In addition to satisfying admissions criteria outlined in the catalog,
international applicants from non English speaking countries must achieve
a minimum score of 550 on the paper Test of English as a Foreign Language
(TOEFL) or 213 on the computerized TOEFL, or 80 on the internet-based
TOEFL. Students must have taken the test within two years of the date
of admission. Admitted international students must meet the requirements
of the Texas Higher Education Assessment prior to enrolling in classes.
Certified English translations are required for documents prepared
in a language other than English. There is an additional $100.00 international
document evaluation fee for any student who has been educated outside
the United States. These processing fees are required of all international
students applying for admission to The University of Texas at Dallas.
International applicants are strongly urged to submit the application
and supporting materials at least six months ahead of the intended
date of enrollment. All required documents must be submitted by the
following deadline dates in order to be considered for admission:
Entering in the fall semester: May1
Entering in the spring semester: September 1
Entering in the summer session: March 1
Applicants providing foreign credentials/documents should send all
materials to the following address:
Admissions - Foreign Credentials - HH10
PO Box 830688
Richardson, Texas 75083-0688
International students who plan to study with a F or J visa status
must also provide evidence of financial support in order to obtain
an I-20 or IAP-66 document.
Health Insurance and Documentation
International students are required to maintain approved comprehensive
health insurance while enrolled at The University of Texas at Dallas.
At registration, international students will be assessed a health
insurance fee for the purchase of the U.T. System Student Health Insurance
Plan. If there is evidence of continuing coverage under the U.T. System
Employee Health Plan, a comparable mandatory employee plan, continuing
mandatory coverage through a government sponsored health plan, or
continuing coverage that satisfies the requirements of USIA regulations
with regard to J1 and J2 visa holders, the student can request that
the health insurance charge be waived.
International students are required to have a mantoux tuberculin
skin test prior to registration and must mail the completed documentation
form to the UTD Student Health Center - SU25, PO Box 830688, SU 1.606,
Richardson, TX 75083-0688.
See the Health Center web site (http://www.utdallas.edu/healthcenter/)
for the documentation form and more information. International Students
will not be permitted to register until this requirement has been
Orientation and Registration
In addition to the requirements listed above, UTD holds a mandatory
orientation session for new F and J visa status international students.
Students will not be allowed to register without a permit showing
that they have attended orientation.