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Illinois Dominican University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Dominican University offers 50+ undergraduate programs and 25+ graduate programs. In Fall 2017 admissions, the university received 4697 applications for freshman out of which only 3052 application was accepted. The acceptance rate of the university is 64%, making the admission process moderately selective.

  • International applicants can apply via University online application portal.
  • ACT/SAT Results may be forwarded directly to the Admission office from the testing agency.
  • Letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged by the university but nor mandatory.
  • Undergraduate applicants have to submit an essay with the application.


Application PortalUG -
PG -
Application FeeUG - $100
Mode of PaymentCredit Card, Cheque
Institutional codeACT - 1126
SAT - 1667
Student to faculty ratio13:1
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
Work ExperienceRecommended for transfer students
InterviewRequired for admission in the professional program

Dominican University Admissions Deadlines

International applicants required to submit their applications by the following deadlines: 

SpringNovember 1
FallJune 1

Dominican University International Admissions

The procedure for the international student to get admitted to the DU requires them to complete all the formalities that are necessary. The students will have to complete the application filing on the website.

Admission requirements

  • Official transcripts from secondary schools and colleges/universities.
    • The official documents and translations must be sent to agencies for an official credential evaluation.
  • Submit the photocopy of your passport and current visa.
  • Official ACT or SAT scorecards.
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Financial Statement Form
  • English Proficiency test scorecards

English Proficiency Test Score Requirements

ProgramsMinimum Scores
TOEFL (cBT)213
TOEFL (iBT)79 – 80
ELSLevel 112

Visa Process for International Students

  • A passport is valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry.
  • A photograph measuring 2” X 2” taken within the last six months.
  • Receipt for the visa processing fee.
  • All the three pages of the I-20 (F-1) or DS 2019 (J-1) Form. This form should bear the signature of Dominican University’s designated school official (DSO) and you must sign and date it on the appropriate line.
  • Original financial documents required such as the current bank statement or a scholarship offer from the university which shows that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses.
  • Transcripts of diplomas and test scores from standardized tests such as TOEFL. GMAT or ACT.
  • Proof of close ties to the home country to show that they have no intention in immigrating to the United States.
  • Receipt for the SEVIS I-901. To pay the (F-1) or (J-1) fee, go to ICE SEVIS Fee.
  • Visa Application form DS-160, submit it online.

Dominican University Undergraduate Admissions

Dominican University offers UG programs in the field of Biology, Communication studies, Computer Science, Engineering, Finance, Fashion Design, Marketing and Music. To apply for admission, the applicant has to fulfill the following requirements.

Admission requirements

  • Official high school transcripts.
  • SAT, ACT, GPA scorecards.
  • The students should have a rank in the upper half of the high school class.
  • The applicant also needs sixteen units of high school work, fourteen of which should be in the fields of English, Mathematics, Social Science, Laboratory Science, and Foreign Language.
  • Essay

Dominican University Graduate Admissions

The university offers PG courses in the field of Business Administration, Social work, Library Science, Information Management and Software Development. The general requirements for graduate programs are given below:


Application Fee: 50 USD

English Proficiency: TOEFL (iBT) – 83; IELTS - 7.0

Admission requirements

  • An official transcript of the previous high school or college that the applicant has attended.
  • Submit the personal statement and resume.
  • Also, submit the two letters of recommendation.

Popular Courses for Graduates

Dominican University offers 22 master’s programs out of which few are:

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic Requirements
MBASpring Sem: Nov 1
Fall Sem: June 1
Academic record, GMAT/GRE, Two LOR,
Resume, Personal Statement 
Master of Library and Information ScienceFall: July 15
Spring: Nov 15
Summer: March 15
Personal essay, GPA – 3.0 on 4.0 scale,
Official transcripts, GRE/MAT
Master of Information ManagementFall: July 15Personal essay, GPA – 3.0 on 4.0 scale,
Official transcripts, GRE/MAT
Master of Social WorkFall: March 1GPA – 2,75 Resume, Interview,
Two LOR,Official transcripts, Personal statement 

The applicant's complete file is reviewed by the admission committee which evaluates the applicant's background, qualifications and academic potential. Only complete application files are reviewed by the university.

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