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UD Sinclair Academy

A UD Degree is in Reach

Through the UD Sinclair Academy, you'll 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.

Application Deadlines

August 1

for fall semester

February 1

for spring semester

UDSA Benefits and Information

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.
  • Access to Success Professionals to assist you with navigating Sinclair and UD.
  • 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.
  • UD tuition and costs are locked in with your transparent financial aid offer. There are no hidden fees and no surprises.
  • 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.
  • Eligible first-generation students who apply by February 1 will be considered for the Kessler Scholars program.

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.

To apply to the UD Sinclair Academy, complete the free UD Sinclair Academy online application and submit additional application materials, based on student type.

  • 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:
    • 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:
    • Official high school completion document.
    • Official college transcripts for credit earned from College Credit Plus or Dual Enrollment, if applicable.
    The University of Dayton is test optional.

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.
  • Confirm enrollment in your Admission Portal.
  • After confirming your enrollment, log in to Porches to view your personalized To-do List.

For more information, visit

UDSA students at Roesch Library

Pathway Majors

On the Path to Success

More than 100 degree pathways are available in business, fine arts, engineering, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and teacher education. All pathways offer a seamless experience between Sinclair and UD, so you can be confident all of your credits will transfer.

UDSA Student Stories

For Allison, the UD Sinclair Academy has offered an affordable way to earn a UD degree. While taking classes at Sinclair, Allison had access to the full UD experience, including UD advising, campus facilities and student life. Her favorite part? Participating in an 11-week immersion in Guatemala with other UD students.

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.

About UD

  • Top 50

    “Colleges That Create Futures”

  • No. 1

    Catholic university for engineering R&D

  • Top 25

    for "happiest students" according to The Princeton Review

  • Top 50

    entrepreneurship program in the nation

  • 98%

    placement rate after graduation

  • Best Value

    according to U.S. News & World Report

About Sinclair

  • 300+

    high-quality programs of study available

  • 99%

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

  • 130+

    years Sinclair has served the community since 1887


James Magwood, Director of Recruitment and Admission for Community College Partnerships

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.