Transfer Admissions FAQs

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

Have a question not included here? Connect with your Transfer Admissions Counselor today

We intend to welcome students to campus and conduct in-person courses this fall, state and county orders permitting.

Our mission, as embodied by The Dominican Experience, will not change.  We will adjust how we deliver that education based on research, advice from local, state, and national public health experts, and our own internal expertise.

We are fortunate that our beautiful, spacious campus grounds allow for community even as we employ the best public health protocols. Our relatively small size means there are almost no large classes in our curriculum, and allows us to be nimble in tackling current and prospective issues as they arise.


For most majors, we have a rolling admissions process, and we accept applications year-round. 

Transfer students can apply and are admitted until August 1.

Nursing Admission Deadlines

Fall March 1
Spring Sept. 1


A 500-word essay must accompany your application.

For Nursing, please submit an essay that addresses the following:
Why you would like to major in Nursing and what contributions do you see yourself making to the profession? 

For all other majors, please respond to one of the following essay prompts:  

  1. Describe a challenge you overcame. How did you overcome it? How did it impact you as a person?
  2. Dominican University values the ideals of Study, Community, Reflection, and Service. Please write about one of these ideals and what it means to you.

Free. There is no application fee.

Yes, please visit Undergraduate Tuition and Aid to learn more.

You do not need to turn in high school transcripts. Just provide us with your high school name and graduation year. If you took a GED or CHSPE exam in lieu of your high school diploma, please provide us with the date you passed the exam.

If you are in progress for classes, we will accept unofficial transcripts to review your application. However, in order to receive credit for those classes, you must submit official transcripts once all your classes are complete. Official transcripts are recommended.

Find complete instructions on how to submit your transcripts to Dominican here.

Most likely! Very few courses have a "date of expiration." Certain majors may require that major coursework be completed within a given time frame. Your academic advisor will let you know if coursework is not transferable due to time restraints.

Of course! You have access to all the same resources, including the library, Conlan Recreation Center (including the weight room and swimming pool), career services, advising, tutoring, and counseling services. As a Transfer student, you are a valued part of our Dominican community!