International Students

International applicants must fulfill the following requirements before a decision can be made on their application to attend Dunwoody College of Technology.

Application Checklist:

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts
    • Applicants who have not attended ANY college or university courses must submit all high school or secondary school transcripts and certificates and/or diplomas. 
    • Transfer applicants must submit all college and/or university transcripts, in addition to the above. 
    • Photocopies are acceptable for application. However, students are required to present official / final copies of their transcripts and certificates before registering for classes.
  • Writing sample
    • Please explain why you would be an excellent candidate for acceptance at Dunwoody College. Also please explain how you decided on your career choice and why that led you to Dunwoody. 
  • Copy of the photo/information page of your passport. 
  • Proof of financial capability / financial certification form: 
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations require the university maintain records showing you have met its financial requirements.  You are responsible for demonstrating you have sufficient funds to meet all education and personal expenses for the duration of your F-1 status at the college.  This means you must provide proof you have at least the amount necessary to cover your tuition, fees, living and personal expenses for your first academic year (nine months).  Note:  If you attend a summer session and/or bring your spouse or other dependents with you to the United States, you must certify you have the additional funding necessary to cover the additional costs. 
    • Bank Statements/Financial Documentation:  Official proof of funding cannot be more than 3 months old at the time of application and funding needs to be in liquid assets only.  Funds do not need to be in U.S. dollars.  The documentation of funding (for applicant, family member & individual sponsor) must be on original bank letterhead stationery with a signature of a bank official in ink.  A photocopy of a bank statement, savings account statement or certificate of deposit will also be accepted if it is stamped by the issuing bank in original stamp ink and has a signature of a bank official in ink.  An English translation by an official translating agency may be necessary.  If so, please provide this along with the documentation you submit.  All financial documentation must be received before your immigration paperwork can be issued. ​
    • Financial Certification Form:  If funding will be provided by a family member or individual sponsor, their signature is required on the bottom of this form.  If a signature cannot be obtained on this form, a signed letter from the family member and/or individual sponsor is required.  The letter must include your name, the family member or individual sponsor's name, the amount the family member or individual sponsor is willing to fund per year, and the length of time the funding will be available. 
  • Optional scholarship submissions 
  • SEVIS transfer form/immigration documentation
    • Applicants already inside the U.S. must submit a copy of their current VISA.
    • Applicants already inside the U.S. on a J-1 VISA must submit a copy of their most recent DS2019 form.
    • Applicants transferring an F-1 VISA from another U.S. school must submit a copy of their most recent I-20 form and a SEVIS Transfer Form.
  • English proficiency:  All international applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency at the appropriate level for college study.  Below are the requirements and options for meeting this requirement.
    • Score reports must be sent to Dunwoody College of Technology directly from the testing center.
    • Score reports must not be more than 2 years old.
    • Score reports must be official and meet one of the options below. ​
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score report of 65 on the Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) with a subscore of 20 on the written and 20 on the speaking sections. 
      •  IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score report of 6.5. 
      • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) minimum score report of 77, and score report must be accompanied by an official letter from the testing coordinator. 
      • SAT critical reading score of 450. 
      • ACT English score of 19. 
      • IB (International Baccalaureate) Higher Level English score of 4. 
      • AP (College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement) examination in English Literature/Composition score of 4. 
      • ELS Language Center successful completion of Level 112 with a CGPA of 2.0 or above, and with the recommendation of academic director. 
      • Bachelor degree from an accredited U.S. college or university (not an online degree)
      • Transfer of 28 credits or more from an accredited U.S. college or university, with the transfer equivalent of UST English 121 and English 206, with a grade of B or above in the course transfer, and with a CGPA of 2.75 or above. Transfer of one semester or more from an accredited U.S. college or university with a CGPA of 2.75 or above, and testing out of the ELS Language Center college placement exam.