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Required Documentation


Application for Graduate Admission
 

Complete Application for Graduate Admissions online at https://www.applytexas.org/
Deadlines: Fall-April 30, Spring-October 1, Summer-April 30

Graduate Application Fee

Pay graduate application fee in-person, by mail, or online.
Rates: Regular Fee-$50.00, Late Fee-$25.00

Applicants wishing to pay in-person may do so at TAMIU’s Business Office located in the Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center (USC) 137.  Cash, check, money order, and all major credit cards are accepted.

Payments by mail should include check or money order payable to Texas A&M International University (no cash or credit card information accepted), Graduate Application Fee Payment Form, and send to:    

Texas A&M International University
Office of Graduate Studies & Research
Student Center (SC) 124
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041

Applicant’s application and application fee must be received by the appropriate deadline.

Graduate Admission Documentation

Submit the following items to TAMIU’s Office of Graduate Studies either by mail or hand delivery:

Texas A&M International University
Office of Graduate Studies & Research
Student Center (SC) 124
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
GraduateSchool@tamiu.edu

  • Official College/University Transcript(s) (Kardex)

Official transcript(s) from each college/university attended other than TAMIU is/are required.  Degree must be posted on the transcript of the university applicant obtained his/her degree(s).

Official is denoted as a transcript certified by a university official from the issuing institution, includes the institution’s seal, delivered in a sealed university envelope.

  • Original Diploma (Título)

If delivering the diploma in person, a photocopy of the diploma will be made at the Office of Graduate Studies.  If the diploma is being processed by the government, a copy of the professional exam certificate (Acta de Examen Profesional) will suffice for once semester.  The original diploma must be presented to Office of Graduate Studies before registering for a second semester if the applicant is admitted.

The Letter of Completion (Carta de Pasante) is not acceptable.

  • Official Standardized Examination Scores: GRE, GMAT, or PAEP

Test scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing site and must be dated within five years of the applicant’s intended semester of enrollment:

GRE (TAMIU Institution Code: 6838): Educational Testing Services (ETS)
GMAT (TAMIU Institution Code: 6838 or ZDZMB44): Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
PAEP*: respective institution where test was administered (i.e. Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Universidad Regiomontana)

*Only applicable to those applicants pursuing their MBA in Spanish Online.

No admission decision will be made by the ARSSB prior to the receipt of an official standardized exam score.

  • Official English Language Proficiency Examination Scores: TOEFL or IELTS
    Official TOEFL or IELTS scores will not be needed for applicants intending to pursue the MBA in Spanish Online.

Required of all applicants having academic studies from a country where English is not the native language.  A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (ibt TOEFL), 213 (computer-based), 550 (paper-based) or a 6.5 on the IELTS is required.

Test scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing site and must be dated within two years of the applicant’s intended semester of enrollment:

TOEFL (TAMIU Institution Code: 6838): Educational Testing Center (ETS)
IELTS: International English Language Testing System

For TOEFL and IELTS exemptions, click here.

The items below may be sent as an email attachment

  • Student Narrative

This narrative should be a minimum of 300 words and should indicate the applicant’s accomplishments, experiences and future career aspirations that have influenced him/her to pursue a business graduate degree at TAMIU, as well as, the role his/her immediate family has played in their decision to pursue business graduate studies.

This portion can be typed online when completing the application for graduate admissions.

  • Two Letters of Recommendation
    Submit as a PDF if emailed.

Recommendations must be from individuals who are qualified to assess the applicant’s readiness for graduate studies.  The writer must indicate he/she is aware the applicant is applying for graduate studies at TAMIU and must elaborate on why he/she feels the applicant would make an ideal candidate. (Salutation should read: To the Master’s Studies Committee)

We prefer that at least one of the letters be from a former professor; the other may be from a current or most recent supervisor.  If the applicant has been out of school for some time and is unable to obtain a letter from a former professor, then both recommendation letters from recent supervisors will be appropriate.

  • Updated Resume
Resume should outline the applicant’s education, work-experience, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, honors and achievements, etc.
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Required Financial Documentation for Applicants Needing an I-20


Applicants pursuing an online degree will not be required to submit financial documentation.  All studies will be conducted online and will not require travel to the United States; therefore, no I-20 for the establishment of a student visa will be provided.

Submit the following items to TAMIU’s Office of Graduate Studies either by mail, email, or hand delivery:

Texas A&M International University
Office of Graduate Studies & Research
Student Center (SC) 124
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
GraduateSchool@tamiu.edu

  • Financial Statement Form

A completed Financial Statement Form.

  • Letter of Sponsorship

The Letter of Sponsorship is required from the party who will financially support the applicant during pursuit of degree. The letter should certify the sponsor's commitment to pay the educational, living, health, and personal expenses of the applicant until completion of the degree(s). A sponsor may be the student, student's parents or a third party organization. The sponsor's letter must be dated within six months of the first enrollment according to dates listed below.

  • Bank Statement

Accompanying the letter of sponsor ship must be a bank statement certifying that the sponsor has sufficient funds indicated on the Financial Statement Form and dated within six months of the first enrollment according to the dates listed below.                                                                                            

Fall Semester-January 1 or later

Spring Semester-May 1 or later

Summer I-October 1 or later

Summer II-November 1 or later

  • Sufficient Medical Insurance Coverage

The University requires each international student to have mandatory health insurance coverage while in the U.S.  The student should enroll in the University plan, Associated Insurance Plans International, Inc. The university plan will cost approximately $702 to $2,998 per year. This coverage is the same for all Texas A&M University System schools. The student may enroll once arriving on campus or through the automated tuition and fee registration process.

Note: Immigration documents such as passport, I-p4 and I-20 ID or DS-2019 must be carried at all times. This is in compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, December 24, 1952, Section 264(e).

Contact the Office of Student Affairs for additional information.
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Required Documentation for Students Transferring from an Institution already in the United States


The following documentation must be submitted to Office of Graduate Studies:

  • Foreign Student Advisor’s Report
  • Copy of current I-20
  • Copy of student’s F-1 Visa
  • Copy of I-94
  • Written notification requesting dependents to be included on I-20
  • Transcript of current institution reflecting the end of semester marks
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Notification of Admission


Completed application material must be received and processed by the Office of Graduate Studies before files can be forwarded to the ARSSB Master’s Studies Committee for review.  Applicants are notified of admission decision by the Office of Graduate Studies and successful applicants will be issued an I-20 by this same office.

Admission to a degree program is valid for the applicant’s intended semester of enrollment.  If the applicant is not able to enroll for the given semester, the applicant may request a deferment for the subsequent semester.
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U.S. Student Visa Requirements


Upon receiving an I-20 form, applicants must make an appointment with a U.S. Consulate to request a Student Visa (F-1) for entry into the United States.  Appointment information and visa documentation requirements are available at the U.S. Department of State website.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Affairs for additional information.

Applicants must be careful in selecting the right type of F-1 Visa as there is more than one type available.
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Registration


International students must first meet with the International Student Advisor for registration clearance.* Students must submit their stamped I-20, copy of the visa, and any other INS documentation, as well as, proof of health insurance.  Once cleared, student may proceed to contacting one of the ARSSB Graduate Admissions Counselors.

It is highly recommended all students, especially first-time students, establish contact with one of the Graduate Admissions Counselors to review specific requirements on the student’s particular degree plan, registration holds, and provide clarification on any admission conditions that were imposed on the student.

A registration period is held for each academic semester and for each summer session.  For more information on academic deadlines please visit the University’s Academic Calendar.

*If pursuing an on-site degree requiring a student visa.
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