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International Student Guidelines 

Dodge City Community College has been approved by the US Department of Justice as a school for nonimmigrant students. Please note that Dodge City Community College does not provide special language training, and employment opportunities are limited.

Before a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be issued, the following items must be on file:

F-1 Student Admissions Checklist:

Please send all documentation electronically through the International Student Services Office’s Liquidfiles:

  • DC3 International Student Application for Admission
  • $3,000 institutional deposit paid to the Business Office each semester
  • A COLOR PHOTOCOPY of a valid passport
  • I-20 Transfer Form (ONLY for students transferring from another institution)
  • English proficiency scores (minimum scores: TOEFL 31, IELTS 4.5, Duolingo 60)
  • Proof of current health insurance for individuals residing temporarily in the U.S.
  • Official high school transcript (graduation date must be legible)
  • Official university transcripts and certified English translation (if applicable)
  • Bank statement in STUDENT’S NAME OR – Financial support letter and bank statement in sponsor’s name (minimum balance:$13,460 minus scholarship/letter of intent(LOI) amount)
  • Optional-Information Release Request, FERPA (if working with a handler or other 3rd party)
  • Receipt from payment to U.S. Student & Exchange Visitor Program (1-901 Fee)
  • The time needed to complete the admissions process varies from country to country due to embassy policies and mailing times. Therefore, we recommend that a completed application, and all required documents listed above be on file by the following dates:
    • Fall Semester (August): July 1
    • Spring Semester (January): November 1
    • Summer Session (June): April 1
  • Housing:
    • Personal Health History and Immunization Record: Applicants must provide a copy of their immunization records.
    • TB Skin Test: All international students will be required to have a TB skin test upon arrival in US, at a cost of approximately $20.00 U.S. This must be completed before enrolling in classes
    • Contract of Living Arrangement: A housing contract and $150 deposit must be on file with Dodge City Community College Residence Halls
    • DC3 Residence Life Application
    • $150 Residence Life deposit paid to the Business Office
    • Housing Agreement (non-athlete)

Foreign Credential Evaluation Process

All potential students with foreign academic documentation will need to have that documentation evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or InCred.  Students with foreign academic documents need to order course-by-course evaluations by WES, or order a basic evaluation for their high school and a course-by-course evaluation for any post-secondary from InCred. They will verify institutional accreditation status and complete a course-by-course evaluation containing the following: a description of credentials, including name, year awarded, name of institution attended, and major of field of study.  It also provides the US equivalent for each credential and lists all post-secondary subjects with their corresponding value expressed in the terms of US semester credit and grade equivalents.

Those interested can order a WES evaluation/transcript at, or InCred at The website explains exactly what the student must provide and how much the student will be charged.

Estimated Expenses

Estimated expenses are as follows for the fall/spring semesters (based on 15 credit hours):

ItemEstimated Cost
Tuition & Fees$4,860
Room & Board$7,600
Total Cost$13,460


Before applying for an F-1 visa at the US Embassy, an I-901 application must be completed, and the $350 fee must be paid. Find more information regarding this new governmental policy.

  • A properly executed I-20 form will be issued by the college and emailed to the international student at the email provided on the application upon completion of the above. The I-20, signed by a college official, is required by the US Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the student to enter the United States.
  • Students who leave the United States for holidays must have their I-20 forms properly endorsed by a college official before they leave the United States in order to assure their re-entry into the country to attend DC3.
  • International students must provide for their own health insurance coverage. The student may purchase coverage in his/her home country and carry evidence of coverage applicable in the United States.
  • Upon arriving in the United States, students must provide a negative TB skin test or x-ray.  The test must be taken inside the United States and is required before checking in to the residence halls at DC3.

Please send all complete information to the International Student Services Liquidfiles: