International Students

Applying for Student Visa
Dallas International School (DIS) was the first private educational institution in North Texas to offer high school students the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program. The IB program is taught, recognized and highly respected in 125 countries throughout the world. While encouraging students to think independently and enriching their cultural awareness, the program gives the graduates the education and credentials to excel at the world's best colleges and succeed in a marketplace where international skills and global perspectives are increasingly important. Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is taught by a team of certified teachers who are experienced in multilingual and multicultural settings.

DIS IB students receive college credit or placement for much of their course work, as well as experience in a collegiate learning environment.

Requirements for International Applicants Applying for Student Visa (F-1)
International students must fulfill all the requirements listed for all applicants and the program for which they are applying to. In addition, they must all submit the following:

  • Certified translations of school transcripts (last three years of report cards), if not in English. All international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved credential evaluation service showing course-by-course detail and lower/upper division breakdown. Students who have studied in the French Educational System are exempt from this requirement.

  • Confirmation of Financial Resources form must be submitted. Some students may be required to participate in a telephone interview. Must have a host family to stay with and Proof of Health Insurance Coverage in the USA. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 197 on the computer test or 71 on the internet test (iBT) is preferred. Scores must be from June 2018 or later.
Students who do not have the preferred TOEFL score or never took the test can submit IELTS results in lieu of TOEFL. Other English language tests may also be accepted to help us assess the applicant’s English language skills. Under special circumstances, students who have already been accepted to the program may be required to attend our Intensive English Prep Course for International High School Students.

Grades 9-12 (3ème - Terminale)
International Baccalaureate (IB): Language of instruction: English
Completed DIS Application Form
School Records (last three years of report cards)
2 teacher's recommendation letters
Results of the standardized test scores -ISEE, TAKS, STAAR, etc. (if available)
Applicants whose applications are complete will be scheduled to have an interview with the IB coordinator. The interview is conducted either in person or through Skype video.
Applicants may also be required to take and pass tests in specific subject areas such as English, math, science and foreign languages.

French Baccalaureate (FB): Language of instruction: French
Completed DIS Application Form
School Records (last three years of report cards)
Copy of the applicant’s passport
Copy of the livret de famille (French Citizens)
Certificate de radiation (Exeat) from the applicant’s last school
11th & 12th grade applicants must indicate "S" or "ES" as their filière on the application
12th grade applicants must indicate their "enseignement de spécialité" on the application, and submit their Première (11th grade) grades.

Lower School Campus

6039 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230
Tel: (972) 991-6379; Fax: (972) 991-6608

Upper School Campus

17811 Waterview Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75252
Tel: (469) 250-0001; Fax: (214) 570-4900