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Application Process

Application Steps

Students who have attempted any college-level course after graduating from high school are considered transfer applicants.  College Credit Plus (CCP) and high school dual enrollment students are not considered transfer applicants. 

universityofdayton-marketing-september2018-505-print-small.jpgTo begin the undergraduate transfer application process, please follow these simple steps:

1.  Apply Online - You may submit UD's application, the Common Application, or the Coalition Application.

2. Request and submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities that you've attended to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.

3.  Request and submit your official high school transcript to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.

Note: Transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution or high school or submitted by institutions who subscribe to a secure submission service.  Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student, or unofficial copies are not acceptable.

4.  Request and submit additional documents as required*:

  • Personal statement
  • Joint Services Transcript (JST) if you have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces
  • Official AP, CLEP, and IB score reports if you have taken any of the exams

*The Office of Admission and Financial Aid may request ACT/SAT scores of any applicant.
*For additional application materials for International transfer students, check out the International Undergraduate Admission website.


Institutions can mail official paper documentation, including transcripts, to:

Office of Admission and Financial Aid
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1602

Once all required information is received, your application will be reviewed.  Most admission decisions will be announced within a week.


Application Deadlines

 Transfer Students 

  • Fall semester: Early action - February 1, Regular decision - July 1
  • Spring semester: December 1
  • First summer session: April 15
  • Second summer session: May 15

International Transfer Students 

  • Fall semester (August through December): May 1
  • Spring semester (January through April): November 1
  • Summer session (May through July): Case-by-Case Basis

UD-Sinclair Academy Students

  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Spring semester: February 1