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International Admission Requirements


To ensure consideration for admission, complete the following steps (i.e. submit necessary information, fill out forms, etc.) by the appropriate deadline.


Step 1

International Student Application Form

This application must be completed online using the ApplyTexas Application for International Students.


Step 2

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $90.00 (U.S.) is required. Make check payable to "Texas State University".


Step 3

English Language Proficiency Verification

Students must prove English proficiency by one of the University approved methods. For a list of approved methods and more information about each, click here.


Step 4

Secondary and Post-Secondary Education Verification

Students must submit academic records as proof of education.

Students must submit academic records of all courses taken and marks earned, exam results, and certificates awarded. Original documents or certified (by your school or U.S. embassy/consulate official) copies must be submitted. A certified English translation must accompany the original academic records if the original records are not in English.

Freshman applicants who are graduates of foreign secondary schools must demonstrate above average academic achievement and an education equivalent to that of a U.S. high school graduate. Students transferring from foreign post-secondary institutions must also demonstrate above average achievement.

Freshman applicants who are graduates of a U.S. high school and who have completed at least two years in a U.S. high school must meet the freshman admission requirements established for U.S. citizens. Transfer applicants from within the U.S. must meet regular transfer admission requirements as well as all international admissions requirements. If you are a transfer student (F-I International Student) please complete the International Transfer Form.


Step 5

SAT/ACT Scores

Texas State does NOT require the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I) of students educated in foreign systems. However, strong results on either test could favorably affect our admission decision, and will provide your academic advisor with valuable information for course placement purposes. Strong test scores may also qualify you to receive a Texas State Assured Scholarship. International students who plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics are required to meet SAT score requirements for NCAA purposes.


Step 6

Financial Responsibility

All (F1) student visa and (J1) scholar holders must provide verification of financial ability to undertake their proposed course of study. For more information and important forms, click here.


Step 7

Passport or Permanent Resident Card

You must send Texas State a copy of the page in your passport showing your name.