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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. Please contact us at (845) 848-7901, or e-mail International students are required to submit official transcripts from secondary schools, colleges, and universities in English.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must submit the following documents:

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

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

Checklist for International Students

Submit and complete your application

  • Complete an online application. Dominican College is rolling admissions 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 transcript through email, mail, or fax, so it can be evaluated by the Admissions Counselor.
  • Send your TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, or ACT scores through email, mail or fax so it can be evaluated by the Admissions Counselor.
  • Your Admissions decision will be processed in a timely manner

Send in the documents verifying source of funds for financial support

  • Application for I-20 Form
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Bank Verification and a bank statement verifying funds
  • 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

Apply for Your I-20 Student Visa

When 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 I-20 Form?
The I-20 form 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 educ.

Submit your Enrollment Deposit

A $500 resident deposit is required to hold your spot. Deposits can be paid by cash, credit, check, or money order and cannot be covered by scholarships or loans. 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:


Go Airlink NYC

Contact Tappan Taxi at 845-359-5555

Hotels (Orangeburg, NY)

Residence Inn by Marriot

Holiday Inn

Cost of Attendance 

Room & Board$13,750$14,000
Fees (including insurance) & Books$5,450$5,450