Congratulations on your acceptance to Dickinson College! Joining the Dickinson community means joining an array of students and dedicated faculty members committed to the continuous study of and engagement with other cultures and societies. The close-knit environment at the college encourages self-expression and growth, while fostering an understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of the people who surround us. We look forward to assisting you as you prepare to leave your native country to study in the United States.


The first step in preparing to enter Dickinson is to formally accept the offer of admission by submitting your enrollment deposit by May 1. You may submit your enrollment deposit using a U.S.-based credit card or without a credit card. After submitting your enrollment deposit, be sure to visit the Orientation page for important information.

Financial Information

Understanding United States college costs is important for you and your family. Please note that a current breakdown of the annual cost of attendance, including the international student health insurance and student activities fee, can be found on the financial operations page. These costs are updated every March for the upcoming academic year.

Visa Information

Most international students at Dickinson hold an F-1 visa which gives them permission to live in the United States while pursuing an academic degree. If you do not live in the U.S. (and are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident), you need to apply for an F-1 visa. You initiate this process by submitting documentation to Dickinson to confirm your eligibility for the visa, and our staff will advise you how to proceed. If you already live in the United States with an F-1 visa, we will transfer the visa sponsorship from your current school to Dickinson. We also have information about other visa types. Learn more on the Visa page.


Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns. We have several options available:

Resources about Carlisle, Pa.

Dickinson's campus is only a few short blocks from the town square in historic downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Part of the metropolitan region of Harrisburg, the state capital, Carlisle is close to all major East Coast cities, including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. To see campus up close, take a video tour with our tour guides and explore other virtual visit options.