International Admissions

Most international students come from their home countries to the College on the F-1 student visa. International students also include non immigrant visa holders (such as au pairs on a J visa) who have applied for a change of status to F-1 within the United States.

Those who wish to become international students at the College must take the following steps to be admitted and to receive the Collegeā€™s Immigration Form I-20:

  • Complete and mail your application with a non-refundable $25 (USD) application fee to Delaware County Community College, Office of Admission, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063 USA.
  • Submit proof of high school/secondary school completion. Effective Spring 2015, all high school transcripts must be evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved accrediting agency: www.naces.org.
  • Submit an official bank statement confirmation that funds are available to cover the cost of at least the first year's estimated tuition, fees and living expenses.
  • Submit your application by July 15 for the fall semester; November 15 for the spring semester; and April 15 for the summer ESL semester.
  • Students who will be under the age of 18 at the time of enrollment must submit a Medical Release form with their application for admission. Acceptances will not be issued until this form is received.
  • Students who wish to transfer from another U.S. college or university into Delaware County Community College must submit the International Student (F-1) Transfer Request.

International Admission

Transferring Credit

Students who have attended another United States college or university and received college-level credits may be able to transfer credits into Delaware County Community College. 

Students who have attended a college or university outside of the United States may be able to transfer their credits into Delaware County Community College. To do so, students should have their official, English-translated transcripts evaluated by any member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) and have the evaluations sent to:

Records Office 
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Road 
Media, PA USA 19063-1094

Please Note

Among other regulations, international students must study full time during fall and spring semesters.

Delaware County Community College does not require or accept TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or any other English proficiency test scores. A placement test will be given to all incoming international students. Test results determine whether students must take English as a Second Language, developmental, or academic English language classes. Students will be placed into the appropriate classes.

Financial aid and payment plans are not available for international students.