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Freshman Students
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We will begin sending new student financial aid packages in early December and continue on a rolling basis.
Current students: view your existing award letter on your myDC Portal.

Are you still accepting applications for admission?
Yes! We are accepting applications with no application fee. You can apply online or through the Common Application.

What if I cannot get my high school transcript sent because my school is closed due to COVID-19?
At this time, we can accept a student copy of a transcript or you can email your four-year cumulative GPA to Full admission to the College will be pending final receipt of your official high school transcript verifying your self-reported GPA.

My ACT and SAT test dates were canceled - what can I do?
We understand some students are unable to take the ACT or SAT this spring. If this is the case, you can apply as test-optional for fall 2020 unless you plan to pursue nursing or education. Contact your admissions counselor for details.

I want to visit your campus - how can I do this?
Visit this page to for more information and to schedule a visit.

Will a virtual visit still let me be eligible for the $1,000 DC Visit Grant?
Yes! After we "see" you at your virtual visit and you are accepted to the College, you will have the $1,000 Visit Grant added to your financial aid award letter.

I signed up for a football overnight and it got canceled - what can I do?
The football team has developed a virtual visit program. Contact Chris Shank at for more information about the program.

I have questions about filing the FAFSA - can you help?
Yes, our financial aid staff are accepting virtual appointments via Google Meet, Skype, or FaceTime to walk you through the process. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 419-783-2364.

I do not understand my financial aid award - can you help me?
Yes, our financial aid staff are available for any questions you have. You can call them or schedule a virtual meeting at the contact information listed above.

Will Defiance College still have orientation?
Yes! Register online here.

Will Defiance College provide housing this fall?
We are currently expecting to have on-campus housing in the fall.

How do I apply for housing?
You will receive an email from the Office of Admissions with a link to a housing survey in the coming months. Once you complete the survey, your housing process will begin.

When will housing assignments go out so I can contact my roommate?
Housing assignments will be available on myDC on July 15.

Who do I contact for questions about housing?
You can contact the Office of Residence Life at

If you have any additional questions about Defiance College, please contact the Office of Admissions at 419-783-2359 or Thank you, and we hope to see you on campus this fall!


  • 96.8% of graduates place in grad programs or careers 6 months after graduation
  • 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 15 students = average class size
  • Alumni: over 11,000 alumni are changing the world at companies like Apple, Thrivent, Edward Jones, Ford, Mercy Medical, Intel, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Johns Manville, and Tesla.
  • Service: 25,000 hours of service have been completed by students, faculty, and staff locally and globally.

Defiance College admits students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.