Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


How long does the admission process take?
The length of the admission process depends on many different factors. If the application packet is submitted as a complete packet it will be processed more quickly than an application which comes in one document at a time. Once all the documents are received please allow one to two weeks for processing. The closer we get to the start of the semester, the longer the processing takes.

Priority processing dates for fall are January 15th to May 15th and for spring August 15th to October 15th. Documents will be accepted prior to and after these dates, however, our response rate may be slower as our workloads increase.

You may check your admissions status at any time, by visiting your personalized admissions VIP page.

Which documents are required for admission?
Please see the international admissions page here.

Do I pay the application fee?
The $35 application fee is applied to your student account and must be paid before your application is fully accepted. Admissions and immigration documents will not be issued, until the application fee is paid.

Can the I-20 be sent electronically?
I-20s can not be sent electronically as students are required to show the originals with an original signature at all appointments and when traveling.

How long will it take the I-20 to reach me once it has been processed?
All documents are mailed through US airmail and may take 4-6 weeks to reach their destination. If you would like your documents sent to you by FedEx you will need to contact your local FedEx office to open an account. DHL does not service this region. DSU will not accept payments for documents sent by courier services.

If you would like your documents mailed to a friend or relative, please send an email indicating to whom it should be sent along with their address. The address must be a street address, not a PO Box.


When making travel arrangements, which airport should I choose as my destination?
You can fly directly to Dickinson at the Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airportairport code DIK.

If you choose to fly into any other airport it will be up to you to arrange transportation to Dickinson.

When you have scheduled your flight into Dickinson, please notify us of the flight number, date and time. We will arrange to have a taxi or van service pick you up at the airport. This service is available only to new students arriving for their first time at Dickinson State University

What other transportation options do I have?
Greyhound Bus Lines
11250 Villard St W, Dickinson, ND 58601(701) 225-6789

Once you know your arrival date and time, please notify us and we will arrange to have a taxi or van service pick you up at the bus depot. This service is available only to new students arriving for their first time at Dickinson State University

Bismarck Taxi Service
$150.00 (subject to change without notification)

Dickinson (D) Cab Service- 701-690-8625


How do I apply for additional scholarships?
For information about additional scholarship opportunities please see: here

How much will one academic year cost?
Click here

When do I need to pay my university fees?
University fees are within the first week of school.


Am I allowed to live off campus?
Students who have an academic standing of Junior or Senior or students who are 21 years or older may live off campus.

Please note, some students are required to live on campus in order to receive scholarships or awards. This stipulation is included in the scholarship or award letter signed by the student. A decision to move off campus in these situations will affect the amount of the award.