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High School Counselors

Helping Students Navigate College Admission

You have an important job in helping students navigate the college admission process, and we want to support your counseling efforts. Here, we provide more information about UD so you can help your students apply with confidence. Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information.

Counselor Events

Guiding students makes your time extremely valuable. We will reach out when there are opportunities to engage with representatives from the University of Dayton in your local area as well as virtually. We aim to offer a select number of in person events within your region in the fall semester. We are excited to offer a high school counselor and CBO visit program on our beautiful campus this spring.

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undergraduate Admission Deadlines

The University of Dayton has two deadlines for submitting admission materials:

  • Early Action (non-binding): November 1
  • Regular Decision: February 1

Once all materials are received, our committee reviews the application for admission to the academic major or program selected. Learn more about our admission process.

Application deadlines and admission processes can differ for international students. More information for international students is available on our Undergraduate International Admission site.

undergraduate Admission Timeline 

  • August 1: Admission Application Available
  • November 1: Early Action (non-binding)
  • November: Admission Decisions Released
  • December: FAFSA Available & Scholarship Letters Released
  • Late February: Financial Aid Offers Released
  • May 1: Enrollment Decision Date

transfer Admission Deadlines

The University of Dayton has multiple deadlines for submitting admission materials, depending on the student and the enrollment term:

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

Once all materials are received, our committee reviews the application for admission to the academic major or program selected.


To reward students' hard work, the University offers merit scholarships, worth up to up to $31,000 per year for four years to incoming first-year students, and full-time transfer students re also eligible for a $16,000-per-year scholarship, Academic Excellence Awards and more. International merit scholarships up to $30,000 per year are also available to selected students.

Students will automatically be considered for merit scholarships as part of the admission process.

Four-Year Approach to Tuition

At the University of Dayton, we want students to have a successful college experience and peace of mind regarding the cost of their degree. That's why we created a four-year approach to tuition with complete transparency.


We've partnered with RaiseMe to encourage students to start building skills for college success beginning in the 9th grade. By recording their achievements, students can also begin earning our merit scholarships, which they can track on their RaiseMe profile.

And as a counselor, you can create an educator account to help introduce your students to RaiseMe and see their activity.

On-Campus Visits and Events

We believe the best way to determine if the University of Dayton is the right fit for your students is to have them visit. A variety of campus visit options are offered to meet student schedules, and registering through our online calendar makes it easy.

Off-Campus and virtual Events

Your students are invited to experience UD during our off-campus and virtual admission events. A variety of opportunities are offered throughout the year to help your students learn more about the Flyer community.

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Admission Process

UD’s admission process is streamlined by design—from our free application to automatic scholarship consideration. Students who apply by Nov. 1 will receive their decision and merit scholarship letters as early as possible.

Explore our Admission Process
Test-Optional Admission

Test-optional admission gives students more control over their application. Your student can choose whether to include test scores, or emphasize their school record and other achievements.

Learn More about Test-Optional Admission
Preview Days

The best way for students to find a college where they belong is to experience it firsthand. Share our Preview Day events with your students, held on Oct. 8, Oct. 22 or Nov. 5. They can explore UD’s academic programs, meet faculty, staff and current students, tour campus and more.

Explore Preview Days
Parent Co-Pilot Sessions

Parents can help their future Flyers take off. During our virtual Parent Co-Pilot sessions, we’ll introduce families to UD, guide them through the admission and financial aid processes, and answer questions.

View Co-Pilot Sessions
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Office of Recruitment and Admission

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