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.

Housing and Dining

Interested in Transferring to DSU for fall 2020?

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 a username and password to begin the application process to DSU! Enter your contact information, academic interests, then click submit to access our online application.

Step 3 - Apply for Admission

You may apply for admission to Dickinson State by clicking the "APPLY NOW" button on your VIP homepage. Using the same username and password you created for your VIP page, you can log into the online application for admission. While there, you can also find links to scholarships, find information about financial aid, and discover more about DSU!

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 academic transcript reports. They must be mailed to DSU in a sealed envelope. An admissions recruiter can provide further detail of the requirements.

All post-secondary coursework is required to be evaluated by a National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES) authorized transcript evaluation service. A credit by-credit evaluation is required for all post-secondary coursework.

NACES Authorized Transcript Evaluation Services

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.