Welcome to Dean College!

New to Dean College

Will you be a first-year college student? Are you transferring from another college or university? Do you live abroad and are looking for a place to study in the United States? Were you homeschooled for your secondary education? Or maybe you are currently employed and looking to finish your degree on a part-time basis. Would you like to spend your first year abroad? Whatever the case, Dean College can assist you with reaching your educational goals. 

What Type of Student Am I?

Type of Student Description
First-Year College Student You are in your final year of high school or you haven't taken college courses since graduating.
Transfer Student You attended college after high school.
International Student You are not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Homeschool Student You completed your education at home.
Part-Time Student You would like to attend on a part-time basis (1 to 3 courses per semester).
First Year Abroad (FYA) Student You would like to launch your post-high school career abroad. Learn more about FYA with CIEE and Dean.


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First-Year Students

Get ready for the journey of a lifetime. At Dean College, you’ll find the people and resources who will help you make your dreams a reality.

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Transfer Students

With a flexible transfer credit policy and exceptional advising, Dean is the perfect place for transfer students to continue their college education.

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International Students

Our faculty and staff create a supportive learning environment that makes us an ideal place for your American college experience.

First-Generation Students

More than 30% of all our undergraduate students are first-generation students. Learn more about resources for our first-generation students.

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Homeschool Students

The small close-knit community at Dean will be the perfect next step as you transition to a college atmosphere.

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First Year Abroad

Dean College is opening doors for students at home and around the world. Launch your high school career abroad with the First Year Abroad program.

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Part-Time Students

Complete a degree or certificate program on your own terms. No matter where you are on your educational journey, we will meet you there!