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.
Language Requirements for International Students
(a) English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the program taught in English. This is satisfied by scoring at least 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet based test (iBT), which also requires a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22, or a level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam
(b) for those who shall complete the program in another language, a TOEFL iBT score of at least 45 must be obtained with a minimum speaking exam score of 18 and a minimum listening exam score of 15, or the student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate level education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or from an equivalent English language institution in another country. Applicants who do not satisfy this requirement may be considered for admission with English as a second language, but they must satisfy the proficiency requirement in English before beginning the clinical experience.