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UD Sinclair Academy

A UD Degree is Within Reach.

Through the UD Sinclair Academy, you can begin your studies at Sinclair College and graduate with a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton, a top-tier Catholic research university committed to a diverse, inclusive environment. This affordable option gives you access to all the benefits of UD – from advising and campus facilities to student life and athletics – even while taking classes at Sinclair.


As a member of the UD Sinclair Academy, you'll be a part of both campus communities from day one. This seamless experience allows you to build friendships, get involved, receive consistent academic advising and easily transfer your credits. Student life and academic benefits include:

  • Access to libraries at Sinclair and UD.
  • Opportunity to participate in Sinclair’s student organizations, arts and athletics programs and recreation facilities.
  • Opportunity to participate in 260+ student clubs and organizations at UD, as well as retreats, faith communities and more.
  • Ability to use UD’s RecPlex, join intramural teams and cheer on the Dayton Flyers.
  • Support from academic advisers on both campuses. Regular meetings with your UD adviser will help keep you on track toward your degree.
  • Support from UD's Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center, which provides resources and programs to support the success of students of color and to increase the cultural competency of all students.
  • Access to UD career advising, job fairs, and opportunities to build your résumé through co-ops, internships, research or education abroad.
  • Guaranteed admission to UD after meeting program requirements at Sinclair.

The UD Sinclair Academy offers an affordable way to earn a four-year degree. As a member of the Academy, you'll benefit from:

  • Affordable Sinclair tuition — among the lowest in the state — while enrolled at Sinclair College.
  • A transparent approach to tuition, with no hidden costs.
  • Automatic consideration for a UD merit scholarship, worth up to $29,000 each year at UD.*
  • Eligibility for UD grants, loans, and work study experiences designed for Academy students.
  • Eligibility for a textbook scholarship worth up to $500 each semester at UD.

To be considered for financial aid, file the FAFSA for both Sinclair and UD.

*Additional tuition discounts may be available for majors in the School of Education and Health Sciences.

Current Sinclair Students

Students currently enrolled at Sinclair College must have at least 15 credit hours completed on their desired pathway and have a minimum 3.0 GPA, as well as submit:

  • UD Sinclair Academy online application.
  • Official final high school completion document.
  • Official Sinclair College transcript. (Upon receipt of your application, UD will request your transcript directly from Sinclair College.)
  • Official transcripts from any other college(s) you have attended.
Current High School Students

High school students must meet UD's undergraduate admission requirements for entering first-year students, as well as submit:

Submitting Documents

Application materials should be sent to:

University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1602

You can check the status of application materials via your UD admission account.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Spring semester: February 1
Minimum Credit Requirements

Students pursuing pathways in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, or School of Education and Health Sciences must complete the associate degree before transferring to UD.

Those pursuing pathways in the School of Engineering must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at Sinclair College.

If you've been admitted into the Academy, simply:

  • Apply for Sinclair admission by completing their online application.
  • Apply for financial aid at
  • Call the Sinclair Welcome Center (937-512-3000) to discuss your next steps, which include scheduling an academic advising appointment to create a MAP (My Academic Plan), and discussing questions about financial aid or registration.

For more information, visit

  • Emmanuel's Story
  • Tina's Story
  • Jeffrey's Story
  • Lizzy's Story
  • The UD Sinclair Academy made Emmanuel's "impossible" dream a reality.

    Tina had been successful in the workforce but found she had limited opportunities for advancement because she did not have a college degree. The UD Sinclair Academy helped her go back to school, find her calling and thrive.

    For Jeffrey, the benefits of the UD Sinclair Academy were immeasurable. He received an outstanding education and joined a welcoming community -- at a fraction of the cost.

    Lizzy Leach '20 shares how the UD Sinclair Academy allowed her to earn a high-quality teaching degree from the University of Dayton at a fraction of the cost.

    Apply to the Academy

    Applying to the UD Sinclair Academy is easy - and free. Simply complete the online application, select your pathway major and submit additional application materials, based on your student type.

    Begin Application

    Visit Campus

    Wondering if the UD Sinclair Academy is the right fit for you? Through our visit opportunities, you can learn more about the Academy, get answers to your questions and experience life at UD firsthand.

    Explore Visit Opportunities

    About UD

    Top 50

    “Colleges That Create Futures”

    No. 1

    Catholic university for engineering R&D

    Happy Students

    according to The Princeton Review

    Top 50

    entrepreneurship program in the nation


    placement rate after graduation

    Best Value

    according to The Princeton Review

    About Sinclair


    of Sinclair graduates rate their education between "good" and “excellent”

    Top 20

    in the League for Innovation in the Community College


    programs of study


    Julia Thompson, Associate Director of Recruitment and Admission

    Albert Emanuel Hall
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469

    Meet Our Team

    Have questions? The UD Sinclair Academy team is here to help you navigate every step of the process - from applying and enrolling to taking classes and getting involved on both campuses.

    Connect With Us

    Application Deadlines

    Apply by February 1 for the spring semester or August 1 for the fall semester.