Regular Admission from High School

Graduation from an approved high school is required for admission.  The only exceptions will be for those individuals who did not complete their high school studies, but successfully completed the General Educational Development (GED) test and for students accepted in accordance with the college's policy on early admission.  A student who submits a GED score also will be required to submit a transcript of work completed in high school.

Freshman candidates should meet the following basic criteria:     
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, with special attention to grades in core courses
  • An ACT composite score of 21 or above, or SAT combined score of 1500
  • A rank in the upper half of the high school class, when rank is provided 
  • Sixteen units of high school work, fourteen of which should be in the fields of English, mathematics, 
    foreign language, social science, and laboratory science.
Admission of Transfer Students 

Minimum entrance requirements for students in good standing from regionally accredited two-year or four-year colleges include:
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on 4.0 scale
  • Students transferring with fewer than 12 semester hours must also meet freshman requirements
  • Students with fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit must also submit high school transcripts 

CLEP Credit
Students may present CLEP scores in acceptable fields at any time prior to their semester of graduation.  Students must have official scores sent to Dominican University. For more information, go to
  • Credit will be awarded after students have successfully completed 3 courses at Dominican.
  • A maximum of 28 semester hours of credit is granted with no more than 12 semester hours in one major area of concentration.
  • Students who have earned CLEP credit in their intended majors or minors should contact the appropriate Program Directors to determine if the credits will fulfill major requirements or prerequisites.

For additional information, refer to the 2008-2010 Rosary College of Arts & Sciences Bulletin or contact the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences 708-524-6814.
Admission of International Students

Minimum entrance requirements for international students include:
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on 4.0 scale and a 21 ACT score for freshman and a 2.5 grade point average for transfers. 
  • Provide proof of English Proficiency, which can be done by the following: completion of ELS 112 (proof of which must be forwarded to the Admission Office within one week of the program completion date), a score of 550 on the paper TOEFL, 213 on the computer TOEFL, or 79-80 on the internet TOEFL, a 7 band score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a 53 or higher on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA). 
The Office of the International Student Advisor will assist you with visas, transfers, change of status, reinstatement, possibilities for practical work experience and internships, health insurance and immunization information.

For more information, please contact Sue Ponremy, International Student Advisor, at or call (708) 524-6965.