• Admissions Requirements

    Del Mar College uses an applicant's Social Security number as a permanent reference number. If you don't have a Social Security number, you may either obtain one or the Office of the Registrar will assign a unique matriculation number upon request.

    All students are eligible to take advantage of On-Campus and On-line registration as long as all admission requirements are met. Five working days are required to prepare and complete admission files for early registration.  

    First Time College Students

    In order to register, you must have a complete admission file. Your admission file consists of the following documents required by various federal and state agencies and Del Mar College:

    1. All students must complete the Application for Admission to Del Mar College either online through the Texas Common Application Web site at www.applytexas.org (click on "Create a new 2 year application") or by completing a paper application which can be obtained from the Admissions Office.
    2. Provide documentation of a meningitis vaccination if you are 21 years of age or younger and have not been enrolled for a least one fall or spring semester at Del Mar College. Why is this required?   
    3. Provide official high school transcript or GED test scores.
    4. Meet assessment requirements. Student are required to complete a Pre Assessment Activity (PAA) prior to registering for the exam. Visit www.delmar.edu/tsi  for further instructions. Upon completion of the PAA, you may contact the Testing Office at (361)698-1645 to schedule your exam.
    5. Show proof of Texas residency.
    6. You must see an advisor before registering for classes. See advising page for further instructions.

    Returning Students (12-Month or More Absence)

    In order to register, you must have a complete admission file. Your admission file consists of the following documents required by various federal and state agencies and Del Mar College:

    1. All students must complete the Application for Admission to Del Mar College either online through the Texas Common Application Web site at www.applytexas.org (click on “Create a new 2 year application”) or by completing a paper application which can be obtained from the Admissions Office.
    2. Provide documentation of a meningitis vaccination if you are 21 years of age or younger and have not been enrolled for a least one fall or spring semester at Del Mar College. Why is this required?   
    3. Provide official transcripts to the Office of Admissions for any college(s) you have attended since your last enrollment at Del Mar College.
    4. Show proof of Texas residency.
    5. Meet assessment requirements.*
    6. If you have less than 24 semester hours, you must see an advisor. 

    Continuing Students

    1. Make sure that your admission file is complete and your record is clear of all holds. 
    2. If you have less than 24 college-level semester hours, you must see your advisor to register (see Advising). 

    Transfer Students

    In order to register, you must have a complete admission file. Your admission file consists of the following documents required by various federal and state agencies and Del Mar College:

    1. All students must complete the Application for Admission to Del Mar College either online through the Texas Common Application Web site at www.applytexas.org (click on “Create a new 2 year application”) or by completing a paper application which can be obtained from the Admissions Office.
    2. Provide documentation of a meningitis vaccination if you are 21 years of age or younger and have not been enrolled for a least one fall or spring semester at Del Mar College. Why is this required?   
    3. Provide official transcripts to the Office of Admissions for any college(s) you have attended.
    4. If you have no college credit, you must send an official high school transcript.
    5. Show proof of Texas residency.
    6. Meet assessment requirements.*
    7. If you have less than 24 college-level semester hours, you must see an advisor. 

    Transient Students (attending Del Mar for the summer only)

    1. All students must complete the Application for Admission to Del Mar College either online through the Texas Common Application Web site at www.applytexas.org (click on “Create a new 2 year application”) or by completing a paper application which can be obtained from the Admissions Office.
    2. Provide documentation of a meningitis vaccination if you are 21 years of age or younger and have not been enrolled for a least one fall or spring semester at Del Mar College.   
    3. Provide official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions from the most recent college you have attended.
    4. Provide assessment scores.
    5. If you are a former Del Mar student, you only need to complete the application for admission.

    Dual-Credit Students (High School)

    1. All students must complete the Application for Admission to Del Mar College either online through the Texas Common Application Web site at www.applytexas.org (click on "Create a new 2 year application") or by completing a paper application which can be obtained from the Admissions Office.
    2. Contact your high school counselor for eligibility.
    3. Provide documentation of a meningitis vaccination if you are 21 years of age or younger and have not been enrolled for a least one fall or spring semester at Del Mar College. Why is this required?   
    4. Complete the Dual Credit application form.
    5. Complete and sign the Del Mar College Application for Admission.
    6. Provide an official high school transcript.
    7. Meet assessment requirements. Student are required to complete a Pre Assessment Activity (PAA) prior to registering for the exam. Visit www.delmar.edu/tsi  for further instructions. Upon completion of the PAA, you may contact the Testing Office at (361)698-1645 to schedule your exam.

    International Students

    If you are an international student wishing to study at Del Mar College, you must complete the following procedures to be considered for admission. Once you obtain your F-1 or M-1 visa and begin studies, you must comply with all international student regulations in order to maintain the status of your visa and remain enrolled.

    International Application Priority Deadline       
                 
    Visa Type         Fall Deadline   Spring Deadline   Summer Deadline 
     F-1 New Students        June 1  October 1  N/A
                 
     F-1 Transfer from            
     another US college/university        July 1  November 1  April 1

    Submit all of the following documents:

    1. Completed application for admission
    2. Documentation of a meningitis vaccination if you are 21 years of age or younger and have not been enrolled for a least one fall or spring semester at Del Mar College. Why is this required?   
    3. Official transcripts showing completion of secondary education or college work. If you wish to use credits obtained from an institution outside the boundaries and territories of the United States toward a certificate or degree from Del Mar College, a course-by-course evaluation must be completed. If you would like your coursework evaluated, see the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) www.naces.org website for an approved agency. These agencies are independent and not affiliated with Del Mar College. Del Mar College reserves the right to determine acceptability and/or placement of international academic credit. Evaluation by an international evaluation agency does not guarantee acceptance or use at Del Mar College.
    4. Financial statement showing proof of funds of at least $18,000 per academic year to cover your educational and living expenses
    5. Copy of your passport information (name, passport number, citizenship, etc.)
    6. The language of instruction at Del Mar College is English. If English is not your native language, you must submit official scores on a language proficiency exam from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). http://www.ets.org/toefl Test takers should provide the following address to have their official scores sent to Del Mar College. 
    Del Mar College
    Office of Admissions
    101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

    Minimum score
    The following scores will be used to determine eligibility:
    • TOEFL paper 550; TOEFL IBT 79; TOEIC 780; or Academic IELTS overall band score 6.5 allows students to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test for admission into college-transfer courses. Scores are valid for two years.
    • Students who have recently taken approved college assessment tests (ACT, SAT, STAAR, TAKS, TAAS) may be exempt from all, or part of, the TSI Assessment. See Assessment Requirements for more information.
    • Students who do not meet one of the above requirements for English proficiency, must take the ESOL Program's placement test for admission into the ESOL Program. Minimum scores on approved ESOL tests for admission into the Del Mar College ESOL Program are: TOEFL 347; TOEFL IBT 19, IELTS 2, TOEIC 255, COMPASS/ESL 42. Scores are valid for two years. You will be referred to the ESOL Program for testing and evaluation. Before beginning your academic program, you must take the Texas Success Initiative placement test.

    Upon admission, you will be issued the I-20 form. Present this form and the receipt for the I-901 fee when you apply for your student visa.

    If you are an international student transferring from a U.S. college or university, you must provide a transfer/transient clearance form, a current I-94, I-20, and a passport in addition to the documents listed above. DMC will not accept an international student with a "terminated" status in SEVIS.

    You must show proficiency in English. Before beginning your academic program, you must take the Texas State Initiative (TSI) placement test.

    Del Mar College requires that international students maintain full-time enrollment for the fall and spring terms of an academic year. Enrollment in the summer terms is optional. Summer terms may have limited course availability and full-time enrollment is not guaranteed. Enrollment in the fall and spring will ensure the student's full-time status and their continued academic progress.

    Del Mar College does not provide housing. There are a number of real estate agents and housing locator services in Corpus Christi that may assist you in securing accommodations.

    As an F-1 or an M-1 student, you are not eligible for financial aid. However, you may be eligible to apply for scholarships. Also, you may not work without permission. If you are in an academic program, you may be eligible to work part-time on campus. After one academic year you may be eligible to work off campus; however, specific criteria must be met and authorization is required by the U.S. government. For more information, email enroll@delmar.edu.