Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Are you one of the following? In order to be considered for admission to the University of Dallas, you must:

Incoming Freshman

  • Complete the online Common Application, including the essay. (You may also use ApplyTexas.)
  • Complete the counselor recommendation (via the Common Application).
  • Complete the teacher recommendation (optional-via the Common Application). 
  • Complete the University of Dallas Member Questions (via the Common Application).
  • Send your official high school transcript.
  • Send your official ACT and/or SAT score reports. ACT and/or SAT score reports appearing on official high school transcripts are acceptable. Our ACT school code is 04234. Our SAT code is 6868.
  • If you have taken college or university courses during high school, have an official copy of your final transcript forwarded directly to the University of Dallas.
  • Submit your $50 application fee or an official fee waiver form. When completing your online application, you may submit payment electronically.
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Transfer Student

  • Complete the online Common Application, including the essay. (You may also use ApplyTexas.)
  • Instructor evaluation (via the Common Application). 
  • University of Dallas Member Questions (via the Common Application).
  • Look over the Academic Advising Sheet to see what courses/credits will or will not transfer.

  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Submit official college transcripts for each institution attended.
  • Submit your $50 application fee or an official fee waiver form. If completing an online application, you may submit payment electronically.
  • If you have fewer than 24 hours of college credit, send a final official high school transcript and official ACT and/or SAT score reports. ACT and/or SAT score reports appearing on official high school transcripts are acceptable.

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Accredited Homeschool Student

If you use an accredited homeschool program, you must submit the following items in order to be considered for admission to the University of Dallas:

  • Complete the online Common Application or ApplyTexas application, including the essay. 
  • Counselor recommendation (via the Common Application or ApplyTexas).
  • OPTIONAL: Teacher recommendation (via the Common Application or ApplyTexas).
  • University of Dallas Member Questions (via the Common Application or ApplyTexas).
  • Request a copy of your most recent high school transcript. The transcript is typically sent directly to the University of Dallas from the accredited high school, along with the counselor recommendation.
  • Send your official ACT and/or SAT score reports. ACT and/or SAT score reports appearing on official high school transcripts are acceptable. Our ACT school code is 04234. Our SAT code is 6868.
  • If you have taken college or university courses during high school, you must have an official copy of your final transcript forwarded directly to the University of Dallas. 
  • Submit your $50 application fee or an official fee waiver form. If completing an online application, you may submit payment electronically.
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Common accredited programs include Kolbe Academy, Mother of Divine Grace, Seton Home Study, Regina Caeli Academy, Texas Tech ISD, Angelicum Academy and Our Lady of Victory.

Non-Accredited & Self-Designed Homeschool Student

  • Online Common Application or ApplyTexas application , including the essay.
  • Counselor recommendation (via the Common Application or ApplyTexas).
    Click here for more information on the requirements and composition of this letter.
  • OPTIONAL: Teacher recommendation (via the Common Application  or ApplyTexas).
  • University of Dallas Member Questions (via the Common Application or ApplyTexas).
  • One-page homeschool transcript. Your options for submitting this document are:
    • Use the one-page document provided by UD. (You can view a completed sample here.) Submit this document by printing, signing and mailing a sealed copy to: University of Dallas Office of Undergraduate Admission, 1845 E. Northage Dr., Irving, TX 75062. This document can also be uploaded via the Common Application. 
    • Use FastTranscripts.com to submit your one-page transcript easily and safely.
    • Use a self-designed template. (Beside the sample listed above, additional templates can be found on the HSLDA website.) This must be no more than one page and must include:
      • Courses organized by year. (If organized by subject, the years in which the courses were completed must be clearly noted.)
      • Place where course was taken (e.g., self-designed, co-op, dual-credit, private instructor, &c.).
      • GPA -- must include GPA per year as well as cumulative. (100.0 or 4.0 scale accepted.)
      • Basic demographic information of the student (DOB, contact address, phone number).
      • Estimated graduate date. (If the transcript submitted is the student's final transcript, it must include the actual graduation date, not estimated.)
      • Signature of the primary educator (most often a parent). 

(Please note: the grading scale submitted on a student's original transcript will be used to calculate GPA throughout the entire application process. UD reserves the right to re-calculate a GPA as deemed necessary.)

  • Book List & Course Description. The Book List & Course Description document helps UD to understand the academic background of the applicant. It must include the course name, place taken, synopsis of the course, list of texts used in the course and the final grade. There is no specified length, but this document typically ranges from 5-15 pages. Please see a completed sample here.

(Any transcripts or booklists that do not contain all the required information outlined above will be considered incomplete and returned to the applicant.)

International Student

  • The online Common Application, including the essay. (You may also use ApplyTexas.)
  • Counselor recommendation (via the Common Application).
  • University of Dallas Member Questions (via the Common Application).
  • Official transcripts (with certified English translations), showing all secondary and post-secondary courses and grades. 
  • Submit national examination results and/or official notification of successful school completion.
  • Send your official results of the TOEFL orIELTS for students from a non-English speaking country and/or your official ACT and/or SAT score reports for students from English speaking countries:
    • TOEFL minimum scores for application review: 79 for Internet-based test only.
    • IELTS minimum score for application review: 6.5.
    • Optional: Send your official ACT and/or SAT score reports. ACT and/or SAT score reports appearing on official high school transcripts are acceptable. This is only for students wishing to qualify for merit-based scholarship or for students from English-speaking countries. Our ACT school code is 04234. Our SAT code is 6868.
    • Conditional admission not offered by the University of Dallas. Students must apply English-ready. 
  • If you have taken college or university courses during high school, have an official copy of your final transcript forwarded directly to the University of Dallas.
  • Submit your $50 application fee or an official fee waiver form. If completing an online application, you may submit payment electronically.
  • Submit a copy of your passport (if available).
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If you still have questions about applying as an International student, visit our International Student Frequently Asked Questions page or contact an admission counselor at crusader@udallas.edu.

Once admitted, international students must complete the Confirmation of Financial Resources Form, certified by a bank official (not required for lawful permanent residents or those of H-4, E-2, G-2, L-2 status).

Seminarian Student

The Undergraduate Admission Office processes applications for prospective seminarians wishing to attend Holy Trinity Seminary, Redemptoris Mater Seminary or the Vietnamese Redemptorist Seminary. Typically, students wishing to enter one of these seminaries have already obtained approval from their diocese or the rector of the desired seminary or is in the process of doing so.

Recent high school graduates or current seniors should complete their application for admission as a standard incoming freshman (please refer to the incoming freshman tab). In the application, please select Philosophy and Letters as your intended major. 

A student currently enrolled in college should complete their application for admission as a standard transfer student (please refer to the transfer student tab). In the application, please select Philosophy and Letters as your intended major. 

A student who has completed a bachelor's degree and is applying for pre-theology studies should complete the Pre-Theologian Studies Application

Non-Degree Seeking Student

Readmission

  • Students who have previously attended the University of Dallas and wish to re-enroll should complete the readmit application.

Send all documents to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission & Financial Aid
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062

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