Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Dominican University!

We know you’ve worked hard to get here, we recognize your enormous potential and we think Dominican University is a perfect fit for you.

As a student here, you will be challenged and supported daily to think for yourself and think big, be rigorous and passionate about your pursuits, and do your part to make the world a better place.

What’s next?

We sent you an acceptance kit in the mail, and in it you’ll find information about everything you need to do. But you can also do it all online, following the steps below.

And remember we’re here to help. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
Call (708) 524-6800 or, and we’ll put you in touch with your admission counselor.

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Start by paying your tuition deposit —this lets us know you’re coming and secures your place in the entering class. The $200 tuition deposit is refundable until May 1st for fall enrollment and November 1st for spring enrollment.

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Come and take a look, especially if you’ve never visited—or even if you have. We’ve got lots to show you, and you’ll get a feel for what lies ahead. We’re happy to arrange a personal visit to discuss your academic interests, degree requirements and financial aid.

Dominican University is proud to be a tobacco-free campus!

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To be considered for need-based aid, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), entering 001750 for Dominican University. The 2017- 2018 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2016. We encourage you to complete the FAFSA and submit any other documents required by our Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. Learn about Financial Aid at Dominican University.

Once you receive your financial aid award, contact us for a personalized consultation to help you determine your net cost.

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We invite you to consider living on campus: of course you’ll be close to everything—the library, classes, labs—and your friends.

Our campus comfortably offers the security of the suburbs and the nearby amenities of the city. Dominican is surrounded by the shops, restaurants, recreation areas and historic, tree-lined neighborhoods of Oak Park and River Forest—yet we’re just minutes from downtown Chicago.

Living here will make it easier for you to immerse yourself in all our campus has to offer, including

  • More than 45 clubs and organizations
  • Fitness, recreation and club sports
  • Volunteer, service and ministry opportunities
  • Distinguished guest speakers
  • Performing Arts Center concerts and theatre

You’ll be both energized by all the on-campus options and better able to focus on your pursuits.

Complete the housing application. A $200 housing deposit and contract are required to secure on-campus housing.

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We’ve developed a program to welcome you into the Dominican University community and give you the tools to succeed both inside and outside the classroom.

At SOAR (Student Orientation Advising & Registration), you’ll

  • meet with a faculty advisor
  • register for classes
  • attend student life, technology and career development workshops
  • socialize with your new classmates

Once your tuition deposit is paid, register online for SOAR. It is required for new Dominican students and takes place in June and July for fall enrollment, and in December and January for spring enrollment.

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Health insurance is recommended but not required for all students. The DU Wellness Center can help you find affordable coverage through

All students taking six or more credit hours at Dominican are required to submit a Certificate of Immunity to the Wellness Center prior to their first day of class. This is mandated by Illinois state law.

Send your immunization records to
Dominican University
Attn: Wellness Center
7900 W Division
River Forest, IL 60305

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One last thing. Before attending SOAR, arrange to have your final high school transcript, AP and/or IB test scores, and any college transcripts sent to
Dominican University
Attn: Undergraduate Admission
7900 W Division
River Forest, IL 60305

Your high school transcript is required in order to complete your enrollment, comply with state and federal regulations for financial aid eligibility, and for academic advising and course registration.

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Kick off the academic year at Welcome Weekend 2017, which will be held Friday, August 25 – Sunday, August 27. More information to follow soon!