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Dillard University welcomes international applicants from countries outside the United States. An applicant who is not a citizen of the United States or who does not possess a permanent residential visa is considered an international applicant.

In addition to the general requirements for admission, international applicants must:

   1. Present evidence of the ability to speak, write, and adequately understand the English language. Applicants from countries where English is not the native language must submit an acceptable score of 550 or above (213 Computer-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants who are unable to obtain a TOEFL bulletin and registration form locally should write to TOEFL, Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.

   2. Submit the results of American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

   3. If your academic credentials are from an institution outside of the United States, you are required to provide a World Education Services, Inc. (WES) course-by-course evaluation of all post-secondary credentials. It is your responsibility to provide the necessary paperwork and payment to WES, and to request a copy of the report be sent to the Office of Enrollment Management at Dillard University. We must receive the completed WES report by the appropriate admission deadline. The evaluation copy provided to Dillard University becomes an official academic record document and the sole property of the university upon receipt. WES will complete and mail your evaluation within 10 business days from the day all documents are received. For an extra charge they will provide rush services for same-day and three-day evaluations. Forms for evaluation by WES may be downloaded from the WES website at You may also request an application from WES by e-mail, or you can call, fax or write to WES.

   4. Applicants from Canada and the Caribbean Islands are exempt from this requirement and may submit transcripts and CXC results (if applicable) directly to the Office of Admissions

   5. Students who have taken the Oxford/Cambridge Advanced Level Examinations and have attained passing grades (A–C) may be eligible for college credit in equivalent courses in certain subject areas as determined by the dean of the academic area

   6. Submit proof of financial capability by having a sponsor who will accept full financial responsibility for the duration enrollment and by depositing with the university a sum that is equal to tuition, room and board for one school year.

The I-20 Immigration Form will not be issued until the applicant has been admitted and has submitted a notarized statement of sponsorship indicating how fees will be paid to Dillard University.

It is advisable for all international applicants to apply well in advance of the expected term of enrollment to facilitate the processing of records and the issuance of the I-20 Immigration Form. In compliance with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, all international applicants must include their home address from the country of origin. All admissions information will be sent to this address, unless the applicant is presently residing in the United States.

Students should check the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service website at for the latest information concerning becoming a student in the United States.


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