International Student Admissions

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Success coaches (advisors) will be available for walk-in and virtual drop-in meetings.


Please call 972-669-6400 or email the International Student Services/Multicultural Center at the location of your choice for assistance.

You can also schedule an appointment to meet with someone in the International Student Services/Multicultural Center.

 

International Student Admissions and Compliance is committed to providing quality F-1 student immigration support and services. We are available to provide essential services and information in person and remotely to F-1 students.

Current Students

A designated school officer (DSO) is available to assist you with your F-1 immigration needs on each campus. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a DSO, please visit the Admissions Office on your campus or email international@dcccd.edu.​

New Students

If you are on an F-1 visa or attempting to attain an F-1 visa and you are interested in learning more about F-1 international student admissions, please submit an online interest form.​​​​

 
 

If you are ready to apply, please follow the steps below.

Students who are not F-1 international students and wish to take ESL or ESOL classes, please contact Admissions for more information. After you apply, a success coach (advisor) will assist you with enrolling in classes.

Below are the steps of enrollment for F-1 international students as you prepare to enroll at Dallas College.

Step 1: Apply for a Dallas College Student ID Number

Please complete the college application for Dallas College on applytexas.org. Completing this application will provide you with a student ID number for Dallas College to be used in Step 2. After you complete the application on ApplyTexas, you will receive a welcome letter by email. This is not proof of admission for F-1 students. Students should not use this letter to obtain a visa or transfer your SEVIS record. You will need to complete Step 2 to receive an official admission and I-20 to Dallas College.

Application Deadlines

SemesterNew F-1 Student (Need an F-1 visa)Transfer F-1 Students (Have an F-1 Visa)
Fall
(August to December)
June 1July 1
Spring
(January to May)
Oct. 1Dec. 1
Summer
(June and July)
March 1April 1

Step 2: Submit Documents to Apply for International Admission

After receiving your 7-digit Dallas College student ID number, please collect the required documents listed below. You will receive an email with instructions on where to upload the documents online. Documents must be clear, flat scans with no portions cut off or obstructed and in PDF format.

For new students outside of the United States:

  • Copy of biographical page of your passport
  • Bank letter or statement showing a minimum of $21,000 USD. Funds should be converted into U.S. currency and letters or statements should be translated into English by a professional translator. Please add an additional $5,000 USD for each dependent.
  • Affidavit of financial support
  • For dependents, please also upload copies of the biographical page of their passport and official proof of relationship.

For transfer students attending a school inside of the United States

  • Copy of biographical page of your passport
  • Bank letter or statement showing a minimum of $21,000 USD, translated into English with U.S. currency by a professional translator. Please add an additional $5,000 for each dependent.
  • Affidavit of financial support
  • Transfer eligibility form
  • Copy of your I-94
  • Copy of visa page in passport
  • Unofficial transcripts from all schools attended inside the United States
  • Copies of all I-20s (first and second pages)
  • For dependents, please also upload copies of the biographical page of their passport, F-2 visa, I-20s, I-94s and official proof of relationship.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Prior to enrollment, students will also be required to submit the following upon arrival:

  • Proof of meningitis vaccination if under the age of 22​ (This can be done in your home country.)
  • Tuberculosis test results (This must be done in the U.S.)
  • Copies of F-1 visa and I-94 (For new/initial students only)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended inside the U.S. (For transfer students only)

Step 3: Assessment Requirements

Applicants will be assessed for English proficiency prior to issuance of an I-20 or a letter of acceptance. Once a completed application has been submitted, a DSO will contact you with further details on testing and policy for either the English language program or the college level program.

Step 4: Acceptance Letter and I-20

After you complete Steps 1-3, a DSO will review your application to verify all documents are received and you meet the qualifications for admission.

If you are a new student from outside the United States, a DSO will provide you an official acceptance letter signed by the DSO and an initial I-20 that you can use for your visa appointment.

If you are a transfer student attending a school from inside the United States, a DSO will provide you an official acceptance letter signed by the DSO that you may submit to your current school to release your SEVIS record to Dallas College.

Step 5: Registering for Classes

After your official acceptance, all international students are required to attend an F-1 information session. During your information session, you will learn about your responsibilities to maintain your status and the many ways we can help you succeed at Dallas College.

You may also register for the coming semester. You will be connected with a success coach (advisor) who will provide you more details on how to register.

Step 6: Paying for Classes

Find out when to pay and where to pay.

Once you have paid for your classes or set up a payment plan, your success coach will review your student record for full-time enrollment and your DSO will provide your continued attendance form I-20.