International Graduate Students

Dominican University of California welcomes international students who wish to pursue a graduate degree. International students must provide additional documentation beyond the program specific requirements in order to be considered for admission and to obtain the necessary documents to apply for a student visa.

Graduate International Admissions Requirements

International students must complete both program specific graduate admission requirements and the international admission requirements (outlined below). In addition to the program specific admissions requirements, international candidates must submit the following:

  1. Application Form: Apply online at admissions.dominican.edu/apply. Note there is a $50 application fee. 
  2. Credential Evaluation: Foreign transcript(s) must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation company. Dominican accepts credential evaluations from any NACES approved member organization (www.naces.org).

    The list below gives the addresses of private organizations that provide international credential evaluation services. This list is for informational purposes only.

    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)*
    101 W. Pleasant Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
    Telephone: (414)289-3400
    www.ece.org
    World Education Services (for graduate and transfer students only)**
    P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station
    New York, NY 10271-5087
    Telephone: (212) 966-6311
    Fax: (211) 739-6100
    www.wes.org


    *Designates approved evaluation services for MS in Education and Teacher Preparation programs.

    **Candidates who select World Education services (WES) as their NACES member organization may elect to submit a WES ICAP (course-by-course) evaluation. The WES ICAP evaluation can fulfill the official transcript requirement as well, as long as the WES ICAP evaluation is delivered to the Office of Admissions directly from WES and includes a copy of the official transcripts you had evaluated. It should be noted that official transcripts are delivered electronically with the evaluation through WES.

    Candidates who completed a three-year undergraduate degree in India are encouraged to use WES as their NACES approved member organization. Dominican only accepts three-year degrees from India that have been recognized by WES. For more infomation on the evaluation of three-year degrees from India, please visit: https://www.wes.org/.

  3. Test results/English Proficiency: International students from countries where English is not an official language must demonstrate English proficiency. Proficiency can be demonstrated with one of the following:
    • TOEFL: 550 Paper, 213 Computer, or 80 IBT
    • IELTS: 6.5
    • PTEA: 53
    • Completed Level 112 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) with a 3.0 GPA at an ELS Language Center
    • An official transcript demonstrating that the applicant completed one academic year at a U.S. college or university.
  4. Bank Statement: All international students must submit a bank statement that demonstrates that sufficient funds are available to support the student for one year. Please see the Cost of Attendance for the program to which you are applying, available on the Dominican website at www.dominican.edu.
  5. Affidavit of Financial Support: If the bank statement is not in the student’s name, the account holder must
  6. Photocopy of the passport photo page
  7. Visas: Processing student visas may take additional time. Please contact the program counselor for the latest possible date to submit an international application. Such dates may be different than other posted application deadlines.