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Undergraduate International Admission

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Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University of Dayton is a top-tier, doctoral-level university located in the Midwestern city of Dayton, Ohio.

Apply for free using the University of Dayton Application or the Common Application. Application materials should be emailed to

Already applied and looking to confirm enrollment and/or check on your application status? Log into your application portal here.

Explore this page for application instructions, tips and deadlines, as well as admission requirements. If you have questions, please contact us and let our team know how we can help.

How to Apply for First-Year and Transfer Students

International students applying for first-year or transfer admission to the University of Dayton must submit the following documents:

Student may apply through the University of Dayton Application or the Common Application. There is no application fee.

Transcripts of all previously attended secondary schools, including dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations:

  • Transcripts not issued in English should be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • Proof of completion must also be provided in the form of a graduation date listed on the transcript, a diploma, or a certificate of completion. If secondary schooling is still in progress, this must be submitted as soon as completed and prior to enrollment at the University of Dayton.
  • Transcripts may be submitted directly from the secondary school to the University of Dayton via:

If your native language is not English, you are required to submit proof of English proficiency by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, DET, SAT or ACT scores.

Your scores should be sent to the University of Dayton directly from the testing center using code 1834 or for the ACT, code 3342.

NOTE: The option for conditional admission is not available for summer terms and applicants for summer terms will not be reviewed for admission without english proficiency scores or an approved exemption.

Learn More About English Proficiency Options

F-1 and J-1 students must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study. These may be emailed to OR mailed to Office of Recruitment and Admission, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton OH 45469-2713.

Students must submit an official bank statement and letter of financial support showing a minimum of $69,365 US Dollars. The name on the bank statement and letter of financial support must match.

  • Financial Documents must be less than six months old.
  • Financial documents may be submitted in your country's home currency equaling the necessary amount in USD.
  • Students who are being sponsored by their home country's government or embassy must submit the official financial guarantee letter.
  • These documents can be emailed to

Visit the international undergraduate tuition and costs page for information about costs, as well as scholarship opportunities.

Learn More About Visa and Financial Documentation

Instructional Videos

How to Apply How to Check Your Status How to Confirm

This video provides a step-by-step guide on how to create your account and submit your application.

This video provides a step-by-step guide to learn how to navigate your admission account.

This video provides a step-by-step guide on how to confirm your admission after your acceptance to the University of Dayton.

Application Deadlines

The University of Dayton's calendar year is divided into three terms. Application deadlines for international students are:

  • Fall term (August through December) — May 1
  • Spring term (January through April) — November 1
  • Summer term (Transfer students only, May through July) — March 1

Should you be unable to attend a specific term, please return to your admission portal to submit a new application for a future term.


  • Once your application is complete, the evaluation and review process takes approximately 4-6 weeks (certain programs may have a longer evaluation and review process).
  • Official decision letters, immigration documents, and instructions for confirming your enrollment will be sent via email to the email address used on the admission application.
  • You can check your status at any time in your application portal to see what documents we have received and what is still needed to complete your application. Please allow 6-8 weeks for documents to be processed.