Office of Undergraduate Admissions


With more than 60 academic programs, real-world learning opportunities, and a support network dedicated to your success, your Dominican Experience can be anything you want it to be. 

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is here to serve you as you explore the many opportunities available to you as a prospective Dominican student. We carefully consider each applicant — looking at the whole you —  to choose students who will enrich the diverse Dominican community. We do so through the following methods:

Admissions Planning

Our knowledgeable and friendly Undergraduate Admissions team will work with you every step of the way as you prepare your application and learn about your financial aid options, including loans and scholarships. They are here to support you as you make this important decision and are available to answer any questions you may have about the admissions process or the specific major you are interested in.

Visit our appointment calendar to schedule an online advising session.

Campus Visit Days

Campus Visit Days are entirely dedicated to you and your Dominican Experience. You and your family will enjoy a personalized guided tour of campus, meet faculty and current students, learn about our new test optional policy, explore student life, and attend a financial aid information session.

Please check back for upcoming dates.

Tours and Events

We offer a variety of experiences designed to highlight our academic programs, give you a taste of campus life, and to guide you through the admissions process. Designed for prospective students, including transfers, international and admitted students, our tours and events offer the best way to get to know Dominican. At this time, all on-campus events have been cancelled. Please check back for updates.

Admission Fairs and School Visits

We are on the road! Talk to your high school or community college admissions counselor to find out when we might be visiting your school next. Or contact us and we'll let you know when we are coming to your town. 

For more information please visit: 

Undergraduate first-year ADMISSIONS

Transfer Admissions

Adult Degree Completion Admissions 

International Admissions

Office of Undergraduate Admissions Leadership

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Maria Gentile

Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Contact Information

Office Hours

Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Dominican Experience

With the innovative Dominican Experience you’ll work with a coach, complete a signature work, build a digital portfolio and engage with the community.

The Dominican Experience
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Test Optional

We look beyond test scores! We consider grades, your high school academics and involvement with extracurricular activities when reviewing your application.

Learn More About Test Optional
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Majors and Programs

Dominican University of California offers more than 60 majors, minors, and concentrations. Bachelor’s degree programs are available in many disciplines, including in the arts, humanities, social sciences, education, business, and health and natural sciences.

Major and Programs
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Tuition and Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. We’re here to help you and your family discover the possibilities.

Tuition and Aid

Meet our Team

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Brandon M. Boulter, MBA

Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing
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Maria Gentile

Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
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Robert Bassin, MA, MBA

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Josue Castillo

Josue Castillo

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
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Alyssa Pedersen

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
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Julissa Ramirez-Romo

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
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Dennis Yan

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions