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Undergraduate Application and Admission Process

In light of the challenges we are facing together as a result of COVID-19, the University of Dayton is implementing a number of changes to our visit opportunities and admission processes. Please contact us with any questions at

Application Instructions

To be considered for admission, submit the following items:

For official materials not submitted electronically, your high school counselor should mail materials to:

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

How We Review Your Application

When your application arrives in the admission and financial aid office, our committee reviews it for admission to the academic major or program you selected. The quality of your academic record is shown by your:

  • Grade record and pattern throughout high school. In some cases, we will request your 7th semester grades.
  • Selection of courses in preparation for college
  • Class standing or ranking
  • ACT or SAT scores

The admission committee also considers the recommendation from your high school guidance counselor, along with other factors, including your demonstrated interest in the University, which could be shown by attending an official campus visit or event in your area.

Over the past several years, we have experienced a significant increase in the number and academic quality of applicants. Based on the overall academic quality of applicants and the requirements for a particular major or division, the admission committee may choose to admit you to a different academic program.

You will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships by submitting your application for admission. To be considered for need-based financial aid, please complete the FAFSA.

Admission Timeline

  • FAFSA Becomes Available - October 1
  • Early Action Deadline - November 1
  • Early Action Notification - Mid-December
  • Regular Decision Deadline - February 1
  • Regular Decision Notification - After February 1

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Albert Emanuel Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1602