Parent FAQs

What materials are required to complete an application?

To apply, please:

  • Complete an application here. Or, request an application from the Office of Admissions at (866) 4DC-INFO. The application should be completed and mailed with the $35 fee, to the Office of Admissions, 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg, New York, 10962 or e-mail the application to admissions@dc.edu.
  • Ask your child’s high school guidance counselor to forward transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit the results of one of the following examinations to the Office of Admissions. (1) Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) of the College Entrance Examination Board. (2) The C.E.E.B. Code for Dominican College is 2190. (3) The American College Testing (A.C.T.) Assessment Test. The A.C.T. code for Dominican College is 2730.
  • A meeting with an admissions counselor is not always required but is always desirable. Some applicants may be asked to meet with a member of the Admissions staff. For information please call us at 1(866) 4DC-INFO

Is there an application deadline? The earlier you apply the better. Dominican College works on a rolling admissions policy, meaning there is no set deadline for applying. What high school academic units is the College looking for? Our recommended preparation includes 16 academic units of study distributed among English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Foreign Languages.

Does the College offer scholarships and grants?
Yes, the College offers academic and athletic scholarships.  In fact, 98% of freshman receive an academic scholarship.  The academic scholarships are based on SAT scores and high school GPAs and are awarded through the Office of Admissions.  Athletic scholarships are awarded by the coaches and are based on the individual’s athletic abilities and the needs of the team.

In addition, the College offers need-based grants based on information provided in the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Does my child need to apply for an academic scholarship?
No. Upon acceptance to the College the Office of Admissions will automatically determine your child’s eligibility for an academic scholarship based on SAT scores and high school gpa.

How can I contact an Admissions Counselor?
An Admissions Counselor is easily accessible by phone, texting or e-mail.  The counselor is determined by your last name.  If your last name begins with letters:

You are also welcome to visit the campus and meet the counselors:

Ashley Huston, Freshman Admissions Counselor
ashley.huston@dc.edu
(845) 848-7606
Territories Covered
NY: Rockland County, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Sullivan County, Ulster County, New York (Upstate)
Other states: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming, and International

Joe Sullivan, Senior Admissions Counselor
joe.sullivan@dc.edu
(845) 848-7905
Territories Covered
NY: Brooklyn
Other states: Florida, New Jersey

Melissa Gariola, Freshman Admissions Counselor
melissa.gariola@dc.edu
(845) 848-7904
Territories Covered
NY: Bronx, Queens, Long Island
Other states: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin

Rob Tyrrell, Assistant Director of Admissions
rob.tyrrell@dc.edu
(845) 848-7906
Territories Covered
NY: Orange County, Westchester County, Manhattan, and Staten Island
Other states: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia

How do I schedule a campus tour?
To schedule a tour of the campus please call the Office of Admissions, toll free, at (866) 4DC-INFO or write to e-mail us at admissions@dc.edu. Tours are offered on weekdays and some Saturdays. You can also take a virtual tour here 

Do you have support services specifically for freshman?
We have a Freshman Directorate, made up of the Freshman Director, Assistant Director, Faculty and Peer Mentors, who assist incoming freshman with the transition to Dominican College. This assistance includes academic advisement and help in dealing with issues related to college life.  The Freshman Seminar offers students a strong foundation in the liberal arts and introduces them to the tools that foster academic confidence.  For students who need Special Services, we have a Coordinator of Special Services who can arrange any appropriate accommodations.

What safety measures are taken for students while on campus?
Residence Halls have 24-hour card access only admission and have front desks staffed 24 hours a day. Security cameras are located on the exterior perimeter and in the interior hallways and lobbies of both dormitories. The campus has 24 hour security patrols. Upon request, escorts are provided to the Residence Halls. Additional questions regarding security can be answered by contacting our Security Office located in Casey Hall at (845)848-4061.

Is there a place where my child can receive medical attention?
A Student Health Center is located on the second floor of the Granito Center. The Center is staffed by nurse practitioners. Students are not charged for appointments and services except for certain medications or tests.

Can my child bring a car to campus? Is one necessary?
Students are allowed to bring cars on campus. Every car must be registered with the Security Office to obtain a proper parking permit. Students can sign up for a parking permit, at no additional cost, when they register for classes. There are many stores and other amenities within easy walking distance of the campus, and a College shuttle provides transportation to locations on campus.

Are tutors available?
Tutors are available through our Learning Resources Center. Faculty or peer tutor’s can help your child with an assignment, editing a paper, math tutoring, and other

What forms do I need to apply for financial aid?
You should fill out the (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Copies of the FAFSA are available in your child’s high school guidance counselor’s Office, Dominican College’s Financial Aid Office, or on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.  If you need assistance with financial aid please call (845) 848-7821 or e-mail atfinancial.aid@dc.edu.

What is Dominican College’s Federal Code for the FAFSA?
Dominican College’s school code is 002713

I don’t think our family qualifies for financial aid. Should we apply anyway?
Every family must apply for financial aid to receive Institutional Scholarships. Many families assume they don’t qualify for aid and fail to apply for it. There are a few sources of aid such an unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS loans that are available regardless of need. The (FAFSA)Free Application for Federal Student Aid form is free and can be found here: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

When will my child receive his or her package from Dominican College?
Typically, your child will be mailed his or her financial aid package within 48 hours of receipt of the FAFSA data and confirmation of acceptance to the College.

The FAFSA asks for tax information. What should I do if I have not yet filed my tax returns?
You do not have to wait until your taxes are done. You can use estimates of your income as long as they aren’t very far from the actual values. You will have an opportunity to correct any errors later.

What should I do if my family has special circumstances that are not indicated on the FAFSA?
You should submit a letter to the Financial Aid Office describing your special circumstances. Examples of special circumstances are: loss of employment, unusual medical expenses, and recent death or divorce of a parent.

What is the difference between a grant and a loan?
Grants are gift aid given to students to help them gain access to college. A grant does not need to be repaid. Student loans are used to help pay college costs but they must be re-paid by the borrower.

Is work-study available for my child?
Students must be eligible for work-study based on federal guidelines. Eligibility is determined by parent and student income. Work study is offered to all eligible student

Does Dominican College offer a monthly payment plan?
A monthly payment plan is available through Tuition Management Systems. You can arrange to make payments over a 10 month period. Please contact the Businees Office for more information. Or, contact TMS directly at 1-800-722-4867 or visit them online at www.afford.com/dc

How do I get to Dominican College?
The College is located in Rockland County 17 miles north of NYC and 3 miles north of Bergen County (NJ), at Orangeburg Road and Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY. Directions to the College can be found here.

I have questions that aren’t addressed here. How can I find answers?
Call us at 1(866) 4DC-INFO or e-mail your questions to admissions@dc.edu.