Dominican University is proud to be home to international students from all over the world!


How To Apply

1. Complete an application online.

In addition to the requirements listed here, international applicants must also complete all application requirements. 

2. Submit Official Transcripts

Foreign transcript(s) must be translated into English. Transcripts must be mailed from the institution.  Scanned or emailed transcripts are not acceptable.

Credential Evaluation: Foreign transcript(s) must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation company. Dominican accepts credential evaluations from World Education Services (WES)Course-by-course credential evaluations are necessary for any program assessing transferable units including our Adult Degree Completion program.

Candidates are required to use World Education Services (WES) and must 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. Demonstrate English Proficiency

International students from countries where English is not an official language must demonstrate English proficiency. Proficiency can be demonstrated with one of the following:

  • Successful completion of one academic year in the U.S. school system
  • SAT: 1140 (Combined Math and Evidence-Based Reading (minimum Reading score of 25) and Writing (M + ERW). Dominican's SAT code is 4284.
  • ACT: 20 Composite
  • TOEFL: 550 Paper, 213 Computer, or 80 IBT
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • PTEA: 53
  • 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.

Conditional Admission: 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

4. Personal Essay

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. The 2018-19 estimated cost of attendance is $65,000 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

9. Deposit

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.

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Contact Jannel Mariano at 415-254-1369 or