Make School Transition to Dominican FAQs

Welcome to the Applied Computer Science (ACS) program in the Barowsky School of Business at Dominican University of California.

Here you will find the most current information about the program’s transition to Dominican. The University is offering specifically designed scholarships and transitional grants to first-year and continuing Make School students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The program will be delivered in an online format — students wanting to be on campus may apply for on-campus housing to participate in the residential campus experience (classes will remain online). 

Dominican is offering transitional grants to first-year and continuing Make School students for the 2021-2022 academic year to bring tuition down to $15,000 for Fall 2021 (less $1,000 if 100% online), $15,000 for Spring 2022 (less $1,000 if 100% online), and $10,000 for Summer 2022 (less $1,000 if 100% online). This does not include room and board. Students may additionally be eligible for federal financial aid.

Please note, you will be charged the full, undiscounted tuition up front, but when the grant is applied your tuition will be reduced to the amounts above.

Yes. If you need assistance with your financial aid packaging, or if you have questions about applying for financial aid, please contact Zelotes Smith (


Yes, a limited amount of housing is available in our residence halls for 2021-22. Summer housing may be available immediately for those who need it.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life will work directly with Make School students to determine availability and pricing. Continuing Make School students will be awarded a transitional Make School housing grant equal to 50% of the annual room and board charges (through May 2022). 

The campus housing move-in date is Wednesday, August 18 for new students. Continuing students will move to campus the weekend of August 21-22.

Please contact Aaron Clark ( with your questions about campus housing and to learn about housing rates.

The fall semester begins August 23, 2021. All Applied Computer Science courses will be delivered online; some of the letters and science courses will be delivered in a blended format.

Yes, Dominican is offering a year-round accelerated ACS degree. An academic advisor will review your degree plan and can help you understand your path to graduation. Please contact Daniel Cassidy ( to discuss your degree plan starting the week of August 9. 

Course registration and advising will begin the week of August 9. At that time, you will be invited to register online. Students must meet with their advisor prior to online registration; your advisor will provide you with registration instructions.

Orientation is August 19 - 22. We will post updates in the coming weeks.

Yes! As a Dominican student, you have the option of living on campus with other students. We would be very pleased to welcome you to San Rafael.

ACS students can take their Core (general education) courses in person and on campus. ACS students also have access to other programs and minors.

You will have full access to our library, the recreation center, the dining hall, and all the support services offered on campus. You can join student clubs, enjoy on-campus guest lectures, and participate in activities alongside your peers while also enjoying our beautiful and centrally located Marin campus.

Please visit this page to view our 3-D virtual tour and sign up for either an on-campus or virtual guided tour.

Yes. We are pleased to report that Adam Braus, Mitchell Hudson, Daniel Morse, Dani Roxberry, and Casey Spurgeon are joining the ACS program at Dominican. As other Make School faculty or staff are confirmed, we will post their name (s) here.

All students who live on campus, take classes in person, or plan to visit campus must be vaccinated against COVID-19. See our campus health and safety guidelines for more information about COVID-19 campus safety.