Transfer FAQs

Who is considered a transfer student?
A transfer student is anyone who has completed at least one full-time semester of coursework at another college or university after graduating from high school.

What are the Transfer Credit Policies?
A maximum of 70 credits will be accepted from a two-year institution and a maximum of 90 credits will be accepted from a four-year institution. A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at Dominican University in order for a degree to be awarded. See our Articulation Agreements to learn more.

Why was I asked to submit my High School transcript?
All students who have completed under 24 college credits are required to submit Official High School transcripts.

Do I need to take Placements Exams prior to registering for classes?
Yes. It is required for ALL transfer students to complete the English placement exam. The Math placement exam must be completed if required by your program. Note: ALL Nursing students are required to complete both the Math & English placement exams.

When can I visit Dominican University?
We will be happy to schedule a convenient time for you to visit Dominican University.

Do you provide tutoring services?
Yes. Our Academic Success Center can set you up with a faculty or peer tutor for help in getting started on an assignment, editing a paper, math tutoring, and other academic support services.

Does the University offer transfer scholarships?
All full-time transfer students are eligible for a scholarship based on the GPA at their prior institution(s). Please contact a Transfer Counselor to find out about your academic award eligibility. Athletic awards are given through the Athletics office by the coaches.98% of our transfer students receive some type of Financial Aid.

Are other forms of Financial Aid available?
In addition to transfer scholarships, Dominican University offers need-based grants. The University also participates in federal and New York State financial aid programs. Complete the FAFSA at

Do you offer Housing for Transfer students?
Yes, full time transfer students are eligible for campus housing.

What are the costs of Tuition / Room and Board?

Dominican University strives to make attending university affordable.  For detailed information see

Do you offer Internship opportunities?
Yes. Some majors will allow you to do an internship as early as sophomore year. You will work with your academic advisor and the Career Development Center to set up your internship.

How do I know when my application is complete?
A Transfer Admissions Counselor will be in touch with you early on in the admissions & enrollment process. They will let you know as soon as your file is complete. You can also check your status on the DC Portal.

Do you have support services specifically for transfer students?
Yes, our Transfer Counselors can be contacted at any time to answer transfer related questions and to help create a smooth transition to Dominican University.

Wendoli Tejada
Assistant Director for Transfer and Adult Programs
Work: 845-848-7907
Cell: 845-323-9679

Are services available for students with special needs?
Yes. The Director of Special Services who can set up accommodations/arrangements for students who have special needs.