International Admissions

In addition to the undergraduate admission requirements stated previously, applicants that are F-1 nonimmigrant visa holders from countries other than the U.S. are subject to the following:

  1. An official English evaluation of the transcripts, from an approved agency of the Undergraduate Admissions Office if the academic transcripts are from a foreign institution.
  2. Evidence of English proficiency must be submitted before admission will be granted. Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit results of the Test of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test of English (PTE), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the EIKEN exam. Minimum score requirements are as follows:
    1. TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT): 79
    2. TOEFL Paper Based Test (PBT): 550
    3. Pearson Test of English (PTE): 53
    4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score: 6
    5. EIKEN: Grade 1
    6. TOEFL, PTE, IELTS and EIKEN scores will be waived for individuals who complete Level 6 of the University of Texas at Tyler Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) with no grade lower than an A or those who complete Level 7 with no grade lower than a B.  See for more information.  
  3. All undergraduate international students must pay a nonrefundable application fee of $75.00. Submit the International Application Fee. A nonrefundable application fee of U.S. $75.00, payable by cashier's check or money order, is required of all international students applying for admission to The University of Texas at Tyler.
  4. Application deadlines are as follows:
    Fall Semester: June 1
    Spring Semester: November 1
    Summer Semester: March 1

    After an international student is admitted, the student will be required to submit the following documentation to the Office of International Programs (OIP) for more information.
    1. An affidavit of support is required indicating the source of funds being made available to the student. The affidavit of support must indicate the amount of money being provided in U.S. Dollars and the length of time the funds will be made available.
    2. Holders of student (F-1) visas must be classified as full-time students. For international undergraduate students, full-time enrollment is 12 semester credit hours.
    3. Before registration the OIP must have a copy of a current passport, visa, I-94, and current I-20(s). In addition, accepted students who will be transferring in from another U.S. school will need to submit a SEVIS transfer form completed by the transferring institution.
    4. International students with an F or J visas are automatically enrolled in the UT System Student Health Insurance Program (UT SHIP). The health insurance fee will be assessed at the time of enrollment. International students may submit a waiver during the waiver period only. However, the policy must meet or exceed UT SHIP insurance requirements. If the waiver is approved by the waiver team, the insurance charge on the student bill will be removed. The health insurance fee will be in the amount of the premium approved by the UT System Student Health Insurance Plan for the actual cost of the insurance.

For information regarding International Student Services, contact the Office of International Programs at 903.565.5960, or visit