Congratulations on your acceptance to Dominican University!

Please complete the following steps to finalize your enrollment. If you have any questions, please email



Get your Dominican University ID

This is created for you upon acceptance to the University. This ID is unique to you and can be found on your acceptance and financial aid award letters. Not sure what your ID is?  Contact your Admissions Counselor.



Apply For Financial Aid

Complete your FAFSA application to find out about additional financial aid (including financial aid you might not need to pay back) you might be eligible for.  You can complete your FAFSA application online at

To add Dominican University to your FAFSA application, please use our school code of 002713.

If you need help completing your application, please feel free to reach out to our Office of Financial Aid at or at (845)848-7821.  



Let us know you’re committing to Dominican University

To reserve you spot, please submit your enrollment response form and your deposit.

The cost is $300 for undergraduate students and an additional $200 for resident students. Be sure to have your DC ID ready.

Resident students will need to complete additional housing forms, which are emailed to your Dominican University account. Return them as soon as possible to secure your room assignment.

Questions about your deposit?
Contact your Admissions Counselor 

Questions about your housing forms?  
Give them a
call at (845) 848-760
1 or 

*Deposits are refundable until May 1 for the Fall term and Jan 1 for the Spring term



Sign up for a Registration date

Registration dates will be available at beginning of the spring.  Once released, check in with your Admissions Counselor to select the best date for you.  Please keep in mind that classes are given out on a first come, first served basis for incoming students.

Meet with our New Student & Transition Center (we call them the Nest) to review your schedule. Your schedule will be built for you based on your intended major. Having the Nest create your schedule means that you will be on track right away!

Registration will enable you to connect with other first-year students as well.




Complete Placement Assessments

Before your schedule can be created, you will need to complete the placement assessments at 

All students must complete the writing and math placement assessments.  Please contact your Admissions Counselor to find out if you need to take the reading placement as well.



Access your University email

After your registration is complete, you will be able to access your University email account and find courses in Blackboard. Information on accessing your email will be sent to the personal email address associated with your original application.

It is important to activate your University email as soon as possible as most campus offices will contact you through your Dominican University email, not via the personal email addresses that may have been attached to your application. 

Blackboard, a learning suite, houses notes, slides, and other materials to help you succeed. Blackboard can be accessed through the DC Portal, located at



Sign up for Orientation

This wonderful campus experience takes place in the days before the semester begins. To prepare for orientation, students should complete online Title IX training and the New Student Orientation Suite.



Submit your final transcripts

Arrange to have your final, official, transcripts sent to:

Dominican University Office of Admissions
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962

This includes all high school transcripts, as well as college transcripts and AP scores.

Failure to provide a final official transcript may result in the termination of your course schedule.



Complete your health information

NYS mandated Immunization Forms must be completed by all students for measles, mumps, and rubella. If you are an athlete or resident student, you must also submit a form to the Health Center that acknowledges an immunization for meningitis or indicates that they are aware of the risks of not having such immunization. The Covid-19 vaccination, or an approved medical/religious exemption, is also required for all students.

Please follow these steps:

  • Download and print your immunization forms
  • Have your health care provider complete and sign the forms. Records from your high school or another university may be submitted in place of these forms. 
  • Enter your immunization record information from the forms into the Medicat Patient Portal. Do not mail completed forms to the University; only uploaded documents into the portal will be reviewed. Forms must be completed by August 1. 
  • Assure that you have adequate health insurance coverage. If you do not have health insurance, please contact the Office of Student Development at (845) 848-4080.

The Student Health Center provides most immunizations to students at a minimal fee.



Secure Your DC-1 ID Card

Once you have registered for courses, you will be eligible to obtain your DC-1 card. This is a multipurpose College ID card that you will use to:

Acceptable Government-Issued IDs
  • Pay for food in the campus dining halls, vending machines, and participating offsite vendors
  • Enter University buildings, such as the Hennessy Center, Residence Halls, or to gain admittance to certain University events
  • Check out books from the Sullivan Library
  • Pay for printing and copying in the computer labs

Please send your photo for your ID card and a copy of your government-issued ID to

  • Driver’s license
  • US or foreign passport
  • Military ID
  • INS I-1551 resident alien card

Photo Requirements

Please make sure that your photo adheres to the following requirements.



Check out Dominican University’s “Finish in 4” guarantee!

This voluntary program guarantees a four-year pathway to a bachelor’s degree for eligible students. If you follow the requirements of the program, but are not able to graduate in four years, the University will cover the cost of any remaining courses needed to complete a degree. Learn more about Finish in 4 here



Secure Special Services

If you require additional learning assistance, such as documented extra time or aural supports, please contact the Director of Special Services at (845)848.4035. 



Are you an athlete? Confirm your eligibility.

Be sure to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Check in with our Compliance Office at (845) 848-7720 for any issues about your eligibility.



Are you an International Student? Complete the following steps: 

Complete your I-20 form and your Affidavit of Support: 

I-20 form (First year students) 

Affidavit of Support – this is an explanation and demonstration of your financial resources 

  • Bank Statements (less than 30 days old) – verifying funds in USD 
  • Scholarship from outside source: Official scholarship letter must contain name of applicant, the amount for each year of study and the duration of award 
  • Government or Employer: Official letter indicating amount of support and containing name of applicant, the amount for each year of study, and the duration of award 
  • Loans: Official letter from credit institution indicating approval of loan and amount approved  

Additionally, if you are accepted by Dominican University, you will be enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). You must pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee. We will provide you with a Form I-20 to present to the consular officer when you attend your visa interview. Visit the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) website to learn more about SEVIS and the SEVIS I-901 fee. 

Please submit you I-20 documents, once completed, to Joette Yore