Dominican University of California

Dominican University of California

Academic Programs

  • Applied Computer Science
  • Art & Design
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Criminology
  • Design
  • Education
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Justice
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Career Placement Assistance
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Digital Portfolio
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • Diversity
  • Inclusive Environment
  • Internships
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Personal Coaching
  • Service Learning
  • Small Class Size
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Applying to Dominican is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3:

  1. Complete the Common Application
  2. Upload your essay
  3. Submit your official transcripts
Dominican is test-optional, so tell us if you want your test scores considered (and if you do, make sure to send them). 


The transfer admissions process at Dominican is easy and seamless, and our counselors are here to help you. We evaluate several factors, including academics, leadership both inside and outside the classroom, recommendation from a teacher, counselor or community leader and your personal essay. 

For most majors we accept applications year-round.

Transfer Students: 
Spring Deadline: January 5
Fall Deadline: August 1 

Nursing Transfer Students: 
Spring Deadline: September 1 
Fall Deadline: March 1

Additional Information

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“We are so lucky at Dominican that our classes are small and that our professors get to know us. I think it is much harder to get this type of attention from your professor at a bigger school.”

Maxwell Ward, Alumni, 2023
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Admissions office

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50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901-2298, United States of America

Phone number

(415) 485-3204