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DSC Welcomes International Students!

Daytona State offers quality Associate degree programs that can prepare you for transfer to one of our Bachelor’s degree programs, the four-year college or university of your choice, or entry into a career. With a faculty/student ratio of 1:16, our faculty not only know our students by name, they know them by their dreams. Students at Daytona State are challenged and supported to take risks in the classroom. Our tutoring program supports students from entry-level to our most advanced courses.

Daytona State offers a comprehensive college experience through a full array of student services such as academic advising, career planning and placement, and the Falcon Hope Center. Plus, students enjoy extracurricular activities from intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, and over 20 clubs and organizations. With students from as many as 90 countries, mutual learning connections enrich your campus experiences.

When do classes start?

Visit the Academic Calendar for class start dates and deadlines.

Admission Requirements

International students must meet the admission requirements of the program they wish to enter.

SEVIS Form I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 or M-1 visa. Requirements for the I-20 are listed below.

Acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores (listed below).

International Student Steps to Enrollment

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  • Apply

    Complete the online International Student Application for Admission and submit your $50 application fee.

    The following programs are not available to international students seeking an I-20: Dental Hygiene, Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Bachelors of Applied Science in Supervision and Management, the Bachelors of Science in Engineering Technology, the Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, or BSET-Electrical Engineering Technology Concentration.

  • Submit Transcripts

    Submit final, official high school or GED® transcript including a graduation date. Submit final, official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended. An official transcript is one that arrives in a sealed envelope.

    Daytona State College Admissions Office
    1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    If you graduated high school or have attended college in another country, please download the information sheet, Evaluating Credentials from Outside the US, and follow the instructions. Contact Admissions for more information about your transcript requirements. Please DO NOT submit your original documents to the College.

  • Verify Finances

    Complete the Verification of Finances form. Complete both sides. Submit supporting documentation such as bank letters, award letters, etc. All financial documents must be in English and U.S. dollars. Read and follow the instructions on the Verification of Finances Form.

  • Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency

    If you are a citizen of a country where the official language is not English, you must provide one of the following:

    • TOEFL Scores – Scores are good for two years.  Scores required for admission are:  61 on the Internet Based Test (IBT); 173 on the Computerized/International version. You can schedule a test or request your scores at Daytona State’s ETS school code is 5159.
    • IELTS Bandwidth of 5.5 or higher is also accepted in place of TOEFL.
    • Proof of completion of the equivalent of ENC1101, College Composition.
    • Proof of graduation from a United States high school.
    • Students who are citizens of countries where the primary language is English are not required to submit proof of English language proficiency.
  • Submit Transfer Clearance

    If you are already studying in the U.S. on a visa and wish to transfer to Daytona State or take classes as a transient student, you will need to submit the following:

    • Transfer/Transient Clearance Form -to be completed by your current/home institution prior to acceptance at Daytona State College
    • Copy of your I-94
    • Copy of your most recent I-20
    • Copy of your visa
  • Submit a Copy of Your Passport

    Submit a clear copy of your passport.

    After you submit all required documents, Daytona State College will mail your SEVIS Form I-20 and Letter of Acceptance to you at the mailing address provided on your application. Overnight delivery services can be utilized at the student’s expense.