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 International Student Program
Admission Requirements

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Applications may be submitted up to six months before the deadline.


Summer Session

Students with English proficiency - April 1

June 13 - August 5, 2016

Fall Semester

Students with English proficiency - May 1

ESL students - June 15

August 22 - December 16, 2016

Spring Semester

Students with English proficiency - October 1

ESL students - November 15

January 19 - May 25, 2016


Application Instructions

Step 1: Complete the International Student Online Application for Admission

Step 2:  Submit Required Documents

1.  Passport Identification Page

  • Submit a copy of your passport ID page.

2.  Diploma and Transcripts

  • Submit diploma or leaving certificate and official (original) transcripts from secondary schooling.
  • If you have have completed college level coursework or degree in the United States, submit an official transcript.
  • Transcripts from foreign olleges or universities are optional. Delta College credit cannot be given for coursework completed outside the U.S. 
  • If the original language is not English, a certified English translation must accompany all documents.

3Proof of English Proficiency/Skill Level

  • Proof of English language proficiency/skill level is required of all students.  You may submit score reports from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or you may choose Conditional Admission (see below for details).
    • TOEFL or IELTS:  Submit official score report.


    Test Type


    Admission Status


    500 or higher

    Unconditional - ESL not required

      Less than 500 Conditional Admission - ESL required


    173 or higher

    Unconditional - ESL not required

      Less than 172 Conditional Admission - ESL required


    61 or higher

    Unconditional - ESL not required

      Less than 61 Conditional Admission - ESL required


    Admission Status

      6.0 or higher Unconditional - ESL not required
      Less than 6.0 Conditional Admission - ESL required
    • Conditional Admission:  You may be admitted on the condition that you score Level 83 on the College’s English as a Second Language (ESL) test, which you will be scheduled to take on your arrival. If you do not meet the minimum level you will not be eligible for admission to the College.  Your options would be to either transfer to another school within 30 days of your arrival in the US or return home.  Your essay (see requirement six) will be used to determine preliminary ESL level placement to insure you are able to achieve a minimum of level 83. 
    • English Primary Language:  This requirement is waived if you are from a country that uses English as the primary language in its education system or if you have completed appropriate language courses at a U.S. college or university.

4.  Proof of Financial Support

  • Submit proof of financial support issued within the last six (6) months, showing that you meet the minimum estimated expenses required for F-1 students, currently $17000.  See F-1 Student Expenses for complete details.  All documentation (bank statements, etc.) must be in English.  
  • Select one of the following methods to provide proof of financial support:
    • F-1 Student Sponsor Form and required documentation, either a letter from a bank official or balance statement confirming the account holder’s name and the amount of funds available. Use this form if the applicant or sponsor account balance(s) meet the minimum amount required.
    • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, including required supporting documentation.  Please read and follow the instructions carefully. Use this form only if the financial sponsor does not have the minimum amount required available in a bank account but has the means to provide the required financial support (bank balance(s) and income).
    • A financial support letter from a government agency or scholarship award letter.

5.  Essay

  • Submit a one-page essay that describes your reason for applying to SJDC, including your educational background and goals.
  • The essay must be written in English and must be an original and true representation of your writing and language skills.

6.  Application Processing Fee

  • Submit the $50 application processing fee. 
  • Payment is not refundable and must be an international money order, cashier’s check, or personal check payable to SJDC. We cannot accept money transfers or bank drafts. 
  • If you would like to pay by credit/debit card please complete the Credit/Debit Charge Authorization Form and submit it by fax or email; MasterCard or Visa only.

7.  Transfer Students

  • If you are an F-1 student currently attending another college, university, or language school in the U.S., you are eligible for transfer if you have maintained F-1 Visa status.
  • The following documents are also required:

8.  Submitting Required Documents

  • All documents become the property of SJDC and will not be copied or returned.
  • Submit required documents by email, fax, or mail. Emailed documents must be scanned - pictures taken with a mobile device will not be accepted.

    International Student Program

    5151 Pacific Ave, Box 102

    Stockton, CA 95207-6370


  • Allow 10 business days for processing after all required documents are received.  Your acceptance packet, including the Form I-20, will be mailed to the current mailing address from your application. Standard mail delivery will take approximately 14-21 days.

  • Express Mail Option:  Express mail service through the U.S. Postal Service is available for an additional fee of $46.50 for 3-5 day delivery or $76.50 for 1-3 day guaranteed delivery. The fee is payable by credit card and can be included on the same Credit/Debit Charge Authorization Form as the Application Processing Fee.

Contact Us:

Ms. Melissa Black
International Student Program Specialist, PDSO

Phone: (209) 954-5151 X6126
Fax: (209) 954-3754

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Office Location:
DeRicco Student Services Building, Room 132
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM;
Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mailing Address:
San Joaquin Delta College
International Student Program
5151 Pacific Avenue, Box 102
Stockton, CA 95207-6370



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San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 954-5151