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Texas A&M International University selects students for admission showing a commitment and desire to succeed in an academic environment. With over 70 undergraduate degrees, TAMIU offers a dynamic learning environment that embraces student academic growth. Join our diverse student and faculty family and discover “The International U."

Requirements & Procedures

Apply for international admission if you will soon graduate from non-U.S. high school.

  1. Apply and Submit an application at Apply Texas.
  2. Submit official high school transcript(s).
    • Must be certified by a school official, contain the school seal, and be delivered in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.
  3. Submit score(s) for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL**) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
    • The minimum score for ibt TOEFL: 69
    • The minimum score for IELTS: 5.5
  4. Submit ACT and/or SAT scores.
    • A minimum score of 900 SAT (Combined Critical Reading and Math scores).
    • A minimum score of 19 ACT Composite.
  5. Financial Documents - only for students requesting an I-20.
  6. International students transferring to TAMIU from another institution in the U.S. must submit:
    • Foreign Student Advisor’s Report form.
    • Copy of current I-20.
    • Copy of current Visa and I-94.
  7. Health Insurance.
    • International students are required to obtain a student health insurance plan approved by the Texas A&M University System.
  8. Register for classes.
    • Submit all sections of attempted placement exams (TSI).
    • Schedule appointment with Office of Recruitment & School Relations to register for classes.

Transfer Requirements

Students transferring with less than 24 college credit hours must meet International Freshman Requirements. Please see the requirements below.

  1. Apply and Submit an application at Apply Texas.
  2. Submit official college transcript(s).
    • Must be certified by a school official, contain the school seal, and be delivered in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.
  3. Submit score(s) for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL**) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
    • The minimum score for ibt TOEFL: 69
    • The minimum score for IELTS: 5.5
  4. Financial Documents - only for students requesting an I-20.
  5. International students transferring to TAMIU from another institution in the U.S. must submit:
    • Foreign Student Advisor’s Report form.
    • Copy of current I-20.
    • Copy of current Visa and I-94.
  6. Health Insurance.
    • International students are required to obtain a student health insurance plan approved by the Texas A&M University System.
  7. Register for classes.
    • Submit all sections of attempted placement exams (TSI).
    • Schedule appointment with Office of Recruitment & School Relations to register for classes.

*All Documents for F-1 Visa students must be received before letter of acceptance and I-20 can be issued.
**Please consult with Office of Admissions at 956.326.2200 for TOEFL exemptions guidelines.
***Must be dated within six months of first semester of enrollment.
Note: Applicants who've earned a high school diploma or are completing high school credits within two (2) semesters are considered freshman applicants. Admissions score minimums are based according to rank:

HS Class Rank SAT (Critical Reading + Math) Redesigned SAT (Critical Reading + Math) ACT Composite Score
Top 40% No minimum but must submit score. No minimum but must submit score. No minimum but must submit score.
Lower 60%, GED, Home School, Non-ranking high school. 900+ 980+ 19+

Additional Support Documents

Graduate Requirements

Visit our Graduate Admissions page to learn about TAMIU's International Graduate requirements.

Student Health Insurance

International students are required to obtain health insurance for the entire period they will be in the U.S.

Student Exchange

If you have an interest in attending TAMIU, first check with your home institution in regards to our partnership and application criteria. We cannot accept exchange students that have not been nominated by their home institution. If you are interested in participating in the exchange program, complete the following steps.

 Application Deadlines
Fall May 15
Spring October 15
  • Nomination from Home Institution
  • Complete TAMIU Exchange Application
  • Official College Transcript
  • Proof of English Proficiency
    • English track majors: iBT TOEFL score of 61 or higher certified by home institution.
    • Non English track majors: An official ETS TOEFL score of 61 iBT or higher.*
    • TOEFL Exemptions.
    • Texas A&M International University's ETS code is 6838.
  • Passport Copy
  • *Bank Affidavit – affidavit must be issued on bank letter head with original signature. Must be dated within six month of the first enrollment according to the following dates:
    • Fall Semester: January 1 or Later
    • Spring Semester: May 1 or Later
Bank Affidavit Must Have the Following Amounts
Program Duration
        Undergraduate         Graduate
Semester Exchange         US $6,713.00         US $6,904.00
Year Long Exchange         US $13,399.00         US $13,769.00

**Sponsor Letter — letter should certify the following:
Sponsor’s commitment to pay educational, living, health, and personal expenses.
Letter must be dated within six months of the first enrollment: Fall Semester, January 1 or later, Spring Semester, May 1 or later.

Meningitis Form — all students under 22 years of age as of the first class date must submit proof of bacterial meningitis.

*You do not need to submit a sponsor letter if your bank statement is under your name.
**You may have up to two sponsors.


Contact the Office of Recruitment and School Relations
956.326.2270 | enroll@tamiu.edu
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 130
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, Texas 78041