Design Institute welcomes applications from students from foreign countries. Proficiency of the English language must be demonstrated by at least one of the following: transcript evidence of successful completion of course work taken in the English language either at the High School or University level; residence in a country whose native language is English; evidence of written TOEFL score of 500 or higher, computerized TOEFL score of 173 or higher, internet-based TOEFL score of 61 or higher, or an IELTS score of 6 or higher.
High School and college transcripts must be presented in English translation, and a grade point average of C (2.0) or better must have been earned. International students must provide verification of educational credentials from an approved international credentials' evaluation service. In addition, international students must provide a verification of financial status, two academic references, and submit an application fee of $25. Those interested in an International Student Application should contact the Director of Admissions.
Design Institute is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. A Certificate of Eligibility Form (I-20) will be issued after the applicant has submitted all admission's material and the tuition deposit has been accepted by the college.
Visa services and English language instruction are not provided.
Design Institute will gladly assist international applicants in the application process. All international applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions with questions regarding admissions, immigration advisement, and U.S. cultural or practical matters.
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NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT
Design Institute of San Diego (DI) does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. DI also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIX@disd.edu. For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/index.html.