INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
DULA is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. The University will evaluate the student’s admissions application and, if the student meets all admissions criteria, DULA will issue the USCIS/SEVIS Form I-20.
Additional admissions procedures are required for international students in need of an I-20 form. Such students are required to have valid passports for travel to, from and within the United States. They must also abide by all immigration laws and other U.S. Federal laws and California state laws. Foreign students must also submit:
- Official transcript evaluations - foreign transcripts may need to be professionally translated and evaluated by a recognized evaluation service such as National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or Center of Applied Research and Education, Inc
- Certificate of account balance - a bank account statement showing the current balance in U.S. dollars, or a completed Affidavit of Support (INS Form I-134) if sponsored by a third party
- I-20 Form - if transferring from a U.S. institution as an F-1 student, a transfer release form from the institution must be submitted. International Student Advisor/SEVIS Compliance Officer in order for the student to be issued a new I-20 form
- $100 International Student Processing fee
To better assist our international students, staff is always available for help with interpreting services and academic and non-academic counseling at no expense to the student. Please contact our International Student services Officer at [email protected]
Language Requirements for International Students
English Language Competency Requirements for ALL Programs on or after January 1, 2020:
English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the program. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:
- The student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate- or graduate-level, English-based education in an institution:
- accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, or Ireland.
- In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used;
- Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT) - Acceptable scores: TOEFL iBT total score – 80 and TOEFL iBT speaking score – 26; or
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Acceptable scores: IELTS overall band score of 6.5 (Academic Format) and IELTS spoken band score – 8.0