International Office Staff

Carisa AshDirector of International Student Services; Director of Services for Students with Disabilities; Adjunct Professor in Educational Ministries and Leadership 214-887-5368 Schedule Appointment
Keighty PattonAssistant to the Director of International Student Services 214-887-5369

International Student Application Process

From Application to Beginning the Semester

Once the student has proven funding and submitted the required documents, the International Office will be able to create the required immigration documents and mail them to the student.

When these documents arrive, the student can schedule an appointment at the local US Embassy to apply for a Student Visa. Visa must be obtained by July 1.

After the visa has been approved, the student will be able to make the necessary arrangements for moving to DTS.

Housing Arrangements
  • We highly encourage all international students to apply for on-campus housing. (You can contact the Housing Office at housing@dts.edu)
  • If an international student’s visa has been approved by May 15, they can be added to the “International Priority Waiting List” within housing for the Fall Semester.
  • If the student’s visa has not been approved by May 15, then they will be added to the normal waitlist within housing.
Travel Arrangements
  • Purchase your airfare.

The incoming students will be in contact with the International Student Services throughout this process; however, if there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at internationaloffice@dts.edu

The Monday before classes begin, there will be an international orientation

  • This orientation is separate from the New Student Orientation hosted by Student Life.
  • At the International Orientation, we will do our best to help answer questions and give you some specific guidelines for international students. 
  • We will also try to assist the students as they navigate living in a new culture.

Per government regulations, all international students and their family members are required to be tested for tuberculosis. The International Student Services will provide additional details upon full acceptance.

In order to maintain status as an F-1 Visa Holder, the student must register for at least 12 credited hours per Fall/Spring Semester (9 of those credited hours must be taken in person, on campus).

All international students are required to register for RS100 during their first semester at DTS.

Important Dates

January 28: Incoming students must receive preliminary acceptance to apply for the scholarship.

January 31: International student scholarship deadline.

September 15: International application deadline.

October 1: Funding must be proven & Transfer application due. 

October 15: Visa must be obtained for DTS housing.

November 1: Must receive F-1 visa in order to start US in the fall.

December 1: Funding must be proven for transfer students. 

December 15: All transfer paperwork must be filed from the other school.

Helpful Information

Helpful information for international students can be found at:

www.educationusa.state.gov

https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students

Contact Information

International Office

internationaloffice@dts.edu

214-887-5369