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International Transfer Student Application Process

International Transfer Student Application Process

The following steps are required for all international transfer students applying to attend Dixie State University in order to receive an I-20.

1. Complete Application

Complete the International Student Application for Admissions.

2. Pay Application Fee

The application fee is $75. After your application is submitted, you will be emailed with instructions on how to pay the fee.

3. Provide a Bank Statement

International students planning to attend Dixie State University must provide their own or their sponsor’s bank statements for at least the past three months. The amount shown must be at least $22,450 USD.

4. Complete Affidavit of Support

If a sponsor will be assisting you with your cost of attendance, they must complete the Affidavit of Support Form. You may have multiple sponsors, but each sponsor must complete a separate form.

5. Submit Secondary School Academic Records

Please submit your secondary school academic records. 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. Submit a Copy of your Passport

Provide a color copy of your passport and US visa.

7. Submit Transcripts

All transcripts must be submitted to Dixie State University's Registrar's Office.
Transferring from a U.S. Institution:
After completing an international student application, students transferring within a U.S. institution must submit their official transcripts to DSU. Official transcripts must be sent directly to DSU Registrar’s office at
Transferring from a foreign institution:
In order for you to receive credit for college work completed outside of the U.S., 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. Submit Transfer Form

Complete and submit the International Transfer Form to the International Student Services Office.

9. Submit English Proficiency (Not Required for ESL Students)

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 68
  • An IELTS score of at least 6.0
  • An ACT English score of 17+
  • An Evidence Based Reading/Writing Score of 24+

If your scores are lower than the scores listed above, you will automatically be issued an I-20 for ESL. If you do begin with ESL classes, you can also pursue a degree after completing ESL.