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High School Counselors

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

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.

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 it for admission to the academic major or program selected. Learn more about our admission process.

Admission Timeline 

  • October 1: FAFSA Available
  • November 1: Early Action (non-binding)
  • November: Admission Decisions Released
  • January: Award Letters Released
  • May 1: Enrollment Decision Date



To reward your hard work, the University offers merit scholarships, worth up to $98,000 (over four years) to incoming students.

Merit scholarships are based on test scores (ACT or SAT) and GPA, and students will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship 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 Events

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

College Night

Due to a renovation project currently underway at the University of Dayton Arena, we will not be hosting the Greater Dayton Area College Night this year. We  hope to bring the event back in the future, once the renovation is complete. For information on other OACAC-sponsored fairs in the area, please visit

Counselor Events

Guiding students makes your time extremely valuable. Our High School Counselor Visitation Program takes place in April each year and is coordinated with Miami University. Our program provides you the opportunity to see our beautiful campus, learn about our offerings and engage with members of our community.

Counselor Insights

To help make your year a great one, the University tapped content experts to share insights on topics that matter to you. Visit our insights website to watch short (2-3 minute) videos on financial aid, technology apps for school counselors and dealing with difficult people. More videos will be added in early 2019.


Office of Admission and Financial Aid

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