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International Students

The mission of Dodge City Community College is to provide challenging and diverse opportunities for the pursuit of learning and to enhance personal and community development in a responsible, accessible, learner-centered environment.  We encourage international students to attend to provide an enriching environment.

International students who wish to attend must follow procedures outlined in this section in order to meet admission requirements. DCCC has been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice as a school for nonimmigrant students.

International students are advised that the college does not provide special language training, and employment opportunities are limited. Only the official score report from TOEFL will be accepted. A minimum score of 500 is required for attendance.  A minimum score of 61 on the iBT and a minimum score of 173 on the CB.   The regular student application for admission is required.

International students must be prepared to supply the following information and meet the following requirements:

The time needed to complete the admissions process varies from country to country due to embassy policies and mailing times. Therefore, DCCC recommends that a completed application, non-refundable application fee of $100, and all required documents listed below be on file by the following dates:

Fall Semester (August): July 1
Spring Semester (January): November 1
Summer Session (June): April 1 

Before a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be issued, the following items must be on file at DCCC:

  1. Admissions Application:  International students must make written application and a $100 non-refundable fee must be paid and on file for the prior to the planned semester enrollment.  You can print the application form off of the website.
  2. Proof of English Proficiency: DCCC requires a minimum 500 paper/173 computer based, and 61 internet based TOEFL score. 
  3. Proof of Graduation: Proof of graduation from an accredited high school or the equivalent, or a transcript of credit from another accredited institution of secondary level or above.  The transcript must have a graduation date on it.

    Proof of graduation from an accredited secondary school or the equivalent. Transcripts of credit from the secondary school and any colleges/universities attended are to be sent, by the student’s school(s), directly to the Admissions Office. (Non-English Language transcripts must include certified English translations, see Foreign Credential Evaluation Process below.)

    Foreign Credential Evaluation Process

    All potential DCCC students with foreign academic documentation will need to have that documentation evaluated by World Education Services (WES).  Students with foreign academic documents need to order course-by-course evaluations by WES.  WES will verify institutional accreditation status and complete a course-by-course evaluation containing the following: a description of credentials, including name, year awarded, name of institution attended, and major of field of study.  It also provides the US equivalent for each credential and lists all post-secondary subjects with their corresponding value expressed in the terms of US semester credit and grade equivalents.

    Those interested can order a WES evaluation/transcript at  The WES website explains exactly what the student must provide and how much the student will be charged.

  4. Personal Health History and Immunization Record: Applicants must provide a copy of their immunization records.
  5. TB Skin Test:  All international students will be required to have a TB skin test upon arrival in US, at a cost of approximately $20.00 U.S. BEFORE ENROLLING IN CLASSES!
  6. Contract of Living Arrangement: A housing contract and $150 deposit on file with DCCC Residence Halls.
  7. Paid on Account:  Applicant must have on account with DCCC funds for housing for the first, full academic year.  A deposit of $6,000 needs to be paid on your DCCC account before the I-20 will be issued ($3,000 will be applied for fall housing, $3,000 will be applied to spring housing).  Any remaining charges each semester that are not paid at registration will be set up on a monthly payment plan.  
  8. Bank Statements: Dated within 6 months of start of semester showing $12,000 to cover the following year.
  9. Proof Of Health Insurance:  International students must provide for their own health insurance coverage. The student may purchase coverage in his/her home country and carry evidence of coverage applicable in the U.S.

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Director of Admissions
Dodge City Community College
2501 N 14th
Dodge City, KS  67801

Before applying for an F-1 visa at the US Embassy, an I-901 application must be completed and the $200 fee must be paid. Information regarding this new governmental policy can be found at the following web address:

  • A properly executed I-20 form will be issued by the college and mailed to the international student in his/her home country upon completion of the above. The I-20, signed by a college official, is required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the student to enter the United States. Students who leave the U.S. for holidays must have their I-20 forms properly endorsed by a college official before they leave the U.S. in order to assure their re-entry into the country to attend DCCC. . 
  • International students must provide for their own health insurance coverage. The student may purchase coverage in his/her home country and carry evidence of coverage applicable in the U.S.
  • Upon arriving in the U.S, students must provide a negative TB skin test or x-ray.  Test must be taken inside the USA and is required before enrollment in classes at DCCC.