International Transfer Student Application Process

The following information is required of all international students applying for admission to Dixie State University in order to receive an I-20.

1. Application

Complete the International Student Application for Admissions. In order to process your admissions application, an admission fee must be paid to the admissions office.


2. Application Fee

International application is a $75 non-refundable fee. Instructions on how to pay the application fee will be provided after it is submitted.


3. Sponsor Bank Statement

International Students planning to attend Dixie State University must provide proof of financial support from a bank or other lending institution showing a source of income for the total expenses as listed on the “Financial Statement Form.” This may be in the form of a certified bank statement or an official letter from the bank or institution (Funds must be in U.S. dollars).


4. Affidavit of Support

International Students planning on attending Dixie State University must fill out the Financial Statement form and submit to the International Admissions office. Fill out the form which applies to you:


5. High School Equivalence

Provide all secondary (U.S. 12 grade or high school equivalent) transcripts to Dixie State University. If an original cannot be provided, a certified true copy will be accepted. If the transcripts are not in English, a certified English translation of all documents is preferred.


6. Passport Copy

Provide a color copy of your passport and US visa


7. Submit Transcripts

Submit official transcripts to DSU Registrar’s office.

  • Transferring From a U.S. Institution

    After completing an international student application, students transferring within an US institution must submit their official transcripts to DSU. Official transcripts must be sent directly to DSU Registrar’s office. Their contact email is records@dixie.edu.

  • Transferring Credits from a Foreign Institution

    In order for you to receive credit for college work completed outside of the US, you will need to send your transcript to a credential evaluation service. They will verify that your course work is equivalent to course work taken at a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. There is a fee involved. Once a transcript from a credential evaluation service is received, you will also need to provide a certified English translation of the course descriptions for courses to be evaluated for a specific equivalent; otherwise all courses will be transferred as elective credit.


8. Transfer Form

Complete and submit Transfer Form (pdf).


9. English Proficiency (Optional)

If English is not your primary language, you must prove English proficiency by submitting one of the documents listed below:

  • A TOEFL score of at least 75
  • A IELTS score of at least 6.5
  • A letter from your secondary school indicating that your language of instruction was English

If submitting test scores, they must be official. For instructions on obtaining your official TOEFL scores, please visit https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/scores/send/. To learn how to send official IELTS scores, go to https://www.ielts.org/usa/ielts-in-the-usa/ielts-for-test-takers-in-the-usa/results.
If you do not provide test scores or a letter from your secondary school, or if your scores are lower than the scores listed above, you will automatically be issued an I-20 for ESL. Regardless of your test scores, you will participate in placement testing once you arriving at DSU. If you do begin with ESL classes, you can also pursue a degree after completing ESL.