Admission of Transfer Students
We welcome transfer students to Dominican College. Transfer students add a new dimension to our institution by bringing new ideas and varied experiences.
Transfer students may be accepted with:
- A maximum of 70 credits from an accredited two-year institution.
- A maximum of 90 credits from an accredited four-year institution .
A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at Dominican College for a degree.
- Submit the completed application directly to the Office of Admissions with the non-refundable application fee. You may enclose any additional information to be considered with your application.
- If you have completed fewer than 24 college credit from an accredited institution , you must request that an official copy of your high school record or G.E.D. scores be sent to the Office of Admissions.
- Request official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be sent to the Office of Admissions.
- Complete personal interview if required.
- When all the documents are reviewed, students are notified promptly of the action taken.
- Submit the deposit. Students who wish to live on campus must submit an additional dormitory deposit. Deposits are refundable up to May 1st for fall applicants, November 1st for spring applicants, and April 1st for summer applicants.
In order to be considered for admission to the College as a transfer student, a minimum cumulative index of 2.0 is required. Grades of C- or lower are not considered for acceptance in transfer to the College except when they constitute part of a completed degree, such as the Associate in Arts, in which case the College may at its discretion consider acceptance of a limited number of credits with such grades.
Certain professional programs, such as Occupational Therapy, Nursing, and Teacher Education, have additional transfer eligibility requirements, which the student should consult. All transfer students will receive a degree evaluation based on all previous college-level courses from regionally accredited institutions.
Transfer Credit Policy
A course is evaluated for suitability for transfer credits based on the following criteria:
- the course was completed at an accredited two-year or four-year institution (list available in the Office of the Academic Dean and the Office of Admissions)
- the course was roughly equivalent to a course offered at Dominican College
- grades of C- or lower are not considered for acceptance in transfer to the College except when they constitute part of a completed degree, such as the Associate in Arts, in which case the College may at its discretion consider acceptance of a limited number of credits with such grades if they are not part of the major.
- grades for courses accepted for transfer credits are not calculated in the student's Grade Point Average at the College.
- Credits would be awarded equal to the amount of semester credits earned at the other institution. Credits from institutions on quarter systems would be adjusted to the equivalent of semester credits.
Prior to or early in their first term at the College, students are required to take placement tests in English and, in certain instances, Mathematics. When further course work in these areas is indicated, students are urged to take the work in their next term at the College so as to assure timely and successful progress toward the degree. Support services in both areas are provided by the College's Learning Resources Center.
Advisory services are offered by the Office of Admissions and by the various academic offices for incoming students to the College to facilitate registration procedures.
All students born after 1/1/57 are required to submit proof of immunization against mumps, measles and rubella prior to registration. According to New York State health law, all students are also required to complete and return the meningitis form provided by the College to the Student Health Center. All resident students and athletes are required to submit proof of meningitis immunization.