Important Dates


  • Application Deadline: July 1
  • Admissions Cut-off: July 16


  • Application Deadline: November 15
  • Admissions Cut-off: December 1

International Admissions Procedure

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

Step 1 - Create an account

Here you can create a VIP Page to request information and personalize your DSU experience. 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 2 - 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, find links to scholarships, find information about financial aid, and discover more about DSU!

Step 3 - Pay the $35 application fee.

The application fee can be paid at the time you apply. Applications will not be processed until the application fee is paid.

Step 4 – 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 to

Step 5 – English Proficiency Scores

International applicants must submit proof of English Proficiency. One of the following tests and minimum scores are required for admission.

  • TOEFL – 71
  • IELTS – 6.0
  • Old SAT (CR +M) – 870; New SAT (ERW + M) - 950
  • Old SAT Writing – 430; New SAT Writing & Language - 25 

Applicants who are citizens of countries where English is the ONLY official language are exempt. For the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education policy regarding the English requirements click here.

Step 6 – Official Academic Credentials

All students who have attended Secondary School outside of the United States must submit required official academic credentials (leaving certificates). Here you will find admission requirements for specific countries: 

View Academic Requirements by Country

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. Dickinson State University recommends the following third party evaluation services:

Choose the WES ICAP course by course evaluation option

Step 7 – Declaration of Finance form

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

Step 8 – Submit official notices from a bank

These 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. These notices must come in sealed envelopes directly from the bank. Any envelopes that have been opened or tampered with will be automatically declined. 

A sample form is located here.

Step 9 – Immunization Document

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

  • 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.

International Fee Payment

Flywire allows you to:

  • 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