Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Admissions / International Admissions / TOEFL Exemptions / International Student Orientation / Acceptance

All questions on the application for admission must be answered fully. Failure to answer all questions correctly and completely is grounds for rejection of application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, or appropriate disciplinary action. The Application for Admission Form requires students to provide a Social Security Number (SSN). If an applicant does not already have a SSN, one must be obtained from the nearest Social Security Administration Office. The student's signature on the application form is required to certify information as true and correct.

All required official transcript(s) from college or high school must be requested from each individual institution attended. Official transcripts must be certified by a school official, have the school seal, and be sent by the institution directly in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions. International students need foreign official transcript(s) to be translated into English. Failure to list on the application form all institutions attended and to submit official transcripts required is grounds for rejection of application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, or appropriate disciplinary action.

All required test scores must be mailed directly from the testing service. SAT, ACT, and TAKS scores may be reported on an official high school transcript. Some test scores are only valid for a certain period of time; for more information verify guidelines stated on specific test scores.

Undergraduate students pursuing a degree with teacher certification or a degree in nursing are required to apply for admission to their program. Graduate students are required to complete a separate application at the appropriate Dean's Office for acceptance into their preferred degree program. The Office of Admissions grants student admission only to the university, not a specific program.

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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 to the Office of Admissions by the published deadline date: (See Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions Requirements in this section for additional requirements.)

General Information: The study year is composed of two semesters of four and one half (4 1/2) months each, beginning in late August (Fall) and January (Spring), plus two (2) summer sessions, beginning in June. Students desiring to enter the university must have all documents listed below in our office before the following deadline dates:

Deadline for Documents Entry Term Requested
June 1 Fall (August)
October 1 Spring (January)
April 1 Summer (June)

  1. Application for Admission on the appropriate official Application form
    (Undergraduate or Graduate).
  2. Official high school/college/university transcript(s) sent directly from each institution attended. In addition to the official transcript required for admission as a graduate or undergraduate student, an English translation must be included to allow for accurate interpretations.
  3. Graduate students need an Official Certificate of Graduation, indicating the degree and the date completed, which must be translated into English and sent directly from the institution to the Office of Admissions.
  4. Accuplacer is not part of the admission requirement; however, all international undergraduates are required to take the test prior to registration.
  5. Students applying for a graduate program in business must submit the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). Students applying for other graduate programs must submit the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), GRE (Code#6822 + department code#) or GMAT (for business majors, Code#6822)
  6. A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)score of 61 (IBT-based), score of 213 (Computer-based) or 500 (Paper-based) is required. A score of 79-213 or 550 is required for the College of Business and the College of Engineering. This score must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services (ETS) and dated within two (2) years of enrollment. Residual TOEFL exams taken at another institution will not be accepted, TOEFL (Code#6822)


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TOEFL Exemptions:

  1.  
    • One year of full-time academic studies at an accredited U.S. College or University with satisfactory grades.
    • When English is the official native language of the applicant's country.
  2. 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(s). 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.
  3. A Bank Statement certifying the sponsor to have at least U.S. $20,697.00 (stated on U.S. currency) dated within six months of the first enrollment.
  4. Proof of sufficient Medical Insurance Coverage. The University requires each international student to have mandatory health insurance coverage while in the U.S.A,. Insurance may be obtained through the International Student Services (ISS) office. For more information contact ISS at Cousins Hall, Room 226, Kingsville, TX 78363, (361) 593-3317. Proof of insurance is required for registration.
  5. International Students transferring from an institution in the United States must
    submit the following additional documents:
  1.  
    1. International Status form completed by student and DSO (form located in
      pdf format on website)
    2. Copy of current I-20; copy of student's F1 visa
    3. Copy of I-95
    4. Written notification requesting dependents to be included on I-20.
  2. Mail an application fee of $50.00- this must be a bank money order in U.S. dollars
    on U.S. banks. It is not refundable.

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-Kingsville University.

Immigration status as an approved student will be granted upon submission and review of the stated documents. An I-20 form will be issued from the Office of Admission. International students applying for admission are reminded that possession of an I-20 form from this university does not relieve them of the responsibility to comply with United States immigration procedures.

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International Student Orientation

New and transfer international students are required to participate in a special orientation session prior to registering for their first semester at Texas A&M
University-Kingsville. Staff in the International Student Services and International Admission Office conducts a mandatory orientation session. For more information contact ISS at Cousins Hall, Room 226, Kingsville, TX 78363, (361) 593-3317.

When will I hear about my acceptance?

Average time is about two months, if all documents required for admission are submitted. This includes mail time, evaluation of documents by the International Admissions Office, and the prospective department reviewing official transcripts. Students desiring to enter the university must have all documents submitted in a timely manner. For questions (email: international.inquiries@tamuk.edu).



This page was last updated on: May 20, 2011