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Freshmen Admission Requirements

Dillard University admits applicants who possess high standards of scholarship, serious and realistic educational goals, potential for service and leadership, and the personal characteristics of honesty, loyalty and self-respect. The university does not make any distinction as to religion, race, or gender in the admission of its students.

 

Application fee of $36.00 (Fee Waivers are accepted)

Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

18 ACT composite score or 870 SAT (math and critical reading sections only)

 

*If a first year applicant does not meet the above mentioned requirements, they must also submit two letters of recommendation and a personal statement (3-5 paragraph essay outlining your future aspirations).

 

How to Submit an Application for Admission

There are three ways to apply for admission to Dillard University.

  1. Apply Online
  2. Print PDF version of Application for Admission
  3. 3.Request a printed application via postal mail at the address listed below or call (504) 816-4670 or admissions@dillard.edu.

Contact the admissions office at:

Dillard University
Office of Admissions
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 816-4670 Phone
(800) 216-6637 Phone (Toll Free)
(504) 816-4895 Fax

The completed application should be returned to the admissions office before June 1 for Fall semester enrollment of that calendar year, or December 1 for Spring semester enrollment in the following calendar year. Under certain circumstances, later applications will be considered. An application fee should accompany the application for admission.

 

First-Year Students (entering directly from high school or enrolling in college for the first time)

 

Applicants for admission must submit official school transcripts from an accredited secondary school. The Office of Admissions will calculate grades earned in academic and elective courses.

 

A preliminary high school transcript for evaluation should be submitted to the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming for evaluation prior to the end of the senior year in high school. A final high school transcript should be sent prior to enrollment indicating satisfactory completion (graduation date reflected) of the following coursework:

  • English: 4 Units
  • Mathematics: 3 Units (to include Algebra I, II, and Geometry)
  • Natural Sciences: 3 Units (including laboratory components)
  • Social Studies: 3 Units
  • Academic Electives: 6 Units (World Language desired but not required)

First-year students under the age of 23 are also required to submit results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT) program examination. Applicants must also submit results of the SAT or ACT writing component.

 

GED Applicants

 

Those students with a General Education Diploma (GED) must submit test scores. A minimum score of 450 is required.

 

Advanced Placement Credit

 

The results of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate examination subject areas must be submitted to the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming prior to enrollment for course credit consideration.

 

Concurrent Enrollment Credit

 

Applicants who have participated in “concurrent enrollment” programs while in high school may transfer credit hours to Dillard. A grade of “C” or above is acceptable for transfer consideration. An official transcript from the college or university must be sent to the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming prior to enrollment for course credit consideration. Developmental courses are non-transferrable for course credit, but are counted for course placement. 

 

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Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
504.283.8822

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