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Undergraduate International Admission

Located in the Midwestern city of Dayton, Ohio, the University of Dayton is a top-tier, doctoral-level university, and it has been educating students since 1850. The University offers more than 80 undergraduate programs.

Named a "best college" by The Princeton Review, we work hard to make you feel at home. Because of these opportunities, the University of Dayton was named a leading university worldwide in learning, living and support services, according to the International Student Barometer.

Undergraduate International Admission Requirements

International students applying for first-year or transfer admission to the University of Dayton must submit the following documents:

  • Letter of recommendation. Letters may be sent to directly from the recommender.

  • Official secondary transcripts (in language of original issue). Transcripts of all previously attended secondary schools, including dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations; any transcripts not issued in English should be accompanied by a certified English translation. Proof of completion must also be provided in the form of a graduation date listed on the transcript, a diploma, or a certificate of completion. If secondary schooling is still in progress, this must be submitted as soon as completed and prior to enrollment at the University of Dayton. 

    • These may be sent from the secondary school directly to the University of Dayton via mail service. Please note: If your institution is able to provide an e-transcript, please direct them to send the official link to: Please be aware, this does not include scanned, photocopied or emailed documents.
  • Proof of English Proficiency. Scores should be sent to the University of Dayton directly from the testing center using code 1834.
  • F-1 and J-1 students must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study. These must be official documents (no scans, copies, or emailed documents allowed) mailed from the bank and sponsor. Alternatively, you may mail to us this completed form: Affidavit of Support

  • Interview (optional). While not required for admission, international students may submit a third-party unscripted interview, in collaboration with a company such as InitialView or Fanping (Chinese students). The interview allows applicants to discuss their unique background and goals that can differentiate an applicant from their peers. These websites are not a part of the official application process; however, it can be used to evaluate a potential applicant to UD. Applicants are responsible for scheduling this optional interview and paying any associated fees.

For details about these application materials, and to learn more about the admission process, read the admission information for international students.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of International Admission
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1604 U.S.A.

Application Deadlines

The University of Dayton's calendar year is divided into three terms. Application deadlines for international students are:

  • Fall term (August through December) — May 1  
  • Spring term (January through April) — November 1
  • Summer term (May through July) — Case-by-case basis
We will continue to process complete applications received after the deadline; however, we cannot guarantee an admission decision will be reached in time to begin the desired term. All pending applications will automatically be considered for the next available term.



Walk in hours to meet with an admission counselor:

Mondays: 9:30am-11:30am

Tuesdays: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Wednesdays: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Thursdays: 9:30am-11:30am

Friday by appointment.

Saturdays, Sundays & University Holidays: Closed


Office of International Admission

International and Graduate Admission House 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1604