INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE

How to Apply

An international graduate applicant:

  • is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or applicant for permanent residency).
  • is a student who holds a bachelor's or professional degree (or equivalent).
  • has not previously attended Texas A&M University. (International students with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University or who have previously studied at Texas A&M University in a degree-seeking program should apply using the “U.S. graduate” application.)

Required Documents

  1. On-line Application. A completed Apply Texas Application. Apply online at applytexas.org. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Applicants to the Mays MBA Program should use the on-line application specific to that program. Applicants to the Mays Graduate Programs (MS, MLERE, PHD) should use the on-line application specific to those programs.
     
  2. Application Fee. A nonrefundable $90 application fee. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Fee Office (979) 458-5155. Waiver of the $90 international application fee is not available.

    Checks or money orders (U.S. dollars) should be made payable to Texas A&M University. Checks or money orders are accepted provided they display an agency bank in the United States and have magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) routing numbers at the bottom.
     
  3. Official Transcripts and Records. To ensure that your official transcripts and other supporting documents are processed in a timely and efficient manner, please include the appropriate Document ID Sheet with all documents you submit in support of your application. If you wish to submit your application fee by check or money order please use the alternate payment form. Please view a brief List of Bachelor Degree Equivalencies by Country. If you do not find your country listed and are unsure of your degree equivalency, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@tamu.edu.
    • Official transcripts are required from each post-secondary university or college attended. An official statement of the award of the degree or diploma is required for each degree completed. College work from one institution posted on the transcript of another institution will not be accepted.
       
    • Applicants from an institution that does not issue a transcript in English must submit the native language transcript with an official English translation. Official translations are prepared by a recognized translation service and include all original seals and/or signatures.
       
    • Consolidated transcripts or provisional mark-sheets are not considered official. Please ask the registrar to send individual mark-sheets that list grades earned in each term.
       
    • Transcripts are considered official if they have an original signature of a school official or an original school seal. Accepted signatures include the Registrar, Principal, Controller of Examinations, or The Ministry of Education. Photocopies or other duplications of a transcript, such as notarized copies, faxed, or scanned documents are not considered official.
       
    • Institutions that use the national ANSI ASC X12 transcript format (SPEEDE) prefer to receive transcripts electronically. Many universities can use the electronic format. Electronic transcripts can be processed much faster than paper transcripts.

      Texas A&M will accept transcripts sent electronically through SPEEDE or eSCRIP-SAFE. Transcripts from any other vendor will not be accepted.
       
    • If the institution cannot use this format and you have attended an American or Canadian college or university, one official transcript is required. Please ask each registrar to enclose one copy of your transcript in a sealed, signed envelope. Please mail this envelope with the seal unbroken and the registrar's signature intact to the Office of Admissions at the address below. If the registrar will not release your transcripts to you in a sealed envelope, transcripts may be sent by the registrar directly to:

      International Admissions Processing
      Office of Admissions
      Texas A&M University
      P.O. Box 40002
      College Station, TX 77842-4002
       
  4. Official Test Scores. Required test scores (GRE or GMAT) should be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Texas A&M University and be taken within five years.

    Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
    Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

    Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency, which may be satisfied by:
    • a minimum TOEFL score (from a test date within two years) of:
      550 for paper-based testing (p-BT) or 80 internet-based testing (i-BT), or

      Applicants who are citizens of the following countries will be exempt from the TOEFL requirement:
      American Samoa
      Australia
      Bahamas
      Barbados
      Belize
      Canada (except Quebec)
      Dominica
      Grenada
      Grand Cayman
      Guyana
      Ireland
      Jamaica
      Liberia
      New Zealand
      Sierra Leone
      Trinidad/Tobago
      United Kingdom
      U.S. Pacific Trust
    • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band, or

    • Completing all years of a Bachelor's degree or higher at a U.S. accredited university. (Subject to departmental approval.)

    Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. The institutional code for Texas A&M University for the SAT and TOEFL is 6003, and the ACT code is 4198. There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination, therefore please use the Office of Admissions address listed below when requesting your scores be sent to Texas A&M University. Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure timely receipt and processing of results. We will use your highest test score from one test date. Copies of test scores are not considered official, but they may help the University locate your official test scores and are therefore useful when the application is processed.

    You may verify receipt of your official scores by contacting the Office of Admissions at the address below (e-mail is preferred). You will need to include your name (as given on test), date of birth, Universal Identification Number (UIN), type of test, date test was taken and date you requested the scores to be sent to Texas A&M University.

    International Admissions Processing
    Texas A&M University
    P.O. Box 40002
    College Station, TX 77842-4002
     
  5. Proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis.
    Please visit the bacterial meningitis information page to download the required form.

Department-Specific Required Documents

The following items are department specific and should be submitted to your individual department.

  1. Letters of Recommendation. Graduate applicants should provide three recommendations from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential. If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, you may submit non-academic references (e.g., employers). Please be aware that TAMU does not automatically contact the references you may have listed on your ApplyTexas application.

    Applicants to certain majors may access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Applicant Information System (AIS) or through the Howdy! Portal. Applicants to CPSY, EPSY, SPSY, and EDTC are advised to contact their department for instruction on submitting recommendations.
     
  2. Statement of Purpose or Essay. Applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose. This may be accomplished by completing the Essay portion of the Apply Texas application online at www.applytexas.org. Applicants who prefer to send the Statement of Purpose separately may do so by submitting it in a word document format.

    (Please check with your department of interest for any additional application requirements.)

Deadlines

The Admissions Processing Office does not have specific deadlines for Graduate Readmission applications. However, you should check with your department of interest about departmental deadlines.

When to Apply as an International Graduate:
Graduate deadlines vary by major. Please see the list of majors in the application itself for deadline information regarding a specific major.


Submit Your Documents

Some documents may be uploaded via the Applicant Information System (AIS) which you can access after you have submitted your application for admission and have received your Universal Identification Number (UIN).

For documents that must be sent via postal mail, please use the addresses listed below:

(Postal Service)

International Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40002
College Station, TX 77842-4002

(Overnight or Hand Delivery)

Admissions Processing
Texas A&M University
General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1601
0200 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-0200
(979) 845-1060

Texas A&M University is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Credentials scheduled by overnight mail carriers for Saturday delivery will be delivered and accepted by the University on the next business day.


Acts of Dishonesty

All students applying to Texas A&M University are expected to follow the Aggie Code of Honor which states “An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal nor tolerate those who do.” Applicants found to have misrepresented themselves or submitted false information on the application will receive appropriate disciplinary action.

Pursuant to the 2013-2014 undergraduate catalog and Texas A&M student rule 24.4.1, acts of dishonesty include but are not limited to:

  • Withholding material information from the University, misrepresenting the truth during a University investigation or student conduct conference, and/or making false statements to any University official.
  • Furnishing false information to and/or withholding information from any University official, faculty member, or office.
  • Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.

The submission of false information at the time of admission or readmission is ground for rejection of the application, withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, dismissal or other appropriate disciplinary action.


How to be Admitted

Review Admits by Graduate Department

Graduate admission decisions are made by each of the individual Graduate Departments and are competitive; thus, you should contact the specific department or program prior to applying to discuss your intent to apply. The decision to admit an applicant to a program of study leading to a graduate degree is the shared responsibility of an academic department, an intercollegiate faculty (where applicable) and/or a college.


APPLY to Texas A&M

Applicants to the Mays MBA Program should use the on-line application specific to that program.
Applicants to the Mays Graduate Programs (MS, MLERE, PHD) should use the on-line application specific to those programs.