Before applying to Dalton State, future students should read and understand the requirements for admission. Find the category that best describes you and click on the link for specific requirements.

Lawful Presence

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requires all institutions to verify the lawful presence in the United States of all admitted and readmitted students entering Dalton State in the fall 2011 semester or later.

BOR Policy 4.3.4:

“University System institution shall verify the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted person applying for resident tuition status (in-state tuition).”

How can students verify lawful presence?

  • Students who file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are eligible for federal student aid will have their lawful presence verified as part of the FAFSA process.
  • All students may provide one of the following legal documents to the Office of Admissions to satisfy the lawful verification requirement.
    • A Certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy provided by the student is not acceptable.
    • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).
    • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
    • A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240).
    • A current U.S. Passport.
    • A current Driver’s License/ID issued by the State of Georgia and valid for at least two years. A limited term license/ID is not acceptable.
    • A current ID issued by the State of Georgia.
    • A current military ID (service member only, not dependent). Documented using the Confirmation of Review of Military ID Worksheet – A photocopy is not acceptable
    • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551).

Student Health Insurance Plan

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and US Federal Regulations require that F-1 students within the University System of Georgia have health insurance coverage.  The Board of Regents has contracted with United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR) to provide a Student Health Plan (SHIP) for students attending colleges and universities within the system.  International students in F-1 visa status attending Dalton State College are required to have health insurance in accordance with this University System of Georgia policy. Dalton State College Procedures and Instructions for International Students in the Mandatory SHIP UHCSR Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Enroll in the Mandatory Student Health Insurance Plan (F-1 Students ONLY):

  • Contents
  • Create an Account
  • Enrollment Form – OPT Students (F-1 Students ONLY)
  • Enrollment Form – Dependents of International Students (F-1 Students ONLY)
  • Enrollment Form – Dependents of OPT Students (F-1 Students ONLY)
  • FAQs
  • Helpful Resources and Forms
  • Health Insurance 101
  • Policy Brochure
  • View Claims

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UHCSR:

Other Information: Forms, Important Dates and Contacts

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Contact Us


The Dalton State College Office of Enrollment Services is dedicated to providing superior customer service to current and prospective students, parents, and all individuals utilizing our services.  We look forward to assisting you.

Dalton State College
Office of Admission
650 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720
Phone: 706-272-4436
Toll Free: 800.829.4436
Fax: 706.272.2530
[email protected]

Important Dates

Applications for Admission and ALL supporting documents required for admission must be received by the respective deadline date. All documentation must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered for admission for that term.

Spring 2024 Semester Deadline: December 1

Summer 2024 Semester Deadline: May 1

Fall 2024 Semester Deadline: July 1

Tuition must be paid in full by the payment deadline. If financial aid does not cover your full tuition and fees, you must pay the remaining balance by noon on the payment deadline day. Visit the academic calendar for the most current deadline dates.

Fall 2023 deadline: Thursday, August 17 at noon


Class Start Dates:

Spring 2024– Monday, January 08, 2024, is the first day of classes for Spring A & B sessions.