2020-2021 Academic Catalog

International Students

Academic Programs

International students applying for an undergraduate program should submit the online Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship, the Common Application, or the Coalition Application and follow the general admission procedure outlined in the application instructions. The applicant whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based (IB) test is required for full admission. Please use the University of Dayton's institution code 1834 when requesting your TOEFL score from Educational Testing Service (ETS).  
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - a minimum Band 6.5 score is required for full admission.
  • International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP). A minimum overall score of 4.5 is required for full admission.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - a minimum score of 60 is required for full admission. 
  • Duolingo English Test (DET). A minimum score of 100 Is required for full admission. Please note that many majors require a minimum score of 105.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A minimum critical score of 30 on the SAT Reading Test.
  • American College Testing (ACT) - a minimum English score of 24.

Undergraduate applicants unable to demonstrate the required English Proficiency options for their level of study at the time of application may be considered for conditional admission. Such a student will be expected to attend the University of Dayton's Intensive English Program and successfully complete the program or obtain the minimum required score for their level of study on one of the exams listed above before full admission to an academic program will be granted.

For all students applying to an academic program, an official copy of the student's complete academic record of all previously attended secondary schools, colleges or universities must be received. This record must include dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned, and marks achieved on examinations. These documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation if the documents are not issued in English. Documents must be sent directly from the institution to the University.

Intensive English Program

Students wishing to study English as a second language may enroll in the University's Intensive English Program. Students may apply for admission to the Intensive English Program only or they may apply for conditional admission to an academic program at the University of Dayton. If a student seeking conditional admission completes an application to an academic program, a separate application for the Intensive English Program is not required.

The University of Dayton and the United States Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement require that students who meet the academic requirements for admission for any of the above University programs, and plan to enter the U.S. on F-1 (student) or J-1 (scholar/exchange visitor) visas, provide proof of financial support before immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) can be issued.  Proof of ability to cover the first year's educational costs, living, and other miscellaneous expenses must be made available to the University.  Financial documents should be submitted during the application process along with all other supporting documentation.  We do not accept emailed, scanned or other photocopies of these documents.  

Documents should include:

  • An original bank statement issued within the past six months that shows the account number, account balance, and account holder(s).
  • Statement of sponsorship, if not self-funded, indicating the extent and duration of support.


The following documents should also be included:

  • A photocopy of the applicant's passport listing official name, birth date, etc.
  • If the applicant is in the U.S., a photocopy of the visa and I-94 on which the applicant entered the country.