Admissions International

International Student Admissions

UDC is thrilled to welcome hundreds of international students to its campus each year. Washington, D.C. offers opportunities that no other American city can match

UDC Welcomes International Students

UDC provides a supportive learning environment for international students from dozens of countries from all over the world. While there are other universities located in the heart of America’s capital, UDC is one of the most affordable and welcoming places for international students to earn a degree.

In addition, UDC now offers “conditional admission” to international students who meet all of the admissions standards, except the one requiring English proficiency. This new policy opens the door to many students, who need more time and intensive study in English comprehension, writing and speaking.

The process for international students can be a lengthy one, depending on the needs of each student or applicant. Therefore, to better serve both applicants and current UDC international students, the following schedule will begin on Monday, July 13, 2015:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday – SEVIS, I-20, immigration related questions and concerns for undergraduate and graduate students

Tuesday, Thursday – new undergraduate, international applicant questions and concerns

International Students

If the following criteria are true for you, then you are in the right place and can apply to UDC as an international student:

  1. You seek either an Associate degree from UDC’s Community College or a Bachelor’s degree from UDC’s Flagship University.
  1. You plan to study full time (12 credits per term) the entire time you attend UDC.
  1. You are a foreign national who holds or intends to hold temporarily, non-immigrant visa/status in the United States of America, such as F-1, H-4, L-2, G-4, etc. (UDC accepts J-1 visas for students at the Community College who are not seeking to earn a degree.)
  1. Or, you are a “pending” permanent resident in the United States of America. (Your application for permanent resident status to the USCIS is submitted but not yet adjudicated.)

U.S. citizens (including those with dual citizenship), U.S. permanent residents, and asylees or refugees are not considered international applicants.  Please refer to the guidelines for first time in college students, transfer students, re-admit students or graduate students.

Take the Next Step, Today!

Use this step-by-step admissions guide to learn more about UDC’s admissions standards and application requirements for international students.

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