International Students

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Why Study at Delgado Community College?

As an American Community College, Delgado welcomes students from 80 different nationalities from around the world. Delgado is located in New Orleans, Louisiana and is the largest, oldest, and most affordable community college in Louisiana. Our ESL program is recognized both nationally and worldwide as one of the largest programs of English language instruction in the United States. We also offer over 100 affordable and transferable programs in high demand fields. Delgado welcomes you to study at our premier college.

Affordable ⁞ Transferable ⁞ Flexible

Nationally recognized ESL program

Delgado’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program introduces students to American and New Orleans cultures and aims to improve students’ English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in preparation for study at an American college or university.

ESL program

Affordable Tuition
and No Out-of-state fees

Delgado Community College is a diverse, dynamic, open-admission college that believes in providing high-quality education at an affordable cost. The average annual cost for Louisiana public and private 4-year colleges is $13,063. Delgado Costs about one-third, or $4,078 annually.*

*based on 2020-2022 data.

pay for college 

Study in New Orleans, Louisiana

Delgado Community College is located in the culturally rich city of New Orleans. New Orleans offers an unforgettable experience that extends beyond the classroom. Students enjoy New Orleans's international feel, delicious cooking and warm hospitatlity and weather. 

Explore new Orleans

How to get started at Delgado Community College?

First year Students

diverse group of international students

All first year students must apply to Delgado Community College, complete an International Student Application be accepted and complete all steps and pay all fees to obtain your visa. 


Fall Semester - before July 1

Spring Semester - before October 1

First-Time Student checklist

Transfer Students

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All Transfer students must submit a transfer evaluation form, apply to Delgado Community College, complete an International Student Application be accepted and submit all required documents to complete your transfer.


Fall Semester - before August 10

Spring Semester - before January 10

Summer Session - before May 10

transfer Students checklist