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Transfer Admission

Transfer Student Resources

The University of Dayton is a special place for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. As a new transfer student, there are many ways you can experience that connection before you even start at UD.

To maximize your transfer credit application, you will need to plan ahead. This will need to be done as early as possible so you don't lose any credit. Adults should develop and implement their plan before enrollment, and high school students should complete this step before graduation.

Consider the following as a guide:

  • Actively seek program, degree, and transfer information; meet with an advisor from both the current institution and UD to take the courses that will apply to your major.
  • Be aware that remedial and developmental credits/courses will not transfer and apply toward any degree program.
  • Know exactly the credit that will be awarded and how it will apply to your program. Become familiar with the official credit evaluation process at UD.
  • Understand the policies that may affect your transition to UD (e.g., your grade-point average earned at the previous institution(s) will not transfer to UD, but will be used to determine institutional and program admission requirements).
  • Know that delays in developing and following an appropriate transfer plan or changing the plan (e.g., changing your major or withdrawing from courses) will likely reduce your number of applicable credits. It could potentially extend the length of time to complete the degree at UD.
  • Understand the requirements, policies, and procedures for transfer admission, course transfer, financial aid, scholarships and housing at UD.
  • Meet deadlines, restrictions, and other criteria like the policies regarding deposits being required prior to enrollment and the dates when any refunds of those deposits are available.
  • Complete all materials required for the admission application and submit them on or before all deadlines.
  • Notify UD regarding whether you will accept or reject the admission offer as soon as you have heard from all the institutions to which you applied by no later than the deadline date set by UD.
  • Confirm your intent to enroll and submit your required deposit to UD.
  • Take care of all of the "to-do" list available in Porches once you reviewed your financial aid offering and made your deposit.

Here are some examples that helped other transfer students in making the connection and decision to attend UD:

  • Visit and tour campus - this is an opportunity to feel the campus vibe in person, meet and talk to current students, meet with faculty from your major, and touch base with your transfer admission and financial aid counselor; if you are unable to visit in person, take a virtual tour.
  • Talk to relatives, neighbors, or friends who are currently attending or who have graduated from UD.
  • Make a list of personal values and qualities you are looking for in a university. Then, visit and experience the campus.
  • Call or email Undergraduate Admissions and speak to an admission and financial aid counselor about your transfer options.
  • Actively explore program offerings, degree requirements, and transfer information on the UD website.
  • Consider joining a student organization like U(D) Belong for transfer students, sport clubs, or volunteer activities at UD.
  • Make a visit to UD on an Up-the-Orgs day.
  • Walk around the student neighborhood to feel the sense of pride our students have in our strong community.
  • Connect with academic and student support services, such as career services, counseling center, campus recreation, health center, disability services, learning services and Flyer Student Services.

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Dayton! The following list includes items you should expect to complete in the coming weeks and months, prior to transfer student orientation.

  • Visit Campus (if you have not done so already)
    • Meet with an admission and financial aid counselor
    • Tour the campus
    • Meet with an academic representative
  • File the FAFSA (if you have not done so already)
  • Review your financial aid offer
  • Confirm enrollment
    • Accept Offer of Admission via Admission Account
    • Pay $400 deposit (if applicable)
  • Set up and activate your official UD Account
  • Access Porches to complete your to-do list
    • Complete financial aid requirements
    • Accept or decline your financial aid
    • Complete Health Requirement Form
    • Complete Housing and Meal Plan Form or Commuter Form
    • Upload Flyer Card photo
    • Register for Transfer Student Orientation
    • Complete the following Community Education Modules:
      • AlcoholEdu
      • Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU)
      • UDiversity
  • Activate UD email account (once you are in Porches)
  • Contact and meet with your academic advisor to register for courses (prior to Transfer Student Orientation, contact information available in Porches)
  • Contact the Department of Global Languages and Cultures to schedule your language placement exam (if you need to take a foreign language course for your major/minor)
  • Send in your final college transcript(s) (prior to the start of the new semester)
  • Contact the Disability Services to transfer your IEP from the previous school (if applicable)

Our frequently asked questions page features the most common questions about the admission process, transferring credits, financial aid, and programs and services. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the transfer team.