New! Reduced Tuition for International Students

Transfer Advising

  • Upon transferring to Dickinson State University, the coursework you have previously completed with be evaluated for credit. Your advisor will work with you to help you on your personalized educational plan.

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Interested in Transferring to DSU?

International Admissions Procedure

This is where your journey begins to attend Dickinson State University – follow these steps to get started!

Step 1 - Review Important Dates


Application Deadline:

Admissions Cut-off:


July 1

July 16


November 15

December 1

Step 2 - Create an account

Create an admissions account to begin the application process to DSU! Enter your contact information, academic interests, then click submit to access our online application. If you have already created an account, you can login here.

Step 3 - Apply for Admission

You may apply for admission to Dickinson State by loggin in to your admissions account and click the “Apply Now” button. 

Step 4 - Application Fee Payment

International Fee Payment

  • There is a one-time application fee of $35
  • The application fee can be paid at the time you apply.
  • Applications will not be processed until the application fee is paid.
  • International students can pay the application fee can be paid via Flywire:
    • Track your payment from start to finish
    • Pay from any country and any bank
    • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
    • Receive peace of mind with dedicated multilingual customer support

Step 5 – Passport Copy

Submit a copy of the data page of your passport. Copies may be submitted by scanning and uploading directly to your student application or by emailing

Step 6 – Entrance Exam Scores

All applicants must submit official scores from an entrance exam. One of the following tests and minimum scores are required for admission.

  • SAT (ERW + M) – 950 and Writing & Language section – 25
    • Send to: DSU Admissions, 291 Campus Dr., Dickinson, ND 58601
  • ACT Composite – 18 and ACT English Subsection – 18
    • Send to: DSU Admissions, 291 Campus Dr., Dickinson, ND 58601
  • TOEFL – 71
  • IELTS – 6.0 total

Step 7 – Official Academic Credentials

All students who have attended secondary school outside of the United States must submit official academic credentials. This includes leaving exam scores and high school academic transcript reports. Official transcripts must be sent directly from either the school or an approved evaluating agency. If requested, International high school credentials must be evaluated by one of the evaluation services listed below. There is a cost to the applicant for the evaluation, this fee and the evaluation are the sole responsibility of the applicant. The applicant must request a course-by-course evaluation and for it to be sent to Dickinson State University. Scanned copies can be sent via e-mail if they are sent from an e-mail account that can be verified to be linked to the school or evaluator. Physical copies can be mailed to:

DSU Admissions
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

All post-secondary coursework is required to be evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) evaluation company or Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA). A course-by-course evaluation is required for all post-secondary coursework. SpanTran is a NACES evaluation agency that has created a custom application for DSU to help students get the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. To access their application, click their link below.





Step 8 – Declaration of Finance

The Declaration of Finance form may be submitted by scanning and uploading directly to your student application or by emailing

Step 9 – Notice from Bank

Documents submitted must indicate that the student, student’s parent, or student’s sponsor has the necessary funding for 1 full year of tuition, fees, insurance, room, board, and books. This amount is listed in the Declaration of Finance. When submitting documents from the bank, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The documents provided must be issued by the financial institution
  • The name on the account must match the “Sponsor Name” listed on the Declaration of Finance.
  • Bank statements must be issued on a date later than the date that the application was submitted to Dickinson State University.
  • After being issued by the bank, documents are valid for 6 months.

A sample form is located here.

Step 10 – Immunization Documents

Submit copy of your immunization document by scanning and uploading directly to your student application or by emailing

  • 2 MMRs
    • Submitted document must show two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine no less than one month apart from a licensed health professional or governmental department. Scanned copies are acceptable.
  • Meningitis
    • Students under the age of 21 are required to show proof of meningococcal meningitis vaccine given after their 16th birthday.

Step 11 – Admitted International Students

Once you have been accepted for admission, you can visit our Admitted International Students page to help you with the process of coming to the United States.