Why Transfer to Dominican?

  • Small classes and a student to faculty ratio of 10:1.
  • 85 percent of students receive financial aid, including merit-based scholarships, grants and loans.
  • General Education requirements can be completed before or after you transfer.
  • Degree programs are offered in the day and evening.
  • Transfer Articulation Agreements with Community Colleges


Meet your Transfer Admissions Counselor 


The Admissions Process

If you would like to be considered for admission to Dominican University of California you will need a minimum transfer G.P.A. of 2.0 for admission to the University (3.25 minimum if you are declaring a major in Nursing or 3.0 for Health Sciences/Pre-Occupational Therapy), and in good academic standing at the last college you attended.


Prerequisites for Competitive Programs


Application Process

  • Dominican now offers the new transfer application through the Common Application which is redesigned specifically for transfer students, making it easier and more efficient to apply.​ Complete the Common Application for Transfer Students; or  Dominican Online Application.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended;
  • Proof of High School Graduation: List the High School and graduation year on the “Academics” page of application. You do not need to send in your high school transcripts.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or professional colleague;
  • An essay on one of the topics listed in the application;
  • If you have fewer than 24 transferable units completed at the time of application, you must submit an official high school or GED transcript and SAT scores. You do not need to submit SAT scores if you have been out of high school for two or more years.

Please note: 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.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Scholarships are available for fall and spring semesters.
  • Awards are based upon student's cumulative transfer GPA and admission to the University.
  • Competitive transfer scholarships available to full-time students, ranging from $10,000 - $15,000 per year.
  • Apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Dominican's school code is 001196. Learn more on how to apply for financial aid.


View our Academic Catalog for a list of courses and degree offerings.