As you make your transition to the University of Dayton, one of the first things that may surprise you is the fact that we are considered one of the most affordable options among comparable universities and colleges. Currently more than 90 percent of our undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.

And depending on your GPA and test scores, you could automatically receive a transfer scholarship worth up to $9,000 per year.  College is one of the most expensive purchases a person or family has to make. But it also comes with the most potential. The potential to change your life and transform the world.

Application Requirements

As a prospective transfer student, you may complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. Please provide accurate information regarding your previous college attendance. There is no application fee.

In addition to the online application, all transfer students should submit:

  • Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges you've attended — even if it wasn't recently. Transcripts should be mailed directly from the institution to the Office of Admission; hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Results from the ACT or SAT test, if you're not yet 21 years of age. 
  • International transfer applicants must submit course descriptions for all previously completed college courses to receive full consideration for transfer credits from foreign universities.

All application materials should be directed to:

Office of Admission and Financial Aid
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1300

Once all required information is received, your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of our decision within three to four weeks.

Transfer Student Application Deadlines

Fall term - June 15
Spring term - December 1
First summer session - April 15
Second summer session - May 15

Process for admission

You've submitted your application. Now what? When your application arrives in the Office of Admission, our committee reviews it for admission to the academic major you selected — or undeclared status in an academic division.

In reviewing transfer applications, we direct our attention to the following items:

  • College grade point average and course selection.
  • High school grade point average and course selection.
  • Trends in grades.
  • ACT or SAT scores.

The minimum grade point average to be considered for admission to most majors is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The School of Education and Health Sciences requires a 2.75 GPA, and the School of Business Administration requires a 2.7 GPA. Possession of the minimum grade point average does not imply guaranteed admission. Please note most areas of study prefer a 2.5 or higher grade point average for admission.

If you are under 21 years of age, request that results of the ACT or SAT be sent to the admission office. The ACT or SAT score should be available through your high school. The admission committee will make a final decision based on your complete academic record.

For more information, please contact the transfer coordinator at

Ways to apply

Applying to the University of Dayton is simple. You can submit our Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. There is no application fee.

Your hard work transfers with you.

The Office of Admission and Financial Aid will evaluate your transcript(s) to determine the number of transferable credits, but transferring credits should be fairly straightforward. In general, all of your college credits earned with a "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher from any regionally accredited college or university will transfer and be included on your University of Dayton transcript.

The evaluation to determine which courses will be accepted toward your chosen degree will be completed by the dean's office of the appropriate college or school. You should contact the dean's office after receiving your acceptance letter to discuss your transfer credits.

A preliminary evaluation of your college credits can be requested prior to completing the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application.

To obtain a preliminary evaluation, e-mail or send your college transcript(s) and a letter requesting this evaluation to:

Office of Admission and Financial Aid
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1300

When submitting your request, either by mail or e-mail, make sure to include your name, address, telephone number, intended academic major and college you are transferring from. This service takes approximately four weeks.

Come sit on our porch and soak it up.

Visiting campus is a great way to determine if the University of Dayton is the right fit. Try us on for size and schedule a visit to campus.

Individual Admission Appointment
As a transfer student, you have specific questions. Talk with an admission counselor about the application process, admission requirements, academic programs, student life and more. Since credit evaluations are not conducted in the admission office, e-mail your unofficial transcripts to for an unofficial credit evaluation. To schedule your visit, call our Campus Visit Coordinator at 800-UD PRIDE (800-837-7433) or submit your request online. A 10-day notice of your visit is appreciated.

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with a faculty member, please contact the academic department (PDF) directly.

Campus Tours
When you come to campus to meet with an admission counselor, you'll have the opportunity to discover our 373-acre campus through a one-hour walking tour.

We're just a phone call (or e-mail) away

At the University of Dayton, we encourage questions, and our admission and financial aid counselors will be happy to help you find answers.

Office of Admission and Financial Aid
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1300

Phone: 800-UD-PRIDE (800-837-7433)