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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:

  • Admissions Application:  International students must make written application and a $100 non-refundable fee must be paid and on file prior to the planned semester enrollment.
  • Proof of English Proficiency: DC3 requires a minimum 500 paper/173 computer-based, and 61 internet-based TOEFL score.
  • Passport: A copy of the student’s passport ID page.
  • Proof of Graduation: You must submit a proof of graduation from an accredited high school (or the equivalent) or a transcript of credit from another accredited institution of secondary level or above. The transcript must have a graduation date on it. All transcripts must be sent by the student’s school(s) directly to the Admissions Office. (Non-English Language transcripts must include certified English translations: See Foreign Credential Evaluation Process below.)
  • Funds on Deposit: Any funds must be paid to the college to cover estimated costs per semester beyond LOI or scholarship amounts.
  • 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, non-refundable application fee of $100, and all required documents listed below be on file by the following dates:
    Fall Semester (August): July 1
    Spring Semester (January): November 1
    Summer Session (June): April 1

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.

  1. Personal Health History and Immunization Record: Applicants must provide a copy of their immunization records.
  2. 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.
  3. Contract of Living Arrangement: A housing contract and $150 deposit must be on file with Dodge City Community College Residence Halls.
  4. Paid on Account: You must have, on account with the school, funds for expenses for each semester.  A deposit of $6,195 needs to be paid on your account before the I-20 will be issued–and before enrolling in each semester going forward. Any remaining charges each semester that are in excess of registration deposit will need to be paid by arrangement with the Business Office. Any scholarships or LOI funds will be counted toward this total deposit amount per semester.
  5. Bank Statements: Dated within 6 months of start of semester showing $13,390 to cover the following year.
  6. Proof of Health Insurance: 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 US.

Estimated Expenses

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

ItemEstimated Cost
Room & Board$7,000
Total Cost$13,390

Please mail complete information to the Registrar.


Before applying for an F-1 visa at the US Embassy, an I-901 application must be completed, and the $200 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 mailed to the international student in his/her home country 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 DCS.