Welcome International Student!  

This is the International Student Page. If you have selected this link by mistake, return to www.dcc.edu and make another selection. 

Delgado defines an international student as one who is on an  F-1 or an M-1 student visa.

Delgado Community College welcomes students from around the world!

  • Students representing more than 80 different nationalities are presently enrolled in various Delgado programs.

  • International students on an F-1 and M-1 Visa are required to register and complete each semester (Fall and Spring) as full-time students.

  • Failure to enroll for a full course of study is considered a violation of the F-1 and M-1 immigration visa status.

  • International students on an F-1 or M-1 Visa who will study at Delgado Community College must complete the international student admissions process to be considered.

  •  The ESL program at Delgado Community College is recognized both nationally and worldwide as one of the largest programs of English language instruction in the United States


Applications and other requirements must be submitted to International Student Admissions Advisor according to the following schedule.


First Time Students   

Fall Semester-before July 1      

 Spring Semester-before Nov. 15


Note: failure to meet specified deadlines will result in your application not being processed.


STEPS FOR ADMISSIONS: (all documents must be translated in English. Incomplete applications will not be processed)


Step 1:  Letter of Intent
Please explain why you are interested in studying in the United States and why you have chosen Delgado Community College to continue your education. The letter MUST be translated into English.

Step 2:  Admission Application
Applicants must fully complete and sign the Admissions Application.

Step 3:  Admission Application Fee
Please enclose  $50.00 (U.S. dollars) with the application for admission. We will accept a check or money order payable to Delgado Community College.

Step 4:  Supplemental Application
Applicants must fully complete and sign the supplemental application.

Step 5: Proof of Immunization
Submit proof of immunization compliance if born after 1956.

Step 6: Statement of Understanding
Read the statement of understanding, then sign, date, and submit.

Step 7: Financial Support
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Service requires all international students attending a college or university to submit a statement of financial support as well as an official bank letter. The funds required for tuition and living expenses are approximately $20,300 U.S. dollars per year.

Please request 2 original bank letters. You may need to provide evidence of sponsorship to embassy officials. Please check with your embassy website.

The requirement for disclosure of financial resources may be met by completing the statement of financial support form. This statement of financial support must be notarized.

Also, we must have an official bank letter addressed to the Office of International Admissions. The bank letter must be printed on the bank’s letterhead and must bear the original signature of a bank official. The letter must be in English and have funds listed in U.S. dollars. 

These documents must be completed before you can receive an SEVIS I-20.

Step 8: Foreign Transcript
International students enrolling in degree or certificate programs are required to submit official transcripts.  * Students who begin as ESL, non-degree seeking students do not have to supply transcript evaluations; however, they will not be permitted  to take any other courses (English, Mathematics, Music, etc.) or to change to degree-seeking without first getting an evaluation of their foreign transcripts.

For a list of transcript evaluation agencies, please visit www.naces.org

PLEASE NOTE: Students who do not submit a high school or college transcript evaluation will have English as a Second Language listed on their I-20.

Step 9: Copy of Passport

Step 10: Submission of Admissions Documents
Mail the completed admissions packet to: Delgado Community College, International Student Admissions, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119. The admissions packet must contain the following:

  1. Letter of intent 

  2. Delgado admissions application 

  3. $50 (U.S. dollars) application fee, payable by check or money order (non-refundable)

  4. Supplemental admission application 

  5. Proof of immunization 

  6. Statement of understanding 

  7. Bank letter verifying $20,300 in U.S. funds

  8. Notarized statement of financial support

  9. Foreign transcript(s), if required

  10. Copy of passport

Step 11:Acceptance Notification
You will be notified by mail regarding your admission status. A Certificate of Eligibility (SEVIS Form I-20) will accompany your acceptance letter.

Step 12: Obtaining your F-1 visa
The Certificate of Eligibility (SEVIS Form I-20), acceptance letter, passport, and I-901 SEVIS fee receipt are used to obtain a Visa (F-1) at a U. S. consulate nearest to you. Click here for more information.

Step 13: English Language Proficiency Assessment
The Delgado English Language proficiency assessment is required of international students whose native language is not English. Click here for more information.

Step 14: Helpful tips before traveling                                                 

Planning your arrival is important! The following link will help with this process: www.ice.gov/sevis/students

Insurance for F-1 student visa holders is not mandatory; however, we highly recommend that you have an insurance plan in place. Here are a few links to help with this process:






Step 15: All Students are Responsible for their Own Housing
Delgado Community College does not provide dorms.  You will be responsible for obtaining your own housing accommodations; however, here are a few links to help you with the process:


Step 16: Attend the International Student Orientation
All F-1/M-1 students attending Delgado Community College as a first time freshmen will be required to attend an orientation. Click here for more information.