International Student Admissions

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

If you need help:

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.


The international student services offices are committed to providing quality support and advising services. We are available to provide essential services and information remotely to F-1 and English language learning students.

Current Students

If you would like to schedule a virtual appointment with an advisor or DSO, please contact your campus international student service office or multicultural center to assist you with the appropriate links for a virtual advising session.

New Students

If you are an F-1 international student, you must apply at the campus you wish to attend along with submitting an online interest form.

Select the campus of your choice when applying.

Students who are not F-1 international students and wish to take ESOL classes, please contact Admissions for more information. After you apply, our office can 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 College

When you apply to Dallas College, you will need to provide the following documents to complete your application process. All documents must be received before your application is considered complete. Please also indicate which campus you plan to attend.

  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of good immigration standing from previous school, if applicable
  • Transcripts from all previous schools. First-time college students need to provide high school transcript or HSE/GED.
  • Evidence of financial support
  • Proof of meningitis immunization if under age 22
  • Poof of TB test
  • Copies of all I-20s
  • I-94
  • Passport and visa

Application Deadlines

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

Step 2: Pre-Advising

Once you receive an official acceptance, an international student enrollment representative will provide you with information about setting up an eConnect account, downloading the Navigate app and other pre-admission requirements, including how to select a guided pathway and complete a Choices 360 career assessment.

Step 3: Assessment Requirements

Before registering for your first credit course, you must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). This includes a pre-assessment activity and assessment testing. Scores or exemptions will determine the level at which you start college coursework. An international student enrollment representative will help you determine your TSI status.

Step 4: F-1 Information Session

All international students are required to attend an F-1 information session through the international student services office or multicultural office. During your information session, you will learn about the registration process, campus resources and the many ways we can help you succeed at Dallas College.

All new-to-college students (who have less than 15 credits) are required to attend New Student Orientation.

Step 5: Registering for Classes

Once you have completed the application, advising and orientation processes, you may register for the coming semester. An international student enrollment representative 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 designated school official (DSO) will review your student record for full-time enrollment and provide your continued attendance form I-20.