First-Time International Students


Fall Semester (August-December) Deadline before July 1st

Spring Semester (January-May) Deadline before October 1st

Steps for Admission


Step 1:  Apply to the college

Applicants must fully complete and sign the Delgado Community College admissions application.  

F-1 students are eligible to apply for associate degree programs only. M-1 visa ap=licants are eligible to apply for certificate programs only.  Contact the DCC International Student Office for additional questions regarding program choice. 

Step 2: Complete International Application Online

Are you seeking a SEVIS I-20? Please complete our Supplemental International Application For Admissions

You will need the following to complete the International Application For Admissions

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Completed immunization compliance form
  3. Bank letter and bank statements verifying $20,300 in U.S. funds
  4. Notarized statement of financial support
  5. Foreign transcript(s) evaluation (optional)
  6. For a list of of transcript evaluation agencies, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services website.

    **For high school diplomas and transcripts (mark sheets) only, please request a general equivalency.
    **Students with university transcripts (mark sheets), please complete all three steps below:
    • Course by course evaluation report from a NACES agency.
    • Official college transcript(mark sheets) from an accredited college or university to show semester and term courses were taken.
    • All course descriptions and/or syllabus a student is requesting transfer credits.
  7. Copy of passport
  8. Read the statement of understanding, then sign, date, and submit.

Please request duplicates. You may need to provide evidence of sponsorship to embassy officials. Please check with your embassy website.

These documents must be completed before you can receive an SEVIS I-20.

**To view the cost of your studies, please click here:  Delgado Community College Tuition and Fee Chart

Only clear and readable copies will be accepted.

For information please contact our International Student Office: or 


Next Steps

Step 3: Await Acceptance Notification

You will be notified regarding your International admission status. A Certificate of Eligibility (SEVIS Form I-20) will accompany your acceptance letter.

Step 4: Pay SEVIS I901 Fee

Once the SEVIS Form I-20 is issued, The Student Exchange Visitor Program requires a fee of $350.00 (U.S. Dollars). Students must receive the I-20 form before paying this fee.  Learn more about the SEVIS I-901 fee.

Step 5: Obtain Your F-1 Visa

The Certificate of Eligibility (SEVIS Form I-20), acceptance letter, passport, and I-901 SEVIS fee receipt are used to obtain a Visa (F-1) at a U. S. consulate nearest to you. Learn more about F-1 visas.

Step 6: Schedule English Language Proficiency Assessment

The Delgado English Language Proficiency Assessment is required of international students whose native language is not English. Learn more about this assessment.

The ESL placement test is offered at the City Park Campus only. There is no online option.

Step 7: Review Helpful Tips Before Traveling

Planning your arrival is important! Get help with this process by visiting the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

Step 8: Obtain Housing

Delgado Community College does not provide dormitories. You will be responsible for obtaining your own housing accommodations.

Step 9: Attend International Student Orientation

All F-1/M-1 students attending Delgado Community College as first-time freshmen will be required to attend the International Student Orientation. The orientation will be conducted during the first week of classes each semester.

The orientation is designed to assist our new international students in making the transition to the United States and to their new life at Delgado Community College smooth. Furthermore, we want to assist in helping to acquaint you with the college and the services it provides, and make you aware of the policies and procedures that govern your status as an international student attending a college on a student visa.

The International Student Advisor Ana Wilson ( will notify you of the date and location of the orientation.