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Office of Admissions

International Visiting Students

A Visiting Student (formerly known as a Transient Student) is a student seeking admission to classes for only one semester with plans to continue their studies at another institution.

To be considered for Visiting Student admission, international applicants must submit the following items:

  1. A completed Application for Admission, including the $25 application fee. The ApplyTexas Transient Application is available online at ApplyTexas.org.
  2. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 61 (Internet-based) or 500 (Paper-based) is the university minimum requirement. A higher score of 79/550 is required for all applicants to programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering. This score must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Services (ETS) and dated within two (2) years of enrollment. Residual (Institutional) TOEFL exams taken at another institution will not be accepted. TOEFL (Code#6822) See a list of TOEFL alternatives.
  3. Official transcript from the most recent institution attended, in English and the native language of the country in which it was issued. This transcript must indicate that the student is in Good Standing.
  4. Once admitted, Visiting Students will coordinate with the OISSS for the appropriate immigration paperwork.

Visiting Students are admitted for one semester only. If a Visiting Student wishes to pursue a degree at TAMUK, they must follow the appropriate admission application procedures. Please refer to the appropriate section above for this information.