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International Student Admissions (Students on Non Immigrant Visas)

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
FAX: (972)883-6803
VOICE: (972)883-2270

Financial Responsibility

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 met.

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.


This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.