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International Freshman

Who is a Freshman?

A student who has completed secondary studies (high school) and who has not attended an institution of higher learning (college/university).

How do I apply for admission? (Application Deadlines)

High School Equivalencies

  1. Submit Texas Common Application and pay $75 application fee (Online)
  2. Submit official transcripts to a university approved Foreign Credential Evaluation Service
  3. Submit foreign credential evaluation report and transcripts to International Student Office
    • Please see high school equivalencies (by country) for type of transcript to submit
  4. Submit required test scores

Fall 2017 Applicants: All documents required for admission and I-20 issuance are to be submitted to the International Student Office by July 14, 2017 in order to allow adequate time for processing. Due to anticipated long visa processing times, our office will issue I-20’s no later than August 1, 2017. This will allow the student enough time to attend their visa appointment, secure flight arrangements, and arrive at WTAMU on time for registration.

How do I apply for a visa?

You will need an I-20 form for use in the visa application process. Once you are notified of admission, you will be asked to submit proof of finances for your first year of studies to receive an I-20 form.

The Int’l Student Office will accept proof of financial resources from a variety of sources for issuance of the I-20 form including private funds, university funds, and sponsoring company, agency or government funds.  
Private Funds
University Funds
Sponsoring Company/Agency or Government Funds 

Are there other requirements?

Vaccinations - The bacterial meningitis vaccination is required of all students attending WTAMU. Please submit required Bacterial Meningitis Form  as proof of vaccination.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) - Foreign applicant will meet TSI requirements (unless exempt) once they are admitted and arrive on campus.

Athletes - Please be aware there are NCAA requirements that must be met to play sports at WTAMU. Meeting NCAA eligibility is a separate process from the application/admission process. Please work with your coach to apply for and meet NCAA eligibility requirements.

Who do I contact if I need assistance with the application/admission process? 

International Student Services
E-mail - internationaladmissions@wtamu.edu
Phone- 806-651-2073
Fax - 806-651-2071