Application for admission should be made well in advance of the semester a student wishes to enter Dordt. Admission for all freshman students is determined by the Office of Admissions after the application, fee, transcript(s) and ACT or SAT scores have been received.
- Complete the application for admission. Application is FREE for all full-time freshman applicants.
- Statement of Faith
As part of the application, students are required to agree to the following statement of faith:
Dordt University confesses that the Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. Scripture and creation reveal a sovereign God. All things are under his control and find their goal and purpose in his glory. The creation is his kingdom. God created us in his image and gave us the task of cultivating creation, to develop its potential and take good care of it. Man’s disobedience corrupted all creation, creating division and strife, misery, and death. But God, with his word of grace, reclaimed his world through the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. Even though the effects of the fall will continue until he returns, Christ has rescued the creation from the curse of sin, and he reigns as king over all. He summons those he has redeemed to work for his kingdom everywhere. Dordt University cultivates an environment that promotes spiritual development and the welfare of its students. Dordt University welcomes men and women who are committed to biblical Christian principles. The faculty and students at Dordt University make up a Christian community seeking to speak the truth in love as brothers and sisters in the Lord. Christ calls both faculty and students to encourage one another to lives of faithful obedience to him. It is expected that students will strive to obey the Lord’s teaching in every area of their lives, on and off campus. Students who do not share this Christian commitment may not be in a position to appreciate Dordt’s educational experience. Students who come to Dordt should be fully prepared to abide by Christian standards and the policies of the college as expressed in the student handbook and catalog.
- Have an official high school transcript of grades 9-11 sent to Dordt. See the Transcript Request Form.
- Have your ACT/SAT/CLT score reports sent to Dordt, or indicate Test-Optional when applying:
- Complete Dordt Scholarship forms by December 1.
They will be available to print from Dordt's website. Be sure to contact the Coordinator for Scholarships and Grants or your admissions counselor to see which forms you should fill out.
- Financial aid forms to be filed after October 1:
- U.S. Students
If you are a U.S. citizen, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form can be obtained from your high school counselor or from the Dordt financial aid office (click here to request a form) and may be submitted after the first of October. Students who wish to apply online should go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. Remember after applying online you and your parents must sign the form either by submitting a hardcopy signature or signing the form electronically. This form must be submitted before April 1.
The Dordt Federal ID is #001859.
- Canadian Students
If you are a Canadian citizen, you must complete the Dordt Canadian Financial Aid Form. This form should be printed, completed and returned directly to the financial aid office by April 1 to be included in the first round of awards. Canadian students who wish to work must also complete the Student Employment Application Form. This form should be completed by April 1.
Be sure to double-check the Admissions/Financial Aid timeline to make sure everything is done on time.