Students at Miami Dade


Welcome to Miami Dade College. Our international students represent 94 countries and 41 languages, and each one of those students receives one-on-one support from our International Apply at MDCStudent Services Department. The staff will help you with the admissions process and monitor your academic progress and compliance as you pursue your educational goals at Miami Dade College.
Services provided by the department include:

  • Providing admissions information for international students
  • Processing admissions requests for international students
  • Processing international students’ requests for employment, transfer, Social Security numbers, signing Form I-20, etc.

Where Should You Begin?  You should begin the admission process at the earliest possible date but no later than three months before the start of the term for which you are applying. You must submit the following documents: 

  • Completed international student application for admission, official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Statement of financial resources
  • Official educational transcripts, and documents with English translations

You must list all foreign and U.S. educational institutions attended (including secondary schools) with graduation dates. Official transcripts must indicate the name and address of the educational institution, subjects studied, grades earned with grading system explanation, time period for each subject, examinations passed, and certificates, diplomas, and degrees received at all secondary, college, university, and professional schools attended. It is helpful, and sometimes required, to have a catalog or syllabus mailed from each foreign institution attended to the campus Office of Admissions, Miami Dade College, for transfer credit evaluation. Find out more about English language requirements, required statements of financial resources, campus housing, and U.S. immigration requirements.

Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.