"My first experience with the College was the summer of 2006 when I registered for TOEFL preparation non-credit classes. I fell in love with the campus and applied for spring 2007. My instructors are great; most of them helped me a lot with my English. The advisers in the International Office are extremely patient. I made a lot of friends and I look forward to many more."
Mariya from Bulgaria, Psychology
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 College’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.
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:
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA USA 19063-1094
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.