International Admissions

International Undergraduate Admissions

Applying for Admission

International students must submit their international application via our homepage at and must answer all questions on the application accurately and completely. If the university grants a student admission on the basis of incorrect information or omitted facts, which, if known, would invalidate the applicant’s eligibility, that student’s admission is invalid. The completed application, additional forms, official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities, and official transcripts showing high-school graduation, and supporting documents constitute the basis upon which authorities determine eligibility for admission.

You are an international student if you:

  • are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or
  • are not graduating from a Texas high school after three years in residence in Texas (please review Senate Bill 1528)

Academic Requirements

Texas A&M University - Texarkana requires that international applicants show proof of successful completion of a course of study equivalent to that required of a U.S. citizen.

Foreign Credential Evaluation

Students applying for International Admissions will be required to obtain a Foreign Credential Evaluation if their former or current high school or university is located outside of the United States.  An official transcript directly from the university or high school will be sufficient if the school is located in the United States or if it has a United States regional accreditation.  Texas A&M University-Texarkana will accept Foreign Credential Evaluations from evaluation providers in NACES or AICE.  Transfer applicants should have their college or university transcripts evaluated course by course.  For freshmen applicants, high school transcripts need only be evaluated to determine U.S. high school equivalency.  For Graduate Admissions, the bachelor's degree earned at a foreign institution must be equivalent to an accredited U.S. institution four-year degree.  

Documentation needed to getting your I-20 Documentation (submitted to the Office of International Studies)

  1. Must be accepted to the university in an official degree program or the Intensive English Program for a full course of study
  2. Personal financial documents showing the ability to pay for one year of academic enrollment or a Sponsor's Statement signed by someone who will support the student for a minimum cost of attendance for one academic year.  
    1. Support for the 2021-2022 academic year is $34,054 for undergraduate students and $28,830 for graduate students.  All financial documents and amounts need to be expressed in US Dollars and translated into English
  3. Provide a copy of your passport
  4. Submit and allow for time to receive all documents to the Office of International Studies 45 days before the first class day of the semester.
  5. International Students should not make plans to depart for Texarkana until the acceptance letter and supporting documentation (i.e I-20, F1 visa) have been received.

Contact the Director of International Studies or visit the International Student website for additional information.

Note:  Graduate-studies, degree-seeking students must submit additional paperwork to the Graduate Studies Office for program admission.  Students may find additional information on the Graduate Studies website.