Admitted Transfer Students

Congratulations on your admission to Dominican University of California!  

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Next Steps for Admitted Students

Ready for what comes next? Admitted transfer students can start their Dominican Experience in just a few easy steps. Stay on track with your specific Penguin Path to Dominican through the Admitted Penguin Portal.

  1. Complete the Enrollment Response Form
    Let us know we are your first choice! You can access the form by logging into your Penguin Admissions Portal
  2. Submit the FAFSA at 
    Maximize your financial aid award (include Dominican using school code 001196). Contact with any questions.
  3. Submit your Tuition and Housing Deposits

    Fall Tuition Deposit ($250) Deadline: August 15 for all majors
    Dominican extended the Fall 2024 deposit deadline for all undergraduate transfers to August 15, 2024.
    Spring Tuition Deposit ($250) Deadline: December 1 for nursing and January 15 for all other majors 

    Fall Housing Deposit ($500) Deadline: May 15 for all majors
    Spring Housing Deposit ($500) Deadline: December 1 for all majors

    Deposits are non-refundable after the deposit deadlines. If you plan to live on campus you will need to submit a housing application, available upon submission of your housing deposit. Housing is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to students who deposit by the deadline. Learn more about living at Dominican
  4. Meet Us Online
    Experience Dominican from a distance, including personalized online meetings with your Admissions and Financial Aid Counselors. Visit the Admissions appointment calendar and/or the Financial Aid appointment calendar to find the times that work best for you.
  5. Create your Dominican Email Password
    After your tuition deposit is received, Dominican will send you an email containing your Dominican email address and steps for setting up an email password. Set up instructions will be sent beginning in May. You will need to set up your email in order to take placement assessments and register for classes. Contact Information and Technology Services at with any questions. 
  6. Take Placement Assessments
    You will receive a message sent to your Dominican student email account that details any required placement assessments. In order to register for classes, your assessments must be completed prior to class registration.
  7. Connect with an Academic Advisor
    Your advisor will create a personalized degree plan and discuss additional opportunities within your major at Dominican. You will receive an email regarding the advising process along with helpful onboarding resources.
  8. Sign Up for Classes 
    Your academic advisor will assist you in registering for your classes online. You will receive an email introducing you to your advisor and to schedule an advising and registration appointment.  
  9. Submit Final Official Transcripts
    Please submit any official transcripts not previously received by Dominican, including those from your final semester. If applicable, submit your official AP or IB transcripts before you register for classes. 
    Find complete instructions on how to submit your transcripts to Dominican here.

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