Application Requirements

The University of Dayton operates on an early action admission policy, so students should submit their application materials by one of the following dates:

Early Action (non-binding): December 15
Regular Decision: March 1

To receive priority notification regarding their admission and scholarship decision, students must apply by the early action date as well as visit campus and file the FAFSA. Priority notifications will be mailed in mid-February, and regular notifications will be mailed later in the spring. Students who applied by the early action date are not obligated to attend the University of Dayton.

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

Application Instructions

To be considered for admission, students must submit the following materials:

When students bring you a counselor recommendation form, you should:
  •     Complete the recommendation.
  •     Provide an official transcript of courses taken and grades received.
  •     Include results of either the ACT or SAT (critical reading and math).
  •     Note the current senior-year courses in which the student is enrolled and grades for any courses completed.

Please mail all completed materials to:

Office of Admission and Financial Aid
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1669

Application Process

The University of Dayton has a competitive admission process in which applications for admission are reviewed for specific academic majors or, when applicable, for undeclared status in an academic division.

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

Balanced consideration is given to all aspects of students' college preparation, including their grade record and pattern throughout high school, selection of courses in preparation for college, class standing or ranking, and scores from the ACT or SAT (critical reading and math). The admission committee also considers your recommendation, along with the student's character, record of leadership and service, and demonstrated interest in the University.

Course Selection in Preparation for College

Students will be aided in their transition to college studies by taking college-preparatory classes during high school. the University of Dayton recommends the following course units:

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of math
  • Two units of science
  • Three units of social science
  • Four units of academic electives

To be accepted into the College of Arts and Sciences, students must have two units of a foreign language.

Grade Record and Class Standing

No minimum grade point average or class rank is specified, but these measures must provide evidence of a student's readiness for college studies in his or her chosen academic program.

Results of the ACT or SAT

No minimum standardized test score is specified, but these measures must provide evidence of a student's readiness for college studies in his or her chosen academic program. Students should arrange to take the ACT or SAT no later than December of their senior year. They should indicate that their scores be sent to the University of Dayton (ACT: 3342; SAT: 1834). Earlier test scores may be submitted. For admission, the highest score will be used if a test is taken more than once.

Ways to apply

You have an important job in helping students navigate the college admission process — and we want to support your counseling efforts by providing you with information about the University of Dayton.

To apply to the University, students can submit our Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. There is no application fee.

Counselor Resources

Guiding students makes your time extremely valuable. That's why we provide you with all the information you need in one convenient online resource. Here, you can learn about our admission process, download our required counselor recommendation form and much more.

If you have questions about your students' application status, call 800-UD PRIDE (800-837-7433) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Contact

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 45469-1669

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

Email: admission@udayton.edu