"DCCC has so much to offer to students. The friendly staff, experienced professors, helpful tutoring center, resourceful library, advanced technology center and amazing campus life office make this college the best school in the area. The location of DCCC makes it convenient for students to move around. The public transportation allows students to travel to the city of Philadelphia very easily, not to mention going to New York, New Jersey and Washington D.C."
Kimsiv from Cambodia, Computer Science
How to Apply
Step 1: Submit the Online Application
Please upload the following documents with your application, in order to be admitted to the College:
- Completed, notarized Affidavit of Support (can be found within the online application)
- Copy of personal bank statement confirming a minimum of $29,952 USD is available to cover the cost of the first academic year’s estimated tuition, fees, and living expenses
- Copy and certified translation in English of high school/secondary school diploma/certificate of graduation (do not send original high school transcripts or diplomas to the College)
- Copy of passport photo ID page
- If transferring from another U.S. school: International Student (F-1) Transfer Request Form
- If under the age of 18 at the time of enrollment: Medical Release Form
- If requesting a Change of Visa Status: copy of most recent I-94 & copy of current visa
The College reserves the right to request an official evaluation report for educational credentials or original copies of documents, if needed, for verification. Documents submitted become the property of the College and will not be returned to the applicant, so please make personal copies of the documents before submitting.
|Term||Application Open Date||Overseas Application Deadline||Transfer Application Deadline||Term Start Date|
|March 1||July 1||August 15||Mid-August|
|July 1||November 1||January 1||Early January|
|November 1||April 1||May 15||Mid-May|
While it is preferred that you upload all of your application documents at the same time, you must begin the process of submitting your documents before the deadline in order for your application to be considered for that semester. We do not recommend that you wait until the deadline to begin the process to apply; you should start the process to apply as soon as you have made your decision to attend the College. Please keep in mind that visa processing in some countries can take six to nine months.
Step 2: Complete the Placement Test
Schedule a remote testing session to determine your course placement by contacting the testing center at email@example.com or call +1 610-325-2776. The testing center will provide you with instructions on completing the remote test. Please inform the testing center which country you plan to test from. Please see qualifying scores below. Scores can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A TOEFL iBT score of 80+, TOEFL PBT score of 550+, or IELTS score of 6.5+ will qualify you to take the English placement test (and not the ESL placement test.)
- An SAT Reading score of 500 or ACT Reading score of 18+ qualifies students to register for English Composition I (ENG 100).
- An SAT Math score of 530+ or ACT Math score of 20+ qualifies students to register for Math classes at the appropriate level.
TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and ACT scores are not required for admission. After applying, students will be invited and instructed to sit for the placement exam. Testing will ensure students are placed in the appropriate levels of English and Math classes. To get more information about the placement test, visit accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students.
Although they are not required for admission, if you do have test scores, they may be used for placement purposes. Scores must be current within five years.
Step 3: Register for Courses
After completing the placement test, please contact Career & Counseling for advising support and to register for classes. Call +1 610-359-5324 or visit dccc.edu/dropin to schedule an advising appointment in-person at any of our campuses or virtually via Zoom. Appointments are recommended to avoid long wait times. The Form I-20 will not be issued until course registration is complete.
Final Step: Receive I-20
International Student Services will issue the Form I-20 and the applicant will begin the visa process.
Full-Time Enrollment Requirement
Among other regulations, F-1 international students must study full time during fall and spring semesters. Students must enroll in and remain enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits (with no more than 3 credits of online courses) in order to be considered full time. Students are not required to study full-time during the summer semester, however if Summer ESL is their first semester, the student must be enrolled full-time. Most international students enroll in 12-15 credits per semester, and most associate degrees require ~60-65 credits to complete.
International students will be required to register for ALL classes in-person or at least 9 credits in-person and 3 or more credits online. If a student registers for a hybrid course, the class must meet in-person at least two days a week for the class to be considered in-person.
The College automatically enrolls international students in a health insurance plan. International students must accept this insurance. No waivers can be made. The College implements this policy to best and most efficiently safeguard students’ health needs. Students may wish to obtain their own supplemental insurance to increase their maximum total coverage. The required insurance will be added to the student's account, after the completion of orientation. It will take 10-14 days to reflect on your student account.
*Cost is subject to change each academic year
Approved Programs of Study for F-1 Visa Seekers/Holders
College and University Transfer Programs (AA, AFA, AS Degrees)
Administration of Justice, Associate in Arts (AADJ)
Business Administration - General Business, Associate in Science (BUAD)
Communication Arts - Communication Studies Option, Associate in Arts (COMM)
Communication Arts - Journalism Option, Associate in Arts (JOUR)
Communication Arts - Theatre Option, Associate in Arts (THEA)
Early Childhood Education, Associate in Arts (ECED)
Education, Associate in Arts (EDUC)
Engineering, Associate in Science (EGR)
English, Associate in Arts (ENG)
Global Studies, Associate in Arts (GLOS)
Graphic Design, Associate in Fine Arts (GRA)
History, Associate in Arts (HIS)
Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts (LA)
Mathematics/Natural Science, Associate in Science (MNS)
Photography, Associate in Fine Arts (PHO)
Psychology, Associate in Science (PSY)
Science for Health Professions, Associate in Science (HSCI)
Social Work, Associate in Arts (SWO)
Sociology, Associate in Science (SOC)
Studio Arts, Associate in Fine Arts (STU)
Accounting, Associate in Applied Science (ACCT)
Advanced Technology, Associate in Applied Science (ADVT)
Culinary Arts, Associate in Applied Science (CUL)
Computer Science, Associate in Science (CIS)
Emergency Management and Planning, Associate in Applied Science (EMER)
General Business, Associate in Applied Science (BGEN)
Health Care Management, Associate in Applied Science (AHM)
Health Studies, Associate in Applied Science (HSTU)
Health Studies - Pre-Nursing Option, Associate in Applied Science (HSTN)
Hotel and Restaurant Management, Associate in Applied Science (HRM)
Information Technology, Computer Programming, Associate in Applied Science (DPRP)
Information Technology, Game Development, Associate in Applied Science (ITGD)
Information Technology, Interactive Multimedia, Associate in Applied Science (IMM)
Information Technology, Network Engineering, Associate in Applied Science (DPRN)
Information Technology, Web Development, Associate in Applied Science (ITWD)
Machine Tool Technology, Associate in Applied Science (MTT)
Medical Assistant, Associate in Applied Science (MED)
Medical Coding and Billing, Associate in Applied Science (MCBA)
Paralegal Studies, Associate in Applied Science (PLG)
Express Mail Option for I-20s
Students can choose to have their I-20 prepared for pick-up by a U.S. contact or sent by express mail. Students should create an account through study.eshipglobal.com and pay a discounted rate for express mail service to any U.S. or international address (choose “Receive Documents from University” and select “Delaware County Community College” in Pennsylvania “Office of Admissions”)
Transferring Credit to the College
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 course-by-course by any member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) and emailed to email@example.com or sent to the following address:
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063-1094 USA
Official transcripts and evaluations of transcripts cannot be sent by students. These documents must be sent directly from the school or evaluation agency that produced them.
Paying for Your Education
Please see our current international student cost estimate for more details on tuition, fees, and other expenses. Financial aid is not available for international students. However, the College costs less than most four-year universities and colleges, and during the fall and spring semesters some international students work on campus to earn spending money. In addition, Delaware County Community College's Education Foundation awards approximately $625,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholarship has its own criteria for eligibility established by the donors, and many scholarships are open to international students.
International Student Cost Estimate
|Minimum Cost Estimate||Per Semester||Per Academic Year (fall and spring semesters)|
|* Tuition and Fees (12 credits per semester)||$6,396||$12,792|
|Books & Supplies||$1,250||$2,500|
|Cost Estimate Per Credit||Tuition & Fees Only|
* Estimates are valid for the 2023-2024 academic year
**This required minimum amount reflects the estimated cost of attendance for one year. Total must be reflected in a personal checking or savings account.
Deferral of Attendance
If the student is not able to attend the semester for which the initial I-20 was issued, please contact International Admissions.