Dixie State University

International Student
Application Information

Deadlines

Jul 01, 2022 Fall Semester

out of country application deadline for Fall Semester 2022. Fall semester typically begins in late August.

Nov 01, 2021 Spring Semester

out of country application deadline for Spring Semester 2022. Spring semester typically begins in early January.

Apr 01, 2022 Summer Semester

out of country application deadline for Summer Semester 2022. Summer semester typically begins in mid-May.

Applying to Dixie State University

1. SUBMIT THE INITIAL APPLICATION

The first step for all prospective students is to submit the initial application. This application is free and records your interest in studying at Dixie State University. To submit the application, please click here: Apply to DSU!

As a first time user, click the link to “Create an account” and register an email address and password. Once you are registered, you will be able to submit an initial application for a future term. When applying, please be reminded of the application deadlines listed above.

Once your initial application is submitted, you will be contacted by our office informing you of your personalized list of application materials required to finalize your application and be considered for admission. The most frequently required application materials are listed below.

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2. UPLOAD A COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT

Provide a legible, color copy or photo of the biographic information page within your passport. Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity from the first day of classes for the term you applied for. If it does not, please renew it.

3. PROVIDE PROOF OF FINANCES AND AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT

You are required to show proof of finances sufficient to afford the annual estimated cost of attendance for your first year at Dixie State University. To meet this requirement, you will need to provide bank statements showing a transaction history for the last three months. For 2020-2021, the amount shown on the statements must be equal to at least $24,936 USD for students seeking to enroll in a degree-seeking program. Students seeking enrollment to the ESL program must show at least $11,340 USD.

If a sponsor (family member, friend, etc.) will be providing you with funding for these expenses, you may submit a bank statement in their name. If you do, that individual must complete the Affidavit of Support stating you will access to their funds for your educational expenses at Dixie State University. You may have multiple sponsors, but each sponsor will need to complete a separate form.

Affidavit of Support

4. SECONDARY SCHOOL ACADEMIC RECORDS

If you want to be considered for receiving the International Freshmen Merit Scholarship, you must submit a complete transcript or all scores from a secondary school exit examination. However, If you are not interested in receiving the scholarship, you may submit a diploma or other confirmation that secondary school was completed. We evaluate all secondary school records within the International Student Services office, so you will not need to use a credential evaluation service.

Some records may require a certified English translation. We will notify you if the document you submitted requires translation.

5. COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

All graduate student applicants must submit College/University transcripts.

Undergraduate students transferring from a U.S. institution of higher education must submit their official transcripts to Dixie State University. Please request a transcript be sent directly to the Registrar’s Office at records@dixie.edu. This transcript must be sent from your previous institution; our Registrar’s office will not accept documents sent to us from an applicant’s personal email account.

If an official transcript cannot be sent electronically, please have it mailed to:

Registrar’s Office
Dixie State University
225 S. University Ave.
Saint George, UT 84770

Earned credit from a non-U.S.-based institution abroad? If you want to apply credits from your past studies to your requirements at DSU, you will need to send your transcript to a credential evaluation service. After payment, they will determine if your course work is equivalent to course work taken at a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. You will also need to provide a certified English translation of the course descriptions for courses to be evaluated properly. Otherwise, all credits will be transferred as elective credit. We recommend using the World Education Service for credit evaluation. If a different company is used, Dixie State University will have to further examine the foreign credits which will delay the admission process. View more about this process here: Transferring Credit from Abroad.

Note: Dixie State University does not require that students submit foreign college/university transcripts for undergraduate transfer students, nor do we guarantee that the credits will transfer. Transcript evaluation is required for graduate program applicants.

Transferring Credit from Abroad

6. PAY THE APPLICATION FEE

The application fee is USD$75, and you can pay it online.

  • If your application fee will be paid from a bank account inside the U.S., please visit pay.dixie.edu to pay the $75.
    • If a sponsor is paying on your behalf, be sure that they include your name, birthdate, and email address on screen that appears immediately after selecting “Admission International Student” from the payment menu. The address information can be their own as the address must be in the U.S.
  • If the $75 fee will be paid from a bank account outside of the U.S., please use Flywire. When asked for your ID, enter the ID provided on your application portal.
7. PROOF OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (NOT REQUIRED FOR ESL STUDENTS)

If your secondary schooling was not conducted in the U.S., Canada (Quebec excluded), the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand, you must prove English proficiency by submitting one of the scores listed below:

  • Overall TOEFL iBT score of 68 + (Reading section must be 22+ & Writing section must be 24+)
  • Overall Academic IELTS score of 6.0+ (Reading must be 6.0+ & Writing must be 6.0+)
  • Overall Duolingo English test score of 95+
  • ACT English score of 17+
  • SAT Writing/Language Score of 24+
  • 24+ non-ESL transfer credits from an accredited institution of higher education within the United States. If your scores are lower than the scores listed above, you can only be issued an I-20 for the English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
    • If you do begin with ESL classes, you can pursue a degree after completing the ESL program, as long as you have demonstrated the higher proof of finances requirement. For students who test with advanced English, the ESL program may only be 1 semester. For students with very little education in English, the program may last up to two years.
8. TRANSFER FORM (ONLY REQUIRED FOR F-1 VISA HOLDERS WHO ARE TRANSFERRING FROM A U.S. HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, OR UNIVERSITY)

If admitted, you need to complete and submit the International Transfer Form to the International Student Services Office.

I-20 Transfer Form

NOTE ON HEALTH INSURANCE

Dixie State University requires all new, transfer or readmitted international students and scholars, in an F or J visa category, to purchase medical health insurance (dental and vision insurance are not required). Due to the high cost of healthcare in the U.S. all students must purchase a plan that meets the minimum requirements, listed here. Once approved for a visa, you should purchase insurance that meets the stated requirements.

Health Insurance

Questions about these requirements? Review our Frequently Asked Questions!

Could not find an answer? We are happy to help! Email us at iss@dixie.edu.

Freshman
Students

You are considered a freshman student if you have never attended a U.S. college or university and are not transferring any credits to DSU from an international institution.

Required Items

  • $75 application fee
  • Passport copy
  • Secondary school academic records
  • English proficiency (not required for ESL students)
  • Financial statements (+ Affidavit of Support if you have a sponsor)

Transfer
Students

You are considered a transfer student if you have or are currently attending another U.S. college or university.

Required Items

  • $75 application fee
  • Passport Copy
  • Secondary school academic records
  • Official transcripts from all U.S. colleges/universities you have attended
  • English proficiency (not required for ESL students)
  • Affidavit of support and financial statements
  • Dixie State University transfer form

Note: Students with 24+ U.S. college credits do not need to provide secondary school records or English proficiency scores.

International Student Scholarships

Check eligibility and apply to qualifying scholarships to reduce the financial burden and get the education you want. International Student Services has scholarships available for new students (beginning with 0 university credits) and for transfer students with at least 24 credits earned.

Learn More

International Student Services

Email: iss@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4687

Office: Student Activity Center (SAC), 106