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Undergraduate Admission

Come Fly With Us

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic, Marianist research university deeply committed to the common good. We value building community and invite people with diverse talents, interests and backgrounds to enrich and advance our common mission. Together, we’re passionately striving to create a brighter tomorrow.

You will automatically be considered for a merit scholarship — worth up to $121,000 — when you apply for admission. The application is free, and test scores are not required. 

Apply for Spring Admission

Applications for fall '21 are currently being accepted on a waitlist basis. Applicants will be notified of their admission status in June. Applications for spring '22 are currently open and encouraged! Learn more about spring enrollment, or contact us with any questions.

Plans for Fall '21 Classes

The University of Dayton plans to return to more traditional in-person instruction without classroom capacity restrictions for the fall 2021 semester, depending upon pandemic conditions and public health guidance. Course preference selection for incoming students starts May 18, with seating limits returning to pre-pandemic levels. Decisions about other safety protocols are also dependent upon the state of the pandemic and public health guidance, and will be made before classes start in August.

Fall 2022 application deadlines:

  • Early action (non-binding): November 1 
  • Regular decision: February 1

Fall 2022 enrollment confirmation deadline:

  • May 1

Admitted students can confirm their enrollment in their Admission Account.

Is your application complete?

Even if your application to UD has been submitted, there may be additional documents needed in order for us to make an admission decision. You can confirm this by logging in to your Admission Account or by contacting us.

Spring Admission FAQs

If you're not enrolled in a degree program at another college or university, you will be considered a first-year student.

Students starting in the spring are eligible for the same scholarships and grants as students who enroll in the fall semester.

Learn about Affordability
Students who start in the spring semester are still eligible for our four-year tuition plan, which guarantees your net tuition for eight semesters, regardless of which semester you begin at UD.

  • The spring semester first-year application deadline is December 1.
  • Students will receive their admission decision, merit scholarship letter and four-year financial aid offer by January 1.

No - the experience of spring-start students is very similar. Students will participate in orientation, be placed in University housing and be able to fully participate in clubs and organizations. Additionally, your academic adviser will help you plan your courses over your four years.

Spring is a great time to become a Flyer! The best way to learn more about UD is to visit and to apply for free. If you're admitted, you'll receive a scholarship letter with all the scholarships you're eligible for, followed by a four-year, transparent financial aid offer, which will provide you with personalized information on costs, scholarships and financial aid.

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Welcome to UD

Discover the opportunities and experiences that await you at UD.

Welcome to UD

Discover the opportunities and experiences that await you at UD.

Transfer Students

With a welcoming community, scholarships for transfer students and free preliminary credit evaluations, we make the transition to the University of Dayton as simple as possible.

International Students

There is a wonderful international presence to be found on our campus, and students from 65 countries call themselves Dayton Flyers.

Undergraduate Outcomes

In addition to providing a top-ranked education, UD offers you countless opportunities to do extraordinary things that make you stand out when it comes to landing your ideal job or getting into the grad school of your dreams.

Academic Program Listing

Here, you'll find more than 80 undergraduate programs, 50 master's degree programs, 12 doctoral programs, numerous licensure and certificate programs, and many other ways to learn.