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The Dominican University of California

DUC says:

1. Application form with a $40.00 non-refundable fee;

2. 500-word typed Essay as described in the application on one of the following topics:
Describe a family, cultural, or personal tradition that is meaningful to you. Explain why.
If you could spend a day with anyone (living, deceased or imaginary), who would it be and why?
Required for all Nursing and Health Science (Pre-OT) applicants: Tell us why you would like to major in nursing or occupational therapy and what contributions you see yourself making to the profession. Please include any past work (paid or volunteer) experience in health care, education or social services.

3. Updated, official high school transcript (six semesters minimum);

4. One recommendation from school faculty, administrator, and/or a counselor. Applicants who have been out of school for more than two years may submit a letter of recommendation from a professional colleague;

5. Official Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) scores.


Completed Application for Admission

Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning

Official transcript of course work from each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope sent directly from the college or university. Students who received their undergraduate degrees from an institution outside the United States must also submit a course-by-course evaluation of these transcripts. Please see requirements for international applications. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate or graduate course work.

Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)

Resume: professional and/or personal

Statement of purpose or intent: a brief essay (500 words)
describing professional and/or personal goals and reasons for obtaining a graduate degree

Interview with the admissions committee
Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at DUC
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Your Chances at DUC
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# Applicants
# Admitted
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Students who got into DUC:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (1), Grades (3), Sports/Extracurriculars (0), College Essay (2)
Honestly, I didn't go out of my wayAug 06 2012English
Honestly, I didn't go out of my way. I applied early and was accepted by December. I don't know anyone who didn't get in who applied...
ACT: 25 SAT: 1880 Female
Dominican University accepts anyoneApr 25 2012Unknown
I attended an intro session, conducted by the DirectorJun 12 2011Business - Management and Administration
I attended an intro session, conducted by the Director of the program, and her staff, where I was told how the program was geared toward working adults. This could not have been further from the truth. The course work is NOT geared toward woring adults, and administration are not interested in anything but the next tuition payment.
The acceptance rate is 50% for transfer students whichApr 05 2011Psychology
The acceptance rate is 50% for transfer students which was what I was. I doubt there are community colleges that are harder to get into but who knows... They offer good scholarships so price being an initial turn off may reflect the true cost. A lot of people chose Dominican over other larger more well known schools so it really depends on you and your needs. To over generalize and think this is a school for people who didn't get into CAL could be overlooking the differences between the schools. Sure CAL is cheaper (for instate students) than Dominican, has more famous teachers and much more majors/classes but you won't get the individual attention you would at Dominican so it all depends. I am sure you will get in because if you care enough to look through sites like this investigating you probably have great grades from H.S. or the ability to bullshit your way through a great admissions essay.
I didn't have to do muchOct 01 2009Nursing
I didn't have to do much. I've never heard of DU declining students. As long as they're getting their 40-50 K a year, they don't care who goes there.
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