UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION

A person who is not a citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States is considered an International Student.

To be admitted as an International Student, an applicant must submit the following information, in addition to the documents required according to student's classification. All documents required must be translated to English and sent to the Office of Admissions by the published deadline date: (See Undergraduate Admissions Requirements for additional requirements.)
 

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all students having academic studies from a country where English is not the native language. A minimum TOEFL score of 69 (ibt TOEFL) or 193 (Computer-based) or 523 (Paper-based) or 5.5 on the IELTS is required. This score must be sent directly from the testing service and dated within two (2) years of enrollment.
TOEFL Exemptions:
    • One year of full-time academic studies (does not include developmental or ESL courses) at an accredited U. S. College or University with satisfactory grades OR
    • U. S. High School graduate who completed all high school requirements satisfactorily within 10 years of enrollment OR
    • When English is the official native language of the applicant's country OR
    • When Spanish is the official native language of the applicant's country and the student is pursuing the Master of Business Administration taught in Spanish or the Master of Arts with a major and minor in Spanish OR
    • Completion of level six with a grade of B or better from the International Language Institute at A&M International University, or from the Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP) affiliated with any of the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) member institutions OR
    • GRE Verbal score of 400 or higher and sent directly from ETS, taken within five years of enrollment (excludes Ph.D. in International Business applicants OR
    • GMAT Verbal score of 22 or higher and sent directly from ETS, taken within five years of enrollment (excludes Ph.D. in International Business applicants).
    • Applicants from the following countries do not need to submit a TOEFL score:
      American Samoa Ireland
      Australia Jamaica
      Bahamas Liberia
      Barbados New Zealand
      Belize Guyana
      Canada (except Quebec) Sierra Leone
      Dominica Trinidad/Tobago
      Grenada United Kingdom
      Grand Cayman U.S. Pacific Trust
  • A completed Financial Statement form provided by the Office of Admissions. This form requires official certification of sources of funds from the student.
  • A Letter of Sponsorship is required from the party who will financially support the applicant during pursuit of degree. The letter should certify the sponsor's commitment to pay the educational, living, health, and personal expenses of the applicant until completion of the degree. A sponsor may be the student, student's parents or a third party organization. The sponsor's letter must be dated within six months of the first enrollment according to dates listed below on bank statement requirement.
  • A Bank Statement certifying the sponsor to have at least the minimum amount stated on the Financial Statement Form (in U.S. currency) dated within six months of the first enrollment according to the following dates:
    • Fall Semester:           January 1st or later
      Spring Semester:       May 1st or later
      Summer Session I:     October 1st or later
      Summer Session II:    November. 1st or later
  • Students are required to purchase the Texas A&M University System Health Insurance, which is automatically included with the semester tution and fees. For information regading this requirement, please contact the Office of Student Affairs for additional information at 326-2282 or visit them at Student Center room 226.
 


International Students transferring from an institution in the United States must submit the following additional documents:  1) Foreign Student Advisor's Report form completed by student and current Foreign Student Advisor (form provided by the Office of Admissions); 2) Copy of current I-20; copy of student's F1 visa; 3) Copy of I-94; 4) Written notification requesting dependents to be included on I-20.

NOTE: Upon completion of the application process, successful applicants will be issued an I-20 by the Office of Admissions. Students with an F-1 Student Visa are required to enroll full-time while at Texas A&M International University. International Students are required to report any change in status immediately to the Office of Student Affairs in person at the Student Center 226 or by phone at (956) 326-2282.
 

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