Admission shall be open to all irrespective of sex, religion, ethnicity, race or political conviction. However, prospective candidates seeking admission must not be less than 16 years of age by October of Admission year.
Admission requirements for undergraduate programmes
- All admission shall be through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB);
- Into 100 level (UTME), prospective students must:
- Obtain five (5) credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings;
- Score a satisfactory mark in UTME in relevant subjects.
- To be eligible for consideration for direct entry admission (into 200 level), a candidate must, in addition to obtaining five (5) credit passes at SSCE (or its equivalent) in relevant subjects including English and Mathematics at not more than two (2) sittings, also:
- hold a General Certificate of Education with pass at ‘A’ level in a minimum of two subjects chosen from a list approved by the Senate from time to time; or
- have credit level pass in Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or Merit pass in National Certificate in Education (NCE) from an approved College or Polytechnic, or
- hold first degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) from an approved University or Polytechnic.
- All candidates would be required to submit to post-UTME screening and must satisfy the special requirements of the College/Department to which admission is being sought. The special departmental requirements for each programme can be seen under the Departmental Requirement Section.
Admission Guidelines for Transfer of (External) Candidates
1. Applicant must have five (5) Ordinary level credits and meet UTME requirements at entry point for Transfer admission.
2. Subjects written at UTME must align with subject combinations requirement for the programme of study of the University.
3. Details of all course code(s), course description should be attached to the candidate’s transcript of academic records for clarification. The Admissions Officer may request for more information about the candidate from the department.
4. Applicant must obtain the DU Admission Form online.
5. Applicant must obtain the Transfer Form on DU website.
6. Transfer candidates must make a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 5.00-point scale or a 3.50 on a 7.00-point scale or a 2.00 on a 4.00-point scale to qualify for consideration. Each case of transfer must be backed up with a letter of evaluation of transcript and declaration of acceptance or rejection from the Head of the Department to which the student is to be received. This goes through the faculties
and should be made available to the Admission Officer for presentation to Central Admissions Committee.
7. A transfer candidate into 300 Level (or above) will be required to spend not less than two academic sessions in the University to be eligible for a degree of the Dominican University. The relevant departments as well as Faculties and the Central Admissions Committee will consider all transfer cases.
8. Candidates expelled from other universities are not acceptable by way of transfer
9. The number of candidates offered admission by transfer shall not exceed 10% of the departmental admission quota in any one year
10. Transcript of academic records of the candidate must be sent directly to the Admissions Office from the institution where they candidate has left.
11. Prospective candidates must pay the application fee attached to the process.
12. The process of transfer shall end at the close of admissions for each session.
13. Three (3) reference letters, one from the candidate’s former University lecturer, one from a member of Clergy, and one from a Justice of Peace (JP) shall be required.
Further, for inter-faculty/intra-faculty transfer and after making modifications, resolved that the provisions should read as follows:
1. Transfer from one faculty programme to another faculty programme may be allowed.
2. Candidates withdrawn on the basis of poor academic standing may be allowed to benefit from such transfer.
3. Transfer from any programme may be allowed, provided the candidate meets all the entry requirements for admission into the new programme.
4. No candidate is allowed to transfer to another programme more than once.
5. Candidates may be allowed to transfer to another programme only in the first semester.
6. Prospective candidates for transfer must pay a fee for the evaluation process.
7. Departments are at liberty to determine the quota of transfer candidates with consideration for available spaces.
8. Transferred courses and grades will be used to calculate the CGPA. Admissions office will always keep the original transcript in students’ files.
9. Transferred candidates are required to pay tuition fee for the new programme from their year of transfer.
10. A student on scholarship who is transferring from one programme to another must secure the written consent of the sponsor that the scholarship will continue.