On September 5th, 2017, action was taken by the U.S. Government to begin the phasing out of DACA. The U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) is no longer accepting initial or renewal requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. For further information, please visit the
USCIS website. Individuals can call the USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 with questions or to request more information on DACA. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: TTY 800-767-1833.
"The core mission of higher education is the advancement of knowledge, people, and society. As educational leaders, we are committed to upholding free inquiry and education in our colleges and universities, and to providing the opportunity for all our students to pursue their learning and life goals."
- The Pomona College Letter
DMACC welcomes all students, regardless of immigration status. Your status does not exclude you from being admitted to the college.
Getting Started at DMACC
You can apply to DMACC by completing the DMACC Application for Admission.
Need to speak to someone about the Admissions process? Please contact the Admissions Office at 515-965-7337 or 1-800-362-2127 ext. 7337 (option 3).
English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction is offered at the noncredit and credit level. This program provides quality ESL instruction to speakers of other languages so that they may succeed in academic, work, or career programs.
You do not need to apply for Admission for noncredit ESL courses. The courses are free!
Noncredit ESL program information and registration
Need more information about the ESL program at DMACC? Please contact
My Tran at (515) 697-7815.
The HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) is an assessment of skills and knowledge comparable to those of a high school graduate. It is not to be considered a substitute for completing high school and earning a diploma. It is an alternative for those who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to finish high school. HiSET has replaced GED in the state of Iowa as the assessment tool used to award the High School Equivalency Diploma.
You do not need to apply for Admission for HiSET courses. The courses are free!
» HiSET program information and registration
Need more information about the HiSET program at DMACC? Please contact
My Tran at (515) 697-7815.
You will qualify for in-state tuition and fees if you provide proof you have graduated from an Iowa high school and meet the DMACC in-state residency requirements.
- You must provide a copy of your final high school transcript to the Admissions Office.
- You must also establish residency in Iowa 90 days prior to the start of the semester. If you are not a resident of Iowa, please review our Residency Requirements for more information.
» Requirements for proof of residency
Need to speak to someone regarding eligibility for In-State tuition/Residency Requirements? Please contact
Debbie Wagner at 515-964-6320.