Applying as an International Student

Application Deadlines

Spring 2016
October 1, 2016

Summer 2016
March 1, 2016

Fall 2016
May 1, 2016
Grad: June 1, 2016
Required Scores
*TOEFL - 80
Transcript - "B" average (2.5)

*TOEFL - 80
GPA - 2.0

*TOEFL - 80
GPA - 2.5

*Other options may apply.
More information.
Optional Recommended Scores
(Required for Scholarships)

SAT - 1000 math and reading (without writing)
ACT - 21 overall

Financial Requirements

The tuition rate for the undergraduate program may be found on our Financial Affidavit.

Graduate students may view their specific program.
As an international student, there are several steps and procedures that must be done prior to your acceptance. But before we begin, let's make sure you are an international student. If you meet all of the requisites below, you are considered international.

For application purposes, international students are defined as:
  • Non-U.S. Citizen
  • Not holding U.S. permanent residence status
  • Holding a non-immigrant Visa (e.g. F-1, H-4, E-2, L-2) 
If you currently reside in the U.S., but do not hold an official immigration status, please go to the Texas Overview site for more information. If you qualify for the Senate Bill 1528 Affidavit, please submit a signed and notarized copy to the admissions office. This along with your official High School transcripts and official test scores will complete your application.

Steps for an International Application (Click each link on each step)

1. Contact our office with any questions by emailing

2. Find out what documents you need to submit for application purposes.
Email with your international information and student status.

3. Submit an application.
Make sure to Apply online.

4. Submit your academic documents (Transcripts, and Test Scores).
Click for Submission Directions.

5. Submit your international documents (Financial and other).
Click for Submission Directions.

6. Please wait for a response.
You are welcome to check on your application within 2 weeks of submission. Email

*Documents may take time to arrive and be processed. 
Please keep in mind that the application process may take several months to complete for International Students. We advise that students apply early to ensure they have time to submit documents. 

If you wish to change your status from a non-immigrant Visa to an F-1 Visa, go to International Documents for Current Students.