International Undergraduate Admissions

International applicants who are accepted for admission usually begin studies in the fall term (late August) or the spring term (late January). International Applicants will apply by the appropriate deadline based on entry term and student type listed below. 

Spring 2023 Term:

  • November 15 - Application Deadline for all student types (Freshman, Transfer, and International)

Fall 2023 Term

  • Freshman Applicants:
    • November 15 - Early Action Application Deadline and Scholarship Consideration.
    • February 1 - Regular Application Deadline 
    • June 1 - Late Application Deadline (for international students only
  • Transfer and Second Bachelor Applicants:
    • March 1 - Early Application Deadline and Scholarship Deadline.
    • June 1 - Regular Application Deadline

Applicants who are accepted for admission will receive the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20). This document is used to apply for a student (F-1) visa at a U.S. Embassy or consulate overseas. It is also used for transferring from one institution in the United States to another. F-1 students are required to enroll each term as full-time degree candidates and take a minimum of 12 U.S. semester-hour units.

The following procedures should be completed by students applying for their American bachelor’s degree:

  1. Apply online by selecting the appropriate application type: Freshman / Transfer .
  2. To be considered for admission, applicants are required to complete the official international undergraduate application. A nonrefundable, $45 USD application fee (personal credit card, check drawn at a U.S. bank or money order drafted in U.S. dollars) is required.
  3. All international applicants must complete an admissions file, including:
    1. Official secondary and post-secondary academic records must be sent from the educational institution of the student's home country.
      1. Students with international post-secondary course work must submit a course-by-course evaluation from one of the following international credential evaluation companies: WESSpanTranIERF, or ECE.
      2. Students with international secondary course work must submit a notarized English translation of all documents. Translations must be as literal as possible with no attempt to translate information into the United States system of education. Should the Office of International Admission require additional information, they will reach out and ask for specific information.   
    2. Proof of English language proficiency for non-native English speakers by submitting either:
      1. an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results. A minimum score of 70 (Internet-based, with sub-scores of 17) or score of an 8 in the TOEFL Essentials (with sub-scores 8) are required. The results will be reported to TU if indicated on the TOEFL application. The TU code number is 5404.
      2. an SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of at least 540; or
      3. an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score of 6.0; or
      4. completion of the English Language Center program; or
      5. completion of one of the additional options listed on the International Admissions webpage
    3. Financial certification - Accepted students are required to provide official financial statements that show funds are available annually to cover their tuition, fees and living expenses. Acceptable methods of financial verification are described in the international student application.
  4. International students are required to pay out-of-state tuition.
  5. International students who enroll at TU are required to take TU’s English placement exam prior to the start of the semester. 
  6. International students are those who hold or plan to hold an F-1 or J-1 international student visa. Students who hold any other visa type or immigration status are considered domestic applicants and should contact Admissions for more information about their application process.