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Who is an International Applicant?

An international applicant is one who is not a United States citizen, permanent resident or applicant for

permanent residency in the United States, does not qualify for residency under Senate Bill 1528 and has

never attended Texas A&M University as a degree-seeking student. An applicant who is in the United

States on a qualifying visa (does not include F, J or B visa types) may establish residency and be eligible to

pay in-state tuition and fees; however, he/she should submit the international application and follow all

international requirements and deadlines.

International Freshman

All documents must be received by the appropriate closing date.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Please send us:

1. A completed ApplyTexas Application—Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on the

application should match the passport or birth certificate.

2. Essay Topics A and B—Applicants are required to complete Essays A and B and are strongly

encouraged to complete Essay C.

3. A nonrefundable $90 application fee ($75 application fee through Summer 2012)—Make checks/

money orders payable to Texas A&M University. International applicants are not eligible for fee

waivers.

4. Official high school transcripts from all high schools attended with an original signature of a

school official or an original school seal—If any transcripts are in a language other than English,

an official translation from a recognized translator or a translation verified by a United States

Embassy or Consulate must accompany the native language transcript. For students enrolled in

the U.S., we will accept copies of official transcripts from other countries provided the copies are

verified by the U.S. institution the applicant is currently attending. Faxed and/or notarized copies

will not be accepted.

5. Official SAT or ACT scores—with the writing component. The highest test score with writing

component from one test date will be used. Scores should be sent directly from the testing agency.

The Texas A&M University SAT code is 6003, and the ACT code is 4198.

6. Proof of English proficiency—Applicants whose native language is not English are required to

submit proof of English proficiency, which is satisfied by: a minimum Test of English as a Foreign

Language (TOEFL) score of 550 p-BT and 80 i-BT or higher, an SAT Critical Reading score of

500, an ACT English score of 21, an International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

score of a 6.0 overall band, or completing all four years in a high school within the U.S. The

Texas A&M University TOEFL reporting code is 6003. Visit admissions.tamu.edu for information

regarding test score submission. Additional English testing may be required after admission and

before enrollment.

7. State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy—Applicants graduating from a high school in the

United States must meet the State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy. Please visit

admissions.tamu.edu/freshmen/gettingin/texasUAP.aspx for more details.

When to Apply

Term Opening Date Closing Date

Fall 2012 August 1, 2011 January 15, 2012

Spring 2013 April 1, 2012 August 1, 2012

International Transfer

In order for the college of interest to make an admission decision, all documents must be received by the appropriate closing date.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Please send us:

1. A completed ApplyTexas Application—Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on the application should match the passport or

birth certificate.

2. Essay Topic A—Applicants are required to complete Essay A (Essay B is optional).

3. A nonrefundable $90 application fee ($75 application fee through Summer 2012)—Make checks/money orders payable to Texas A&M

University. International applicants are not eligible for fee waivers.

4. Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended—An official transcript has an original signature of a school official or an original school

seal. If any transcripts are in a language other than English, an official translation from a recognized translator or translation verified by a

United States Embassy or Consulate must accompany the native language transcript. For students enrolled in the U.S., we will accept copies of

official transcripts from other countries provided the copies are verified by the U.S. institution the applicant is currently attending. Faxed

and/or notarized copies will not be accepted.

5. Proof of English proficiency—Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency, which is

satisfied by: a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 p-BT and 80 i-BT or higher, an SAT Critical Reading

score of 500, an ACT English score of 21, an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of a 6.0 overall band, or transfer

from an accredited U.S. institution with at least 30 transferable semester hours including the equivalent to Texas A&M University English 104

(ENGL 1301). The Texas A&M University TOEFL reporting code is 6003. Visit admissions.tamu.edu for information regarding test score

submission. Additional English testing may be required after admission and before enrollment.

When to Apply

Term Opening Date Closing Date

Summer 2012 August 1, 2011 November 1, 2011

Fall 2012 September 1, 2011 March 15, 2012

Spring 2013 April 1, 2012 August 1, 2012

Ieva Romenkova ‘12

Biomedical Sciences

Ikskile, Latvia


Even though I’m at least 4,000 miles

away from my family and home

country, this feels like home.

This is my new home, and I love

everything about Texas A&M.


International Graduate

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Please send us:

1. A completed ApplyTexas Application—Apply online at www.applytexas.org. The name on the application should match the passport or

birth certificate.

2. A nonrefundable $90 application fee ($75 application fee through Summer 2012)—Make checks/money orders payable to Texas A&M

University. International applicants are not eligible for fee waivers.

3. Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended—An official transcript has an original signature of a school official or an original

school seal. If any transcripts are in a language other than English, an official translation from a recognized translator or translation verified

by a United States Embassy or Consulate must accompany the native language transcript. For students enrolled in the U.S., we will accept

copies of official transcripts from other countries provided the copies are verified by the U.S. institution the applicant is currently attending.

Faxed and/or notarized copies will not be accepted.

4. Official GRE or GMAT scores—GRE/GMAT scores must be taken within the last five years. The Texas A&M University code for the GRE

is 6003. Departmental codes are not necessary.

5. Proof of English proficiency—Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency, which is

satisfied by: a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 p-BT and 80 i-BT or higher, a GRE verbal score of 400 or higher

(with the exception of those interested in entering the Civil Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Biotechnology and English graduate programs),

or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 overall band. The Texas A&M University TOEFL reporting code is

6003. Visit admissions.tamu.edu for information regarding test score submission. Additional English testing may be required after admission

and before enrollment.

6. Specific departmental requirements—Contact your department of interest to review additional admissions requirements.

When to Apply

Requirement deadlines differ by program. See the specific departmental website for more details. Visit ogs.tamu.edu/prospective to access a list of

graduate programs.

Supporting Documents

Mailing Address

Documents sent by postal mail:

International Admissions Processing

Texas A&M University

P.O. Box 40002

College Station, TX 77842-4002

Documents sent by express or overnight mail:

International Admissions Processing

Texas A&M University

0200 TAMU

750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601

College Station, TX 77843-0200

To help ensure timely processing of supporting

documents and credentials, please attach the appropriate

Texas A&M University Document ID Sheet to all eligible

documents. Document ID sheets can be found at

admissions.tamu.edu/forms/doc_id_sheets.pdf.

Texas A&M University is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Credentials mailed overnight that are scheduled for

Saturday delivery will be delivered and accepted by the

University on the next business day.

How Will I Know My Application

Has Been Received?

Texas A&M University will send by email an application

acknowledgment letter with the Universal Identification

Number (UIN) assigned to that applicant. This UIN will

be necessary to activate a NetID and login to the Applicant

Information System (AIS) at applicant.tamu.edu. Applicants

using Yahoo and Hotmail email accounts are advised to check

their junk mail folder for correspondence from Texas A&M.

ENJOY

DREAM

Financial Aid

HOW TO APPLY

Incoming international students are required to demonstrate that

they are able to fund at least their first year of studies at Texas A&M

University. Therefore, incoming students are not eligible for needbased

financial aid programs and are not eligible to complete the

International Student Financial Aid Application. International students

may apply for aid after their first year at Texas A&M University.

You may apply for scholarships online at iss.tamu.edu. By completing

your admissions application (including scholarship questions) online at

www.applytexas.org, you will also be applying for Texas A&M

scholarships.

REFLECT

Cost of Attendance

Expenses International Cost

Tuition & Fees $23,809

Room & Board $8,200

Books & Supplies $1,340

Transportation $1,000

Miscellaneous* $2,262

TOTAL IN U.S. DOLLARS $36,611

Subject to change, these estimated expenses are for a 2011-2012 undergraduate

degree-seeking student, based on 15 credit hours each semester.

* Includes phone, Internet, health insurance, various household expenses, etc.

To enter the United States, international students require a

certificate of eligibility (most commonly an I-20 or a DS-2019)

to obtain a student visa. This certificate of eligibility is a U.S.

government document that will outline the tuition and fees for

at least one academic year (fall/spring semesters) and the total

living expenses for 12 months. In order to obtain the certificate

of eligibility, an international student will work with International

Student Services (ISS), after being admitted, to show proof of at

least this much funding. Any financial aid awards made will count

as “income” toward meeting this total amount. Remember that

evidence of all financial resources must be taken to the United States

Embassy or Consulate to obtain a student visa to enter the U.S.

International Student Services processes I-20s or DS-2019s after a

student is admitted to Texas A&M University. Visit iss.tamu.edu for

documents needed in order to receive an I-20 or DS-2019.

BOND

International Student Services

The Texas A&M University student population is a diverse group of

more than 46,000 learners. There are approximately 4,000 students

from nearly 130 nations attending the University. Their presence and

integration into academic, community and student life is essential to

the overall vision of International Programs, ensuring that all

Texas A&M graduates have the experience and skills to excel in the

global environment of the 21st century. As part of this vision, the

mission of International Student Services (ISS) is to facilitate the

international student’s transition to life in the United States and at

Texas A&M, promote interactions between the U.S. and international

populations and provide services necessary to meet the special needs

of international students.

ISS offers immigration services and advising, personal advising, tax

information, community and campus activities, safety and health

insurance information, financial resource guidance and New

International Student Orientation. Visit iss.tamu.edu for more

information.

Resources

Appelt Aggieland

Visitor Center

(979) 845-5851

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(979) 845-2311

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Corps of Cadets

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Department of

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(979) 845-7826

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Dining Services

(979) 845-3005

dining.tamu.edu

Disability Services

(979) 845-1637

disability.tamu.edu

Honors Programs

(979) 845-1957

honors.tamu.edu

Housing (on campus)

(979) 845-4744 or

(888) 451-3896

reslife.tamu.edu

International Admissions

Processing

(979) 845-1060

admissions.tamu.edu

International Student

Services

(979) 845-1151

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(testing center)

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getinvolved.tamu.edu

Student Employment

(979) 845-0686

jobsforaggies.tamu.edu


Prospective Student Centers

Texas A&M University has Prospective Student Centers (PSCs)

throughout the state where you can meet one-on-one with an advisor to

learn more about admission,

academic programs,

financial aid, housing and

student services at

Texas A&M. Advisors answer

questions, organize events

and help you with every

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Aggieland Prospective

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College Station, TX 77843-1265

(979) 458-0950

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(979) 458-0966

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San Antonio/Central Texas Regional PSC*

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