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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. 

To 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

Extended Fall 2021 Semester Deadline for Transfer Students

We know that this has been a challenging year, and it has been especially difficult for many students to determine where they want to complete their college degree. To help students who are struggling with this decision, we've decided to extend our fall semester transfer application deadline to July 15

Apply by July 15 for fall 2021 semester

We will continue to process complete applications received after the deadline; however we cannot guarantee an admission decision will be reached in time to begin the fall 2021 semester, which begins August 23, 2021. Please apply for admission as soon as possible if you are still interested. We will not review applications until they are complete and we have received your college transcripts. For questions about the application process for fall 2021, please contact the Office of Recruitment and Admission:

Remember that you can also apply to transfer to the University of Dayton in the spring. The spring semester application deadline is December 1.   


 Transfer Students 

  • Fall semester: Early action - February 1, Regular decision - Extended deadline July 15
  • 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