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Welcome Holy Names University Students!
We realize that your academic journey has taken an unexpected turn, but you couldn’t have come to a more welcoming and supportive place! We’re here to make transferring to Dominican easy and painless so that you can keep moving toward your goals without interruption!
If you were admitted to an undergraduate program at HNU, you will be automatically admitted to Dominican for Summer/Fall 2023. Depending on your major/discipline and academic standing, you may need to meet additional requirements. If your current major will not be offered at Dominican or you do not meet the qualifications for the Dominican major you wish to enroll in, you will be offered an alternative option. For undergraduate students, Dominican will match HNU tuition for individuals as per their award letters.
Graduate students will need to meet with the Department Chair to further discuss details – please contact a graduate counselor.
Get to know Dominican
All are welcome at Dominican
Here are the top 7 things Penguins love about their Dominican Experience:
- Dominican offers a highly supportive and inclusive environment for ALL students.
Students typically graduate in just four years, with some programs offering an accelerated three-year option as well as accelerated Master’s options.
- Dominican’s four-year graduation rate is 72%, (well above the national average of 41%) and starting salaries for graduates also rank high!
- Dominican is ranked #18 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Universities in the West and #5 for Best Value Colleges in the Bay Area by Niche.
- Internships, research projects and other hands-on experiences are part of the curriculum.
- Dominican is a designated Minority Serving institution, specifically both a Hispanic (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
- The Dominican campus is such a beautiful and safe space in Marin County.
- More than 99% of undergraduate students receive scholarships or other forms of financial assistance.
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Our Holy Names articulation agreement determines how the credits you have already earned will transfer to Dominican University of California. Your Transfer Admissions Counselor can walk you through each step.
Let's Get Started
Dominican's Office of Admissions will be visiting the HNU Campus to share information about how to transfer quickly and easily.
Our Admissions Office and Transfer Counselors are happy to help answer any questions you may have and make your transition as seamless as possible. Call us at (415) 485-3204 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to make your transition to Dominican is as easy as possible, so we are offering all HNU transfer students a special transfer scholarship to assist with adjusting to your new university. For undergraduate students, Dominican will match HNU tuition for individuals as per their award letters.
Our Office of Financial Aid is here to help you and your family discover all the possibilities of how to fund your education, including:
As an undergraduate HNU student, you will be admitted to Dominican University of California. Depending on your major, academic and financial standing, you may need to meet additional requirements. If your current major will not be offered at Dominican or you do not meet the qualifications for the Dominican major you wish to enroll in, you will be offered an alternative option.
Please note that the HNU agreements are frequently updated. If you don’t see your program, please reach out to our counselors.
View Articulation Agreements
We offer undergraduate, graduate and adult degree completion programs that are compatible with your studies at HNU. We're happy to discuss your options with you and develop a plan.
Let’s keep you advancing toward graduation and your career goals!
Dominican offers career relevant Bachelor’s Degree Programs across many fields of study including health and sciences, business, arts and humanities as well as education. All students participate in applied learning such as internships, research and community projects and receive personalized coaching from day one. Dominican professors are mentors who are invested in their student’s success. They’re available for questions and advice.
HNU Undergraduate Programs with existing Articulation Agreements - Please note that more programs are being added.
- Biology, BS
- Communication and Media Studies, BA
- Psychology, BA
- Business, BA
- Education Studies, BA
- History, BA
- Social Justice, BA
- HNU Core Curriculum
Dominican offers highly relevant Master’s and Doctoral Programs in business, health, science, education, and creative writing along with access to the Bay Area’s incredible professional networks.
- MBA, Business Administration
- Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MFT, LPCC)
- Master of Science in Education
- Master of Science in Education plus Teaching Credential
- Visit our Graduate Directory page to view all graduate programs Dominican has to offer.
Each Graduate Program has its own admission requirements and deadlines. Graduate students will need to contact their graduate counselor to discuss next steps.
If you are considering transferring to one of Dominican’s Graduate programs, we invite you to join us at an upcoming information session:
- Barowsky School of Business
- School of Liberal Arts and Education
- School of Health and Natural Sciences
Office of Graduate Admissions
If you are currently in a degree completion program, you can finish your Bachelor's Degree through our Adult Degree Completion Program.
Earn your degree in Leadership and Management, Psychology, or Literary and Intercultural Studies. Our affordable, flexible program is designed for working professionals who have been out of high school for at least 6 years.
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Undergraduate students who are the first generation in their family to attend college
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Undergraduate students who identify as ethnically diverse.
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