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Special Visitation Programs

Periodically during the year, Defiance College offers special visitation events. If you are interested in any of the following programs, please call us at 1-800-520-GO DC or 419-783-2359, fill out the RSVP form, or e-mail us at

Visitation Programs
 Open House
 Open House
 Scholarship Day
 Scholarship Day
 Scholarship Day
 Open House
 Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
 Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
 Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
 Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
 Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
 Friday, April 11, 2014
An Individual Visit  - You pick the day and time!

Individual Campus Visit

If you would rather set up your own itinerary, no problem! Call the Admissions Office today and we can arrange for you to meet with an admissions counselor, talk with a faculty member in your major, meet DC's President, take a campus tour, eat lunch in the dining hall, and talk with a coach, if you'd like. You can visit Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and most Saturday mornings during the academic year from 9:00 a.m. until noon

Where you attend college may be one of the most important decisions you will make as an adult. Visiting a college or university is an essential part of your decision. We know you'll find Defiance College community members to be personable, friendly, and willing to help you make that decision.

The best way to get to know Defiance College is to experience it for yourself. Visiting our campus enables you to make your own discoveries and to ask your own questions. A campus visit will help you feel confident, knowing that you made the right choice for your college education. A visit to Defiance College includes a personalized look at our academic programs. Feel what it is like to be part of a college that cares about students. Experience the advantages of small class sizes and a faculty dedicated to individual attention.

Your visit to Defiance College will be thorough. Depending on your preferences, you will have the opportunity to tour the campus, visit with a faculty member in your major, meet with an admissions counselor, and even meet DC's President. And of course, lunch is on us! If you want to visit a class, just ask when you call to make your appointment.

The Admissions Office welcomes visitors Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and most Saturday mornings during the academic year from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Please give us a call at 419-783-2359 or 1-800-520-GO-DC (4632) so we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure an enjoyable visit.

Matt Gehring
Admissions Graduate Assistant
(419) 783-2359
1-800-520-GO DC (4632)
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Open House

Monday, October 14, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Friday, April 11, 2014

Can I participate in athletics? What scholarships are available? Where will I live on campus? Will I get a job after graduation? Is the campus safe? These and many other questions will be answered as you have the chance to learn about all aspects of the Defiance College campus. The College's vision calls for an educational experience of engagement - civic, cultural, and learning - for all students. Learn more about the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, the Carolyn M. Small Honors Program, and the Service Leadership Program.

You'll tour campus and have the opportunity to meet with our faculty and learn about all of our academic programs. And remember ... lunch is on us!

RSVP your visit today!


Scholarship Day Events

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Defiance College rewards deserving academic achievement through a dynamic merit financial aid program. Scholarships are offered to eligible students the first year and are renewed each year according to established renewal requirements. Final scholarships are coordinated with other federal, state, and Defiance College sponsored awards. The Defiance College Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in an amount between $5,000 and $12,000 upon acceptance to the College. Scholarship Day Program awards offer significant additional amounts that will replace the previously awarded Defiance College Scholarship.

Don't pass up this excellent opportunity to be rewarded for all of your hard work! All students who participate will receive a scholarship day program award. Review the criteria for your eligibility to participate in the Scholarship Day events.

Application Criteria/Checklist

  1. A completed application for admission, an official high school transcript, and official ACT or SAT test scores.
    An application form can be mailed to you or it can be submitted online

  2. Participate in the on-campus program on Saturday, December 7, 2013, February 1, 2014, or February 15, 2014.

    • Invitations to the on-campus scholarship program will only be extended to those candidates who are eligible and who have been accepted for admission to Defiance College by November 1, 2013, January 24, 2014, or February 7, 2014, respectively.


Service Leadership Award ($2,000)

New students with a demonstrated record of service in their communities are eligible. The Service Leadership program offers Defiance College students unique and exciting programs to develop leadership skills that will strengthen their individual career interests, and include domestic and international opportunities. For application information, click here. Qualified applicants will be scheduled for an interview with the Director of the McMaster Service Leadership Program.



Defiance College is in the Northwest corner of Ohio at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee Rivers; one hour from Lima and Toledo, Ohio, and Ft. Wayne, Indiana; two hours from Detroit, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio; three-and-a-half hours from Cleveland, Ohio; and four hours from Chicago, Illinois. The city of Defiance has 18,000 residents.

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