Application for Admission

Applications for first-year admission should be submitted to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid through the University of Dayton's online application or the Common Application. There is no fee to apply. Students are encouraged to submit applications early in their senior year of high school. The University of Dayton has an early action deadline of November 1 and a regular decision deadline of February 1.

Along with the application (including the essay), the applicant must submit an official transcript of courses and grades in secondary school and official results of the ACT or SAT.  The counselor recommendation form is optional. 

Any person whose native language is not English must submit an acceptable score on:

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)
  • Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) Examination 
  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or
  • American College Testing (ACT).

Exceptions to this policy may be made for students whose education has been in schools where English is the principal language of instruction.

Admission is based on the total information submitted by the applicant on his or her behalf. It is the applicant's responsibility to see that complete information has been provided to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid.