Office of Global Citizenship
- Traffic signs and signals
- Local road rules
- Safe driving techniques
- Drug and alcohol use
No appointment is needed to take the knowledge exam. When going to the DMV to take the knowledge exam, you will need the following documents:
- I-20s (original copies)
- Passport and visa
- Student ID Card
- Most recent I-94
- Social Security Card (if you have one) - You do not need a Social Security Card to obtain a Driver's License or Driver's Permit. If you do not have a Social Security Card, the DMV will have you sign a form that states you do not have this document.
- Letter of residency - The International Student Advisor can issue this letter. Please email Andrea Del Balso, including (1) Your on-campus address; (2) Your mailing address; (3) The date you need the letter.
- If you wear glasses, be sure to take them with you, or wear them.
- $10.50 for the cost of the Driver's Permit (optional)
If you fail the knowledge exam, you will need to wait 7 days before you can re-take it.
Driving Skills Test
You will be given an automatic fail if you:
- Violate any traffic law.
- Do not follow directions given to you by the examiner.
- Perform any dangerous actions while driving.
- Are responsible for an accident.
When going to the DMV to take the Driving Skills Test, you will need the same documents you took with you for the Knowledge Exam. In addition, you will need the following:
- $28 for the cost of the license
If you fail your driving test, your examiner will let you know how long you must wait before you can take it again.
PLEASE NOTE: The Office of Global Citizenship does not arrange transportation for students to and from the DMV to take the Knowledge Exam or the Driving Skills Test.
- You must have a passenger in the car who is over 21 and has a valid driver's license. This passenger helps supervise your driving.
- You can only drive between 6am and 10pm.