Application for International Students


This application for undergraduate admission will become part of your permanent record at Dakota Wesleyan University. Dakota Wesleyan University welcomes faculty, staff, students and visitors of all faiths and promotes a policy of nondiscrimination in all areas with respect to age, race, sex, creed, color, national and ethnic origins, religious preferences, disabilities, backgrounds, and lifestyle choices.

To apply for admission to Dakota Wesleyan University as an international student (F-1 status), you must submit:

  1. This application for admission.
  2. Official academic records from all secondary schools and postsecondary education. Official transcripts from all international secondary and post-secondary institutions must be evaluated, course by course, by Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Evaluations (InCRED) before your official acceptance for admission. It is your responsibility to complete and pay for the application process.
  3. Proof of English proficiency
    • For international students whose native language is not English, you must verify English proficiency by:
      • taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Submit the official TOEFL examination scores to Dakota Wesleyan University (School Code 6155). You must score at least 500 (paper-based), 200 (computer-based) or 71 (internet-based).
      OR OR
      • Submit a Duolingo Score. You must score a 100 or higher on this test.
  4. As proof of financial support, we require the DWU Statement of Financial Responsibility for International Students form be competed in full and mailed with appropriate documentation to DWU Admissions.
    This form can be found here.

Fall Semester: June 15
Spring Semester: October 1
All paper work needs to be submitted before this date. Not just this form

Personal Data

Legal Name as it appears on your Passport or other legal documents

Current Mailing Address

Educational Data

Institution 1
Institution 2
Institution 3
Test Information
Indicate scores and dates you have taken (or plan to take) either of the following tests

Enrollment Data

University policy requires that full-time, unmarried students under the age of 21 reside on campus. This policy does not apply to students living with their parents within a 40 mile radius of campus, or students with dependent children.


Please list the adults who are legally responsible for you and/or have rights to your information. If a minor, this is usually one or both biological parents when living.
Parent/Guardian 1

Parent/Guardian 2

Status relative to each other

Please give names and ages of your brothers or sisters. If they have attended college, give the names of the institution and degree earned.

More About You

(Check all that apply)


The university reserves the right to deny admission or continued enrollment to any student who imposes an unreasonable risk of harm to the health, safety, welfare or property of the university, members of the university community or him/herself.

Dakota Wesleyan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (312)263-0456,, South Dakota Department of Education, South Dakota Board of Nursing, National League for Nursing, United Methodist University Senate, and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The university is approved by the state of South Dakota on the basis of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education Certification (NASDTEC) standards.