International Student Information
All International students must comply with the rules and regulations as set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Graduate international students must complete the admissions application, pay a $50.00 non-refundable application fee in U.S. currency, and submit the following additional items:
1) Financial responsibility – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that a student must show financial responsibility for one academic year. The student ’s financial sponsor must complete and submit an Affidavit of Financial Support Form and provide Supporting Evidence of Financial Support attesting to the ability to financially support the student while attending Prairie View A&M University. No student should depend upon receiving an out of-state fee waiver. Application for such waivers must be made as part of the competitive scholarship process and is separate from the admissions process.
Academic Information and Regulations
Note: Form I-20AB Certification of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant [F-1] Student Status – For Academic and Language Students will only be issued after the student has met all admission requirements and is fully admitted to the University and has presented evidence of financial responsibility. The Form I-20 will be forwarded to the mailing address listed on the admissions application.
2) Evidence of ability to speak, write, and comprehend written and oral English language. As part of the application process, all students must present a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based (pBT) and a minimum score of 90 on the internet-based (iBT) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. Any student who graduated from a secondary education institution in the United States or who earned a score of 18 on the English Section of the ACT or a 400 on the Verbal component of the SAT is exempt from the TOEFL.
Official TOEFL scores must be submitted as part of the complete admissions application packet. Information may be obtained from the Graduate School or by contacting the appropriate testing service below:
Educational Testing Service
P. O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
Telephone: 866-473-4373 (Princeton, NJ)
609-771-7670 (outside U.S. and Canada)
3) Evaluation of foreign transcripts. Applicants must submit official transcripts for all high school and college work completed up to the time of expected enrollment. An evaluation of all foreign college transcripts must be completed by: Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., P.O. Box 92970, Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970, (414) 289-3400 or Span Tran Educational Services, P.O. Box 7211 Regency Square Blvd. Suite #205, Houston, Texas 77036, (713) 266-8805 or World Education Services (www.wes.org), Bowling Green Station, P. O. Box 5087, New York, NY 10274-5087, (212) 966-6311.
All international students admitted to the University must first report to the Immigration Services Associate, Harrington Science, Room 107D and present all immigration documents for inspection and entry into the record. All immunization records are to be presented directly to the Owens-Franklin Health Center by the student.