Admitted First-Year Students

Congratulations on your admission to Dominican University of California!

first year students on orientation day

Ready for what comes next? Become a Dominican Penguin in just five easy steps: 

  1. Meet us online
    Whether you're a first-year admit or transferring in from another school, our Admissions and Financial Aid Counselors are available to meet with you online to answer all your questions. Visit our appointment calendar to find a time that works for you.
  2. Submit your tuition and housing deposits 
    Your tuition deposit ($250) and housing deposit ($500) are due by June 1 and are non-refundable. New students (first-year and transfer) wishing to live on campus will receive a housing application once they have submitted their tuition and housing deposits. Housing is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to students who deposit by June 1. Learn more about living at Dominican
  3. 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. Setting up your Dominican email is extremely important as it will then allow you to take placement assessments and register for classes. Contact Information and Technology Services at (415) 257-0123 with any questions.
  4. 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, you will first need to complete these assessments. 
  5. Sign up for classes* 
    Your academic advisor will assist you in registering for your classes online (April-June). Advisors will be available to help you develop your class schedule while achieving your academic and extracurricular goals. Your advisor will contact you to arrange an advising and registration appointment.     

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Our Campus

What makes Dominican unique? See for yourself through our virtual campus tour.

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dominican students in fitness center

Conlan Rec Center

Home of Dominican intercollegiate athletics, Conlan Center features regulation basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness center, training room, locker rooms, a swimming pool and more.

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Fanjeaux Hall

Beautiful Fanjeaux Hall houses the Student Union, the University bookstore, and is home to close to 100 Dominican students. Fanjeaux is just one of several residence halls offered to Dominican students.

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dining hall

Caleruega Dining Hall

Get ready to enjoy a wide selection of meals made from seasonal and organic foods featuring locally-sourced products.

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