Admission Requirements

Admission to the Adult Degree Completion Program requires a minimum of 30 transferable credits. Please consult the admission requirements below for complete details.

Admission Criteria

1. Six years of post high school experience

This may include time spent at home as a family caregiver, work or service.

2. Certification of high school completion or GED

Please include this on Dominican's Online Application for Admission.

3. 30 transferable college credits

Candidates who have not completed the requisite number of units are encouraged to meet with our ADC advisors to select appropriate courses to be completed at a community college in preparation for transfer to Dominican. 

4. A complete online application 

Apply here

5. Official college transcript(s)

This includes transcripts from corporate and military courses recommended by the American Council on Education and the National Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction. 

Students with foreign transcripts must provide a credential evaluation along with their official transcripts. Please consult our International Student Requirements webpage for more information on approved credential evaluation companies as well as additional international student admission requirements.

6. Minimum transfer GPA of 2.0

Courses being submitted for GE transfer consideration must have been completed with a grade of C or better. Additionally, Dominican is not able to guarantee that these GE courses will be offered as part of the Adult Degree Completion Program. Candidates who are admitted and require any or all of these GE courses will need to work with the academic advisor to identify ways to complete these graduation requirements.


All application documents become the property of Dominican University of California and will not be returned. Documents will be maintained by the Office of Admissions for two years if the student does not matriculate for the term to which they apply.