International Students

Davis & Elkins College is known for its family atmosphere, and that includes students from around the world. In fact, about 10 percent of the student body is comprised of international students.

Application Process

International students seeking admission must possess academic preparation equivalent to an American high school diploma and command of the English language sufficient to participate in a full program of study.

Students who are not United States citizens must submit the following:

  1. FREE admission application.
  2. Official transcript(s) in English, indicating the student's secondary school work and college work, if appropriate. 
  3. Official copy of ONE of the following exams:
    • TOEFL examination – a paper based TOEFL (PBT) score of 500 or an Internet based TOEFL (iBT) score of 61 is required for acceptance. (D&E Code: 5151)
    • SAT test – a minimum score of 870 in the math and verbal sections is required for acceptance. (D&E Code: 5151)
    • IELTS exam – a minimum score of 5.0 is required for acceptance.
  4. International student certification of finances form along with a current bank statement.

An I-20 can only be issued once you have been granted acceptance, official documentation of financial support has been received, and a $2,200 non-refundable deposit has been made. The deposit will reserve your place in the incoming class.

Financial Aid 

Although international students are not eligible for educational funding from the United States government (i.e. grants, loans, etc.), you may qualify for any number of Davis & Elkins College institutional scholarships. The information provided during the application process will determine your scholarship eligibility.


D&E’s dedicated international student enrollment adviser can help answer any questions you might have about the admission process or programs offered. You can also explore this site to find out more.

Once you’re on campus, D&E’s director of international student services will help you navigate through college life in the United States. You might also be interested in the College’s host family program.