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International students from across the globe choose Delaware State University for its small, family-like campus and welcoming spirit. At Delaware State University, we offer opportunities for international students to pursue their degrees here or attend our USA Culture Enrichment Program, a non-degree seeking program. As a student here, you can immerse yourself in American culture, learn new technology and skills to launch your career and get direct access to ground-breaking research. Home to more than 250 international students, Delaware State University has a supportive international affairs staff to help you adjust to life in the U.S. We even match you with an ambassador to ease the transition. Additionally, there are many ways for you to embrace campus life and make friends outside of the classroom. If you’re looking to go off-campus, enjoy culture, arts and entertainment in nearby Philadelphia, Baltimore or Washington, DC. Admissions Procedures International students are encouraged to begin the admissions process no later than 90 days prior to the start of classes for the semester for which they are applying.  Applications submitted less than 90 days before the start of classes may take longer to process. International students interested in applying to Delaware State University should: Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) which is required if English is not the applicant’s native language. Submit a satisfactory score of a minimum of 550 (paper-based test), or a 79 (new internet based TOEFL) Have a 5.5 minimum IELTS score or documentation (i.e., a transcript, certificate of completion of a program, etc.) showing satisfactory completion of an intensive curriculum of English instruction (however, if English is the official language of your country of origin, SAT and/or ACT test scores will be acceptable). Submit the three-section test. Delaware State University requires a minimum combined SAT score of 800 and a minimum ACT composite score of 17. The University will also consider international applicants who have taken the General Education Development (GED) test.  Applicants must submit a notarized copy of their GED certificate with their application and fee to be considered for admission. Have transcripts evaluated by the World Education Service (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or the Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and then forwarded by the evaluating organization to the Office of Admissions.  All academic records must be converted into their U.S. education equivalents by a University-recognized credential agency, to obtain transfer credit for education completed at non U.S. postsecondary institutions.  Transcript evaluations must be submitted sealed from the evaluating organization. PLEASE NOTE:  The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request that transcripts from international English speaking institutions be evaluated by WES or any of the other recognized credential agencies if educational equivalency cannot clearly be determined by the Office of Admissions. Submit an I-20 Application, F-1 Student Seeking Financial Statement, and an Affidavit of Support for Free Room & Board to: Delaware State University Office of International Affairs Grossley Hall-Room 115A Dover, DE  19901 You may also contact the Candace Moore, Director of International Student Services, at 302.857.6474 or cmoore@desu.edu.

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International Student Services

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International Student Services The International Student Program provides programs and services that promote the academic and personal growth and development of international students. To accomplish this, the Office of International Students will provide: (1) Thorough information on immigration regulations. (2) Assessment of needs of international students and respond to those needs to the extent that our resources will allow. (3) Professional services to students in the areas of counseling, advising and assistance in complying with government regulations. (4) Educational programs to enhance positive interaction between domestic and international students. international students are accepted according to a percentage which is based on the total full-time enrollment. The University is required to meet its obligations to qualified Delaware students before reaching its maximum enrollment of out-of-state and foreign students. The University considers for admission international students whose transcripts are cleared as satisfactory by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and who have made satisfactory scores (minimum 550) on the TOEFL Examination. Students desiring to enter the university should forward their transcripts early in the year preceding the semester in which they desire to enter. International students are totally responsible for their financial obligations, and they must also present proof of health insurance prior to enrolling.

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