International Admissions

All International students must comply with INS rules and regulations. Undergraduate international students must complete the application and pay the non-refundable $50.00 application processing fee in U.S. currency. All International students must submit the following in addition to the above listed items:

  1. Evidence of ability to Finance Education – Affidavit of financial support as well as certification of ability to finance study while attending Prairie View A&M University.
    No student should depend upon receiving an out-of-state fee waiver. Applications for such waivers must be made as part of the competitive scholarship process and is separate from the admissions process.
  2. Evidence of ability to speak, write, and comprehend written and oral English language. All students must present a score of 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ as a part of the application process for admission to the university. 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 Reasoning Test exempt from the TOEFL.
  3. Confirmation of Immigration Status International students seeking I-20AB (Certification of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant [F-1] Student Status) must secure certification forms in person. If the form is not picked up in person, it will be forwarded by U.S. mail only.
  4. 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 514070, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470, (414) 289-
    3400, Span Tran Educational Services, P.O. Box 7211 Regency Square Blvd. Suite #205, Houston, Texas 77036, (713) 266-8805 or World Education Services (, 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 Coordinator, Harrington Science Building, 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.

All items on the application must be fully answered. All communications regarding admission to the University should be sent to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Prairie View A&M University, P.O. Box 519, Mail Stop 1009, Prairie View, Texas 77446