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International Students

International Admission

Applying for International Admission

Delta College welcomes applications for International Admissions and is authorized under federal law to admit and enroll non-immigrant alien students. If you meet the admission requirements, Delta College will issue you an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility), which will allow you to apply for a student visa. Depart for the United States only after receiving formal notice of acceptance.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or have successfully completed a course of study equivalent to that of high school level. Applicants are required to submit certified copies of their leaving certificate and certified copies of their courses and grades earned during the last three years of high school.

Procedures For Application

The following must be submitted in order to be considered for admission at least four months preceding the semester you desire to be admitted. All documents must be original and certified copies.

  • The International Student Application, completed in full.
  • Official high school and college/university records, translated into English. World Education Services (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) are examples of companies that provide evaluation of foreign credits for a fee.
  • Official copy of your English language test scores or proof of successful completion of an ESL program (specific requirements are explained below).
  • Financial Verification (details are on the application form).
  • There is currently no application fee to apply to Delta College.

English Language Requirements

An applicant who is from a country where English is not the official language must be proficient in English (speaking, reading and writing). The following proof is required:

  • Minimum score required for admission is 500 on the written version or a minimum of 173 on the computer-based version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • At least 5.0 on the IELTS, a minimum score of 69 on the MELAB, and grade 2A from the STEP-EIKEN program
  • Official Transcripts proving successful completion of an advanced course of English from a licensed English Language Center (ESL program).


All documents such as applications, recommendations, official transcripts, financial statements of support, Affidavits, Certificates of English Proficiency, and medical reports must be in the Admissions Office at least four months preceding the semester you desire to be admitted.

Applying from Home Country

Semester Application  Deadline Semester Begins
Fall May Last week of August
Winter September Second week of January
Spring  January Second week of May


Transferring from USA/Canada Colleges

Semester Application Deadline Semester Begins
Fall Mid July Last week of August
Winter Early December Second week of January
Spring  Early April Second week of May


Other Important Notes

  • Delta College is a community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs. We do not offer baccalaureate or graduate degrees. International students can, however, enroll at Delta College for the first two years of their program, and then apply to transfer to a university to complete a baccalaureate degree.
  • International students are not eligible for federally funded financial aid programs or scholarships.
  • International students are required to maintain full-time enrollment during the academic year. Full-time enrollment is defined as a minimum of 12 credit hours for both Fall & Winter semesters. Spring/Summer semester is optional.
  • Limit your employment to only part-time and on-campus. (Part-time is defined as up to 20 hours per week. Employment is not guaranteed.) Regulations do not allow international students to accept off-campus employment without authorization from the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Tuition for the academic year. Estimated costs for tuition, fees, books & supplies, health insurance and living expenses for the academic year are $21,500.00. This does not include transportation costs. These expenses are subject to change and are adjusted annually.
  • Delta College does not offer on-campus housing. Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangement. Due to the school's rural location, transportation will also be necessary.
  • All international students attending Delta College must be covered by health insurance and must provide proof of such insurance before registering for classes.
  • Most allied health programs have long waiting lists.  Students must consider this upon applying.
  • Download the international application (PDF)

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