International Students

For more information regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming at 888-216-6637 or

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Office of Recruitment & Admissions
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

Ph. (504)816-4670
Fx. (504)816-4895
Toll Free: (800) 216-6637

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dillard University International Students

International Student Requirements

Dillard University admits applicants who possess high standards of scholarship, serious and realistic educational goals, potential for service and leadership, and the personal characteristics of honesty, loyalty and self-respect. The university does not make any distinction as to religion, race, or gender in the admission of its students. International students are classified as an applicant who is not a citizen of the United States or who does not possess permanent residential visa status.

We accept the following application types:

  • Common Application
  • Common Black College Application
  • DU Online Web Application

Application Fee:

Application fee of $60.00 via check or money order payable to Dillard University. Fee Waivers are accepted)-NACAC, College Board, Financial Hardship Letter, Free/Reduced Lunch Letter

GPA & Standardized Test Score Requirements:

Present evidence of the ability to speak, write, and adequately under stand the English language. Applicants from countries where English is not the native language must submit an acceptable score of 550 (Paper-based) 79 (Internet-based) or above 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.

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

If your academic credentials are from an institution outside of the United States, you are required to provide a course-by-course evaluation of all post-secondary credentials. Transcripts evaluated from another service recognized by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) will be reviewed by the Office or Recruitment, Admissions, and Programming. Visit NACES for available listing of NACES members, It is your responsibility to provide the necessary paperwork and payment to NACES agency, and to request a copy of the report be sent to the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming at Dillard University. We must receive the completed NACES 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.

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 Recruitment, Admissions and Programming.

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.

Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 unweighted scale/US Equivalent

18 ACT composite score or 960 SAT (math and evidence based reading and writing) Students who elect not to submit their ACT/SAT scores, must have at least a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of a 3.0 to be considered for acceptance under our Test Optional Policy.

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Form I-20 Requirements:

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

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 and fees and room and board for one semester.

The I-20 Immigration Form will not be issued until the applicant has been admitted and have submitted full semester payment equal to tuition and fees and room and board to attend 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.


While Dillard University has rolling admissions, we HIGHLY encourage all applicants to complete the application process by the priority deadlines mentioned below.
June 1 st

  • Fall Applicants

December 1st

  • Spring Applicants

Begin your application for admission.


Please allow at least 5-7 business days for the processing of all documents received. Be sure that your first andlast name appear on all student records submitted.

Dillard University will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth and will reopen on Thursday, June 20, at 8 a.m.