenge and motivation inherent in the International Baccalaureate program. The University will grant advanced placement of 10 semester units for each Higher Level Subject examination passed with a score or grade of 4, 5, 6, or 7, provided that the student has completed the Diploma. One grade of 3 will be acceptable if it is compensated by a grade of 5 or above in another subject offered at a higher level. No credit will be awarded for Subsidiary Level passes. No more than 30 semester units of credit may apply towards the bachelor's degree at Dominican. No advanced standing is granted for the IB certificate.
Dominican will grant credit toward an undergraduate degree for successful completion of advanced placement tests taken prior to entry. Students must earn a score of 3, 4, or 5 to receive credit. (Exception: in the case of the English Language or English Literature exams, a score of 4 or 5 is required to receive credit.) Credit will be granted for exams passed, but no letter grade will be assigned. The units granted correspond with the units assigned to each equivalent Dominican course. In some cases, advanced placement tests will satisfy General Education requirements. Please refer to the chart in the current catalog for determining how credit will be granted for each test. No more than 30 units of AP credit will be applied toward a student's degree.
NOTE: All application documents and materials become the property of Dominican University of California and will be maintained by the Office of Admissions for two years if the student does not matriculate for the term to which they apply.
Home schooled students bring unique qualities to our campus, and we welcome their interest in Dominican University of California. The Office of Admissions provides these guidelines to help home schooled applicants become eligible for admission consideration.