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International Students

We welcome students from around the world!
Our campus is just 17 miles north of New York City, giving you ready access to outstanding internships, clinical opportunities and all the Big Apple has to offer!

How to Apply

Please complete our online application.  International students are required to submit official transcripts from secondary schools, colleges, and/or universities in English.

Freshman Applicants

If you have attended high school(s) outside of the United States:

Any transcript(s) sent in for review must be in English in order to be accepted.  Applicants from countries whose official language is English or have been instructed in English may apply to the College as a test optional student.  If your high school instruction was in English, you must provide a letter from your high school(s) stating such.  All other students must submit one of the following in order to complete their application for review:

Test TypeMinimum Score Required for Admission
TOEFLInternet Based: 80
Computer Based: 213
Paper Based: 550
IELTSBand Score: 6.5
DuolingoOverall Score: 105
PTEOverall Score: 53
SATEvidence Based Reading and Writing: 500
ACTEnglish Section: 19

Graduate and Transfer Applicants

If you have attended an institution outside of the United States:

If you have completed, or are completing, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees at institutions outside of the United States that are not regionally accredited institutions as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, you are required to submit a course-by-course translation and evaluation. Dominican College will accept evaluations from any foreign transcript evaluator below:

These organizations provide several types of evaluations. Please select the "course-by-course evaluation" option to ensure your evaluation meets our requirements for admission review. If you wish to use a different evaluating service, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@dc.edu to determine what is accepted.

Please note this does not pertain to:

  • Freshman Applicants
  • Students from the United States spending a semester or year abroad, often referred to as "study abroad."

International Graduate and Transfer applications are not considered complete without a course-by-course evaluation. The determination of degree equivalency to a U.S. degree is at the discretion of the College.

Once your file is complete, we will process and review your file for an admissions decision.

Please contact us at (845) 848-7901 or admissions@dc.edu with questions regarding your application.

Checklist for International Students


Submit and complete your application

  • Complete an online application. Dominican College offers rolling admission, so there is no hard deadline to submit your application. However, we strongly encourage students to complete their application by June 1st to ensure sufficient time to obtain a visa. The fall semester begins in August, and the spring semester begins in January.
  • Send your materials:
  • Freshmen: Send your transcript, test scores, and/or proof of English class instruction by email, mail, or fax.
  • Graduate/Transfer:  Send your transcript via the evaluation service of your choice (please see options above)


Send in the documents verifying source of funds for financial support

  • Application for Transfer I-20 Form
  • Application for Freshman I-20 Form
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Transfer Verification Form (for Graduate and Transfer students only)
  • Bank Statements (less than 30 days old) verifying funds in USD
  • Scholarship from outside source: Official scholarship letter must contain name of applicant, the amount for each year of study and the duration of award.
  • Government or Employer: Official letter indicating amount of support and containing name of applicant, the amount for each year of study and the duration of award.
  • Loans: Official letter from credit institution indicating approval of loan and amount approved.
  • All documents can be emailed to emma.fortunato@dc.edu for review.

Apply for Your I-20 Student Visa

If you are accepted by Dominican College, you will be enrolled in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). You must pay the SEVIS I-901 Fee. We will provide you with a Form I-20 to present to the consular officer when you attend your visa interview. Visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) website to learn more about SEVIS and the SEVIS I-901 Fee.

What is the Form I-20?
The Form I-20 is issued from the college or university an international student is planning to attend to allow applications for an F-1 visa.  The F-1 visa is granted from the student’s consulate for travel to and study in the United States.  Dominican College issues the I-20 with the understanding that the student is enrolled full-time with the ability to fund their education.

Submit your Enrollment Deposit

A $500 resident deposit is required to reserve your seat in the class as well as in the Residence Halls. Deposits can be paid by credit, check, or money order and cannot be covered by scholarships or loans.  If you would like to submit your deposit online, you can do so at https://www.dc.edu/deposit. Please note that the deposit is refundable before May 1st.

Getting to Your Home Away from Home

Dominican College recognizes that family members may be traveling with international students.  Listed below are some trusted methods of transportations from airports and accommodations near the College:

Transportation

Go Airlink NYC

Contact Tappan Taxi at 845-359-5555

Dominican College does not provide transportation to campus.  Students and families must make their own accommodations.

Hotels (Orangeburg, NY)

Residence Inn by Marriot

Holiday Inn


Cost of Attendance 

 UndergraduateGraduate
Tuition$29,860$28,539
Room & Board$13,750$14,000
Fees (including insurance) & Books$5,450$5,450
Total$49,060$47,989