How To Apply

Six steps on what you need to do to apply to Dominican.

1. Complete your application 

For fall 2019, we are accepting applications through the Common Application. Be sure to select Dominican University of California as one of the schools you are applying to. 

2. Personal Essay

Submit your personal essay on the application. Nursing and Health Science majors are required to answer an additional essay question on the application. Visit our FAQ page to view the essay topics. 

3. High School Transcripts

Submit official high school transcripts for grades 9-11. 

4. Letter of Recommendation 

You may include one recommendation from school faculty, administrator, and/or a counselor. A Letter of Recommendation is only required for Nursing majors. Applicants who have been out of school for more than two years may submit a letter of recommendation from a professional colleague.

5. Test Optional Information

As an incoming first-year student, you may choose whether you want to have standardized test scores reviewed as part of your application. Exceptions to the test-optional policy include students applying to major in nursing, home schooled students, and international students who need to demonstrate English proficiency. Learn more about our Test Optional Policy.

6. Check your application status 

Once you've submitted your online application, you may check the status of your application by logging into the application portal. You will receive an email with instructions shortly after submitting your application. Contact your admissions counselor if you have any questions.