Graduate Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled our most frequently asked admissions questions below.

Have a question not included here? Connect with the Graduate Admissions Office today. 

For Prospective Students

If you are interested in one of the following programs, please contact Deepa Raghupathy by either email or phone at deepa.raghupathy@dominican.edu or (415) 458-3748.

If you are interested in one of the following programs, please contact Allyse Rudolph by either email or phone at allyse.rudolph@dominican.edu or (415) 485-3221.

Yes! During this time, the Office of Admissions will still be fully functional and process applications on a rolling basis.

All offices (including Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Human Resources) are open and operating remotely. All departments can be reached via email. Find contacts through our Directory.

The Graduate office is not offering tours or on-campus events at this time. We encourage you to reschedule your campus visit when our campus visit programs resume. Alternatively, we welcome phone and video appointments. Please contact gradadmissions@dominican.edu for our availability.

We are currently looking into ways to virtually tour the campus and we will keep you updated. In the meantime, Graduate counselors are happy to answer any admissions questions you may have and will respond to your email. We will schedule phone appointments and also offer online information sessions. Please feel free to check out the Visit and Tour for upcoming program-specific webinars!

Dominican’s Graduate Admissions Counselors would still love to meet with you. Check out one of our upcoming online events, or email our graduate admissions team to set up a phone counseling session.

Yes! We will update our website with on-campus visit dates as soon as we are able.

Our updated priority application deadlines are listed on the program pages of our website.

Unofficial Transcripts will be accepted as a provisional document in place of Official Transcripts for admission purposes only. If admitted to your graduate program, an Official Transcript must be submitted before courses start for the Summer or Fall (as applicable). If one is not submitted, the student will be prohibited from continuing their enrollment after the first term. In addition, transferable coursework will not be added to the student’s Dominican transcript until we have the Official Transcript. 

Unofficial College Transcripts must come via paper or as a PDF attached to an email. They need to clearly include the student's legal name, the name of the institution, and the dates the student attended. We will not accept screenshots, screen captures, or pictures.

Dominican is actively reviewing graduate applications. An admissions decision will not be delayed in any way.

We will accept online labs taken during the Spring 2020 semester, provided that a suitable online substitute lab is being offered. This is only for courses in progress, students intending to take future classes should still sign up for in-person labs.

All of Dominican’s graduate programs are now GRE optional.

CSET scores or registration are not required for admissions into Dominican’s Teacher Preparation programs, however, all sections of the CSET must be passed before students can move to full-time student teaching in Spring 2021. (Scores must be verified through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing Exams by a Credential Analyst, Program Manager or Assistant).

For Admitted Students

All offices (including Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Human Resources) are open and operating remotely. All departments can be reached via email. Find contacts through our Directory.

Yes, you may defer admission for one term and retain admission status. If you defer for more than one semester, you will need to reapply.

The fall 2020 semester will begin online on August 24 for some students, then shift to in-person and hybrid when public health protocols change.

The state has indicated that students in essential programs be allowed in-person instruction. Students who are not in those state-defined programs will begin online on August 24, then shift to in-person and hybrid when public health protocols change.

State-defined “essential workforce” training will be allowed on campus for instruction. Those majors include:

  • Nursing & Pre-Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy & Pre-OT
  • Biology/Chemistry
  • Global Public Health
  • Education Studies/Teacher Education
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Physician Assistant

For questions specific to your program, please contact your admissions counselor