International Applicants

In addition to the requirements for freshmen and transfer applicants, some additional steps are listed below for students who have attended a secondary or post-secondary institution outside of the U.S.

1. English proficiency is required for all international student applicants from non-native English-speaking countries. This requirement can be waived if an applicant:

  • Attended three or more years at a U.S. high school and graduated or will graduate.

  • OR

  • Is from a country whose government language is English  and whose education has been solely in English.

  • OR

  • Completes an academic associates degree (AA, AS, or an AGS) from a Texas college,
    and
  • Completes the equivalent of ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302, obtaining a B or better in both classes,
    and
  • Is core complete.

  • OR

  • Completes 42 or more transferable credit hours from a U.S. institution,
    and
  • Completes the equivalent of ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302, obtaining a B or better in both classes,
    and
  • Achieves a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

 

Approved testing agencies and equivalent scores

Agency

Score

TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) 80
TOEFL (Paper-based) 550
IELTS 6.5
PTE 67
ELS Language Centers Pass Level 112

 

To be considered official, test scores must be from exams taken within two years of the intended semester of entry and sent directly from the testing agency either electronically or delivered in an unopened envelope sealed by the testing agency.

2. Freshman Applicants: Provide official, attested photocopies or certified copies of all high school transcripts, mark sheets or examination certificates showing the completion of 9th–12th grade graduation equivalent with grades/marks earned. Submit an official copy of final examinations taken at the end of the secondary school program, such as GCE ordinary-level and advanced-level examinations, school leaving certificates and matriculation exams.

The international acceptable academic document reference sheet may assist in identifying required documents by country of origin.

Transfer Applicants: If you have completed post-secondary coursework beyond high school from a college or university recognized by that country's Ministry of Education, the following must accompany the application:

  • Official, attested photocopies or certified copies of all previous university transcripts or semester mark sheets showing subjects completed, grades earned and dates of courses taken. Consolidated mark sheets are not acceptable.
  • If you have achieved a GCE A Level examination certificate, please provide an official, attested copy.
  • Official, attested photocopies or certified copies of the degree certificate or diploma showing the type of degree and date earned.
  • Copies of course syllabi or course descriptions.
  • The international acceptable academic document reference sheet may assist in identifying required documents by country of origin.

3. If your documents are issued in a language other than English, you must submit a certified English translation of your academic documents. The translations must be from either the academic institution or from a certified translation company.

4. Pay the $50 non-refundable international credential fee (for applicants with transcripts, mark sheets or other academic credentials from international institutions).

For immigration advising and benefit processing, please refer to the International Student Services Office.

The University of Texas at Dallas | Office of Admission and Enrollment 1-972-883-2270
Student Services Bldg | 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080-3021 1-800-889-2443