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International Students

Thank you for making a decision to apply to Dordt College! You should find everything you need to apply on this page, but if you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Curtis Taylor or Mrs. Corinne Hentges for assistance with your application.

To allow ample time for the application process, you should complete and submit an application for admission a minimum of three months in advance of the semester that you would like to enter Dordt College. For the fall semester, the preferred deadline is April 1, although maximum financial aid consideration is given to applicants who are admitted prior to January 15. For the spring semester, the preferred deadline is October 1.  

Complete an application: Completing an application is free for all international applicants. To apply online now, create an account and begin an application.

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ACT or SAT Scores: All students must submit official copies of their scores on either the ACT or SAT in order to be approved for admission to Dordt College. Scanned copies may be sent for review, but official copies or notation on official high school transcripts will be required before an I-20 can be issued.

The minimum ACT composite score required for admission to Dordt College is 19. The minimum SAT composite required for admission is 1380.

Dordt College's ACT College code is 1301. To request that your score report be sent to Dordt College, visit the ACT Report Request page.

Dordt College's College Board (SAT) code is 6171. To request that your score report be sent to Dordt College, visit the SAT Report Request page.

Transcripts of high school or university coursework: Dordt College requires the submission of official English transcripts of all high school (grades 9-12) and prior university coursework. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale is required of all students for admission.

To have an official transcript sent to Dordt College, contact the counselor or registrar of the high school(s) and/or university(s) you have attended and request that they mail a transcript to Dordt College. Click here to download the Transcript Request Form from Dordt College. Transcripts are not considered official if they are sent by the student. Scanned copies may be sent for review, but official copies will be required before an I-20 is issued.

The mailing address is:

Dordt College Office of Global Education
498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697 USA

English-language proficiency: Dordt College requires a score of at least 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or a 6.5 band on the IELTS for admission of international students for whom English is not their first language.

Scanned copies of test results may be sent for review, but official copies will be required before an I-20 is issued. An exception may be made for non-native speakers who have been schooled in English-speaking settings for seven years or more, or who have sufficient scores on the English-language portions of either the ACT or SAT tests.

Statement of faith and essay: All students are required to sign and indicate their agreement to the Statement of Faith that is included in the Application for Admission to Dordt College. 

International students may also be interviewed or asked to submit a brief (350 to 500) word essay about their faith background and why they are interested in studying within the Christian setting at Dordt College. For further information about the essay, please contact Dr. Curtis Taylor.