Guidance Counselor Newsletter

At the University of Dayton, we believe in giving back. And we'd like to start with your hours, minutes and seconds. With our guidance counselor newsletter, you can easily get the information you need to guide your students.

Mission and identity

A top-tier Catholic research university, the University of Dayton offers bachelors’, masters’ and doctoral degrees. We are a diverse and inclusive community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and to linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

What does this mean for students?

One person can make a difference – a community can make an impact.  At the University of Dayton, faculty and staff partner with students to challenge and inspire. Using a critical mind and a compassionate heart, students will be challenged to use their knowledge to lead and to serve.

Free textbooks

Students (and their parents) can skip the stress of paying for textbooks — just by visiting campus! Students who attend an official campus visit and submit the FAFSA by March 1 may be eligible for a textbook scholarship, worth up to $4,000 over four years ($500 per semester), upon enrollment at the University of Dayton.

Application process

As a counselor, you know the challenging decision that students face in selecting a college. To assist with this process, we’ve made our admission application as simple as possible.

To apply to the University, students should submit our Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. The paper version of the Common Application has a $50 application fee. This $50 fee is waived when students submit the electronic version of either application.

To be considered for admission, students must submit an application (including the essay), official transcript, official scores from the ACT or SAT (critical reading and math), and the counselor's recommendation form.

The University of Dayton operates on an early action admission policy and has two deadlines for submitting admission materials. The early action date (non-binding) is December 15, and the regular decision date is March 1.

To receive priority notification regarding their admission and scholarship decision, students must apply by the early action date, visit campus and file the FAFSA. Priority notifications will be mailed beginning February 1, and regular notifications will be mailed later in the spring. Students who applied by the early action date are not obligated to attend the University of Dayton.