Dalian American International School

Admissions Procedure

We are delighted that you are considering Dalian American International School for your child’s education. Our school serves the PreK-12 educational needs of the children of foreign residents who hold a valid foreign passport and are living in Dalian, China and neighboring areas. DAIS is committed to providing a positive and nurturing environment that promotes learning and discovery. Optimum student/teacher ratios are maintained to provide students with the support they need to fully develop their skills and talents. Please click the button below to start the application process.

Should you wish to apply to Dalian American International School, please follow these guidelines. 

Step 1Make an Application

A complete application consists of the following:

Step Information Notes / Grades
1 Completed Application Form All grades
2 Completed student’s Medical History forms All grades, except for Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten
3 Copy of applicant’s Immunization Records
4 Submit Permission to Release School Records (must be given to student’s current school)
5 Official School Records (in English) for past three years, including standardized test scores
6 School Recommendation from previous school
7 Completed Student Questionnaire
8 Copy of applicant’s Birth Certificate and Passport For citizens of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, a copy of a valid Temporary Residence Permit must also be included (all grades)
9 Copy of Valid Chinese Residence Permit (including appropriate visa for meeting DAIS requirements)
10 One 2-inch photo, attached to first page of application forms All grades, if applicable
11 Payment of non-refundable application fee. All grades, if applicable

Step 2Application is Reviewed

The Admissions Office will review the application and contact you. As each applicant’s situation is different, the Admission’s Office may need additional documentation to process the application.

Step 3Admissions Testing

In some cases, additional admissions testing may be necessary to make admissions and placement decisions. The Admissions Review Team will ensure DAIS can support individual student learning needs. The Admissions Office will be in contact if additional testing is necessary.

Step 4Notification

Once all application documentation is complete, the Admissions Review Team will review the student file. Families should be notified of acceptance within a week of receiving a completed application.

DAIS Contact Info

General School Admissions

2 Dianchi Road
Golden Pebble Beach
Jinzhou New District
Dalian, P.R. China 116650

+86 (411) 8757-2000

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