International Students

International Admission 

Along with the general undergraduate admission requirements, international applicants must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements through one of the following ways:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 69 (internet-based test) or 520 (paper-based test) or 190 (computer-based test),
  • International English Language Test (IELTS) minimum score of 6, or
  • Completion of six semester credit hours of English composition with a grade of C or better in each course. 

Materials Needed for Application

  1. The State of Texas Common Application for Public Universities,1 available at the following location:  www.applytexas.org (application is submitted electronically),
  2. Official transcripts from colleges previously2 attended,
  3. Application fee $130 non-refundable, and
  4. Affidavit of Support and documented evidence of financial solvency (financial statement documentation).

Applications cannot be processed until all materials are received. Other documents may be requested as needed. The application and all requested materials must be submitted by the required admission deadline.

Additional Information

Applications cannot be processed and an I-20 cannot be issued until all materials are received and the applicant is admitted to the university. To obtain a visa from the American Embassy located in the applicant’s country, a prospective student must have documented evidence of financial solvency. A sponsor is obligated to endorse all expenditures for the applicant during the entire course of study. Check with the American Embassy for further details.

International applicants must submit two passport-style color photos taken within six months of application. The A&M System mandates that all international students have medical insurance with coverage in the United States. Students will be automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance as part of their matriculation.

1

Used by U.S. citizens and permanent residents to apply for undergraduate admission.

2

If courses were taken at a college or university outside of the United States, a course-by-course evaluation from an accredited foreign credentials evaluation service is required.