International Students

International Students


International Students at Danville Area Community College

Students from all origins are welcome to study at Danville Area Community College. We are authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. An international student is not a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

To be admitted to DACC as an international student, the following steps must be completed:

  • Complete the equivalent of a high school (secondary) education which normally means the completion of twelve (12) years of schooling and the applicant is at least eighteen (18) years of age;
  • Have a mastery of the English language with a score of a 61 or better on the Internet based TOEFL test. An IELTS score of 5.5 or Pearson language test score of 44 or higher.
  • Complete a Preliminary Application for International Students;
  • Provide original official transcripts covering all school work (high school and college) completed with official English translations;
  • Provide an affidavit or bank statement stipulating that adequate finances are available while studying in the United States. (See Tuition & Living Expenses Below)

International Student Information:

  • International students must carry a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester. Since no grants are available to international students, it is essential that students from outside the United States have sufficient funds to cover their expenses while in this country.
  • International students may apply for DACC scholarships, but are still required to provide financial documents.
  • International students are accepted on the basis of available space in the various educational programs. Students must be aware that some programs have a separate application deadline.
  • Enrollment into courses will be determined by placement assessment scores and personal evaluations (if needed). Students deficient in English language skills will not be accepted.
  • DACC does not have student housing. However, apartments and other housing are available in the Danville Area. 

Student & Exchange Visitor Program Fee (Not DACC FEE):

All individuals receiving a SEVIS Form I-20 (as of 9/1/04) is required to pay a $290.00 fee. The purpose of the fee is to cover the costs for the continued operation of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. The SEVIS fee must be paid and fully processed before the applicant arrives at the consulate for the visa interview.

Tuition & Living Expenses:

Starting with the Spring 2023 semester, the International Student tuition rate will be $270.00 per credit hour. Students are also responsible for course fees, textbooks, supplies, and personal living expenses. See below for an academic year:

Tuition & Fees (2 Semesters, or 30 hours)
Textbooks & Supplies
Room & Board (estimate at $300 per month)
Personal Expenses ($175.00 per month)

* Student Athletes are also required to pay for their own health insurance. DACC does not offer student insurance. For pre-application purposes, please add $1,000 (an estimated amount) to the $14,500 total to cover private health insurance costs.

* Please note the living expenses are based on a twelve (12) month academic year. Students who do not plan on remaining in the United States for the full year can reduce their room and board and personal expenses accordingly.