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Universidad Domínico-Americana

We are the university of the Instituto Cultural Domínico-Americano (ICDA), established as an Institution of Higher Learning by means of Executive Decree Number 389-01 issued on March 20th, 2001.


1. University Class Schedules

Degree: Classes are held daily Monday to Friday from 6 to 10 PM.  Some subjects  are also offered on Saturday.
*In ESL: classes are held Friday evening and Saturdays
* Finance and Marketing: Held once a week, 1 module per month.

2. How are programs structured?

  • We offer three terms per year. (January- April, May-August and September-December)
  • All of our careers have 11 terms and a 31/2 years length for the Bachelors Degree or 2 years for the Associate.

Careers Offered

Associate / Bachelors:

  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Hotel and Tourism Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Specialization in ESL
  • Specialization in marketing and finances

4. Are classes held in english?

The only career taught in English is Education (except for the first 2 terms – held mostly in Spanish). Starting on the 6th term, the study plan of all other careers include English as a subject

5. Do i need to know english to study at UNICDA?

If you plan to study Education English is a must; since it is taught mostly in this language.
For all other careers we do recommend that you study English in parallel since you’ll require at least a level 6 by the 6th term, to be able to graduate in accordance with your study plan.

6. I studied english at ICDA; would you validate it?

If by the time you reach 6th term you’ve finished your English courses or you have your certificate with an issue date with less than a year, we can validate it.

7. Is UNICDA a recognized university?

  • Yes, we are authorized to offer or services under Presidential Act No. 389-01, march 20th 2001.

8. About theAdmissions exam…

  • All new students must take an Admissions Test in Math and Spanish.  The exam costs RD$1,500
  • Students interested in studying Education must also take an English Proficiency test before taking the Admissions test. Total cost for the 3 exams RD$2,000
  • Foreign students must take a FREE Spanish proficiency test at the School of language.  To apply at UNICDA students must have at least a Level 4.
  • The Admissions test is held on Friday afternoon at 3:00 PM. The English and Spanish proficiency tests are administered by appointment.

9. I heard about and agreement between UNICDA and ITLA?

Both institutions have signed an agreement in which students that finished their studies in Software and Networks may transfer a considerable amount of credits to our University, and this way obtaining their Bachelors Degree in IT in little over 2 years.

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