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We consider you an international student if you do not have U.S. citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status (Green Card holder). Applying to Dean is easy. Simply complete the following six steps by the appropriate application deadline:
Fall (September) AdmissionRegular Decision, March 15 - This is the priority deadline and rolling thereafter. Notification of admission decisions begins in mid-January. Early Action, December 1 - Apply by December 1 and receive your admissions decision by January 15.Spring (January) AdmissionDecember 1 - International applicants for January entrance should apply in mid-November.
Apply using Dean's online application, Universal College Application or a paper application. Be sure the name you provide is the same as in your passport.
Our application form includes a brief personal statement/essay but you are welcome to submit it as a separate document. You may write on any topic to demonstrate what you think and how clearly you express yourself.
Please send us an official copy of your secondary school transcript (in English) showing the courses and grades/marks you received for the most recent 3-4 years of schooling. If you have any national examination results, certificates, or diplomas, please send us official copies (in English) as well.
If English is not your first language, please arrange to take either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Second Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test and send us your results. (See our International Student FOCUS Program for score information.) The TOEFL destination code for Dean College is 3352. If English is your first language or if you have attended school for four years where English is the medium of instruction, you should sit for either the SAT or ACT standardized test and send us your results. Dean’s College Board (SAT) code is 3352. Our ACT code 1816.
One letter of recommendation is required from your college counselor or from a teacher who has taught you in an academic subject, such as English, mathematics, science, or social studies. You may send a second recommendation but only one is necessary. In order to expedite the immigration process for an I-20 Form and F-1 student visa, we also require International applicants to submit:
Please send us a copy of you passport photo ID page so we can confirm the spelling of your name and your date of birth.
Because need-based financial aid is rarely available to international students, U.S. immigration rules require you to submit financial documentation indicating that you and your family or sponsors have sufficient funds to cover one year of college expenses at Dean (currently US $55,000). Documenting your financial support can be done in one of two ways: • Submit an official bank letter (in English and, if possible, with a supporting bank statement) confirming that you have the funds to cover your college costs, or• Complete the confidential Declaration and Certification of Finances form.Be sure all financial documents are in English, in U.S. Dollars, are officially signed and stamped, and dated within six months of the start of classes. An I-20 Form will be provided only after you have been accepted, paid the enrollment deposit, and have both your passport ID page and documentation of financial support on file.
Students may transfer to Dean from other colleges and universities by completing the same 6 application steps listed above PLUS submitting their official transcript of college-level coursework. Transfer students who completed college or university courses outside the U.S. must have their transcripts translated in English and credits evaluated by a recognized agency such as World Education Services, the Center for Educational Documentation, or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Note: Please be sure to keep copies of all the documents you submit for admission. You may need to present these documents at the U.S. Embassy when you apply for a student visa or to U.S Customs and Border Protection officials when you enter the United States.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Ronn Beck, Director of International Admissions, or call 508-541-1512.
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