We are looking for men and women who are prepared academically to take on rigorous liberal arts studies—students who welcome challenges that engage them intellectually, ethically and socially.

When you apply to Dominican as a first-year student, your grade-point average, class rank and test scores are key factors in our admission decisions—but who you are as a person and what you have done are equally important.

Candidates should meet the following criteria:
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, with special attention to grades in core courses
  • An ACT composite score of 21 or 1060 SAT or above*
  • A rank in the upper half of the high school class, when rank is provided
  • Sixteen units of high school work, fourteen of which should be in the fields of English, mathematics, foreign language, social science, and laboratory science
Application/Merit Scholarships

We start making admission decisions on a rolling basis in early fall for each academic year. Once accepted, qualified students will be considered for merit scholarship.

Ready to apply? Follow these steps:

  • Start your application online.
  • Submit the following required items:
    • Essay
    • High school transcript and test scores*
    • Application fee

*If your test scores are not included on your high school transcript, request the testing agency to forward a score report to Dominican using our college code numbers: SAT 1667 and ACT 1126.