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I-20 Checklist

General Requirements for admissions

1. A $50.00 non-refundable application fee for undergraduate and graduate applications.

2. Copies of transcript(s) and diploma(s) from international high schools, colleges and universities.

Transcripts cannot be hand delivered.  They must come directly from your former school to A&M-Texarkana.

3. Evaluation report of international course work from one of the evaluation agencies listed below:

World Education Services
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
Phone: (212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6100
email: info@wes.org

Foreign Credentials Services of America.
1910 Justin lane
Austin, TX 78757-2411
Phone: (512) 459-8428
Phone: (512) 459-4565
email: info@fcsa.biz

Global Services Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 9203
College Station, TX 77842-9203
Phone: (512) 528-0908
Fax: (512) 528-9293
email: gce@gceus.com
http://www.gceus.com or http://www.gcevaluators.com

4. Minimum scores on the TOEFL Test are as follows: paper-based score of 550, computer based score of 213, or internet-based score of 79. The test score must be sent to the Admissions Office directly from Educational Testing Service and the test must have been taken within the two-year period  prior to enrollment.

5. A notarized Sponsor’s Statement signed by someone who will support the student for a minimum cost of attendance amount as calculated by the Financial Aid Office.  Sponsor statements cannot to be signed by spouse or another student.   Please contact the International Student Office for the minimum cost of attendance. 

*Sponsor’s Statements which are over one year old (prior to enrollment) are not acceptable.
* Copies of passport, visa and I-94 arrival/departure card.
* Proof of medical insurance must be provided to the International Student Advisor before registering for classes.
* If attended or attending a U.S. college or university, a release letter must be sent to A&M-Texarkana from the previous school's International Student Office.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements (60 or more college level hours)
* Cumulative grade point average of a 2. or better (on a 4.0 scale) on all previous college or university course work.
* Satisfaction of the Texas Success Initiative Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA).

International Graduate Admission Requirements
In addition to the required admission documentation for international students listed above, in order to be admitted to A&M-Texarkana as a graduate student the following requirements must also be met: Must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

Health Insurance Requirements
As of January 1, 1997, the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) has mandated that all international students show proof of health insurance before registering for classes. The TAMUS student health insurance plans meet the minimum requirements. If a student has a personal health insurance plan, an explanation of benefits must be submitted to ensure it complies with minimum coverage.

Financial Arrangements

A requirement of a student visa is the "Affidavit of Support" document which affirms that the student has adequate financial resources to attend a college or university in the United States. All appropriate financial documentation must be submitted along with the affidavit before an I-20 can be issued. Tuition, fees, books, supplies and housing are some of the costs that require payment on the day of registration for each semester.

***A&M-Texarkana cannot award need-based financial assistance to international students.

Official Acceptance
An official A&M-Texarkana letter of acceptance will be sent when a student has been accepted for admission. International applicants should not make plans to depart for Texarkana until the acceptance letter and supporting documentation (i.e. I-20) has been received.

Actions taken prior to the receipt of the acceptance letter are at the student's own risk.

International students must complete the following admission requirements at least 60 days prior to the beginning of class.

It is entirely your responsibility to obtain the correct visa and maintain your immigration status while you are in the United States. Read the conditions of your immigration status on page 2 of I-20 form before you sign it.

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