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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)

*NACAC, College Board, Financial Hardship Letter, Free/Reduced Lunch Letter are accepted application fee waivers

Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

18 ACT composite score or 960 SAT (math and evidence based reading and writing)


*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) for further consideration.


  2. *Submit an online application here. Apply Online




We accept the following application types:

Bleu Pride (EAB) Application

Common Application

Common Black College Application

Online Web Application

Paper Application (Collected from College Fairs/High School Visits Only)


If you are not yet ready to complete an application for admission, please be sure to join our mailing list for more information and event updates. 

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 Recruitment, Admissions and Programming 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 recommended 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)


All 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/Dual Enrollment Credit


Applicants who have participated in “concurrent/dual 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. 


For information regarding our institutional scholarships, please visit our Financial Aid & Scholarships site. To see a list of our academic majors, please click here




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