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International Student

International student is defined as a citizen or national of a foreign country who is in possession of or wishes to apply for an F-1 visa to study in the United States. Non-U.S. citizens currently living in the U.S. with no valid documented immigration status are considered International students.

Application deadlines: Fall – May 1st; Spring – November 1st; Summer – April 1st


Application Checklist:

  • Completed and signed Apply Texas Application with International Student status checked.
  • $75.00 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official TOEFL score report sent directly from ETS
  • Course-by-course evaluation of secondary school or university transcript, preferably from Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA). Information can be obtained at
  • If applying as a transfer student, official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended must be submitted.
  • If applying as a transfer student, a transfer report must be completed by your previous college/university’s International Student Advisor.
  • Sufficient proof of financial support for at least one academic year. An original letter from your or your sponsor’s bank or financial institution and a bank official endorsement on the admission application are required. The amount required to be shown for the 2013-2014 year is $22,732.00 USD.
  • The remittance of one semester’s tuition in advance.
  • The I-20 form is issued upon approval of documents submitted and acceptance into the university.

General minimum admission requirements:

  • Graduation from a secondary school comparable to a U.S. high school
  • Equivalent of a 2.5 G.P.A.
  • TOEFL scores as follows: greater than 500 (paper-based) or 173 (computer-based) or 61 (internet-based)
  • Combined score of 900 on Critical Reading and Mathematics sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Or
  • 18 Composite score on the American College Test (ACT)
  • If applying as a transfer student a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.3 must have been earned at the last institution attended and you must be in good academic standing
  • If applying as a transfer student you must be in good standing with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or be eligible to apply for reinstatement