How to Apply
How to Apply
When do I submit my application?
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application before the application deadlines. However, due to visa wait time, we strongly recommend that students apply at least 6 months prior to their desired semester of study.
How long is the admission process?
In general, it takes two to three months to process an international student's admission to the University. This period of time ensures all required admission tests are taken and score reports are forwarded to the University. Sufficient time is needed for the visa interview and to obtain official transcripts with certified English translation and financial documents. Less time is needed when students send all necessary documents, including test scores.
How do I get an I-20 from West Texas A&M University?
Once the International Student Office has received complete application and academic documents, your file will be evaluated for admission. Admission requirements must be met and financial funding verified before an I-20 will be issued.
When will I receive my I-20?
After admission has been granted, an I-20 and an admission letter will be sent to you within two weeks.
When and where should transcripts be sent to West Texas A&M University?
Transcripts must be received on or before the publicized application deadlines for the term you are applying for. Transcripts must be mailed directly to the following address:
West Texas A& M University
International Student Office
WTAMU Box 60745
Canyon, TX 79016-001
Attn: Kristine Combs or Giselle Alvarado
What if my transcripts are not in English?
If your school does not provide an English translation, take your own personal copies of your transcripts to a certified English translation agency. Once the translation has been completed, forward it to the International Student Office immediately. Note that you still need to have your official transcripts mailed directly from your school.
Are there any other documents required prior to being accepted?
Yes. You are required to have evidence of financial resources (bank statement / sponsor's financial statement) to meet the cost of education at West Texas A&M University. Visit tuition information to learn more about living expenses and tuition for one academic year.
TOEFL and Other Tests
How can I be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirements?
Students who complete English as a Second Language International (ESLI) on the WTAMU campus can be exempt from TOEFL/IELTS. Students whose language of instructions at their previous institution was English can be exempt from TOEFL/IELTS with verification.
How can I have my TOEFL results mailed to West Texas A&M University?
Contact TOEFL services in New Jersey, USA at 1-609-771-7100 or out of the U.S. at 1-609-771-7243. Make sure you indicate 6938 as WTAMU’s institution code number.
Do international students qualify for Federal financial aid?
Federal financial aid is not available to international students. However, there are many scholarships available for qualified students.
Does WTAMU offer financial aid, scholarship or loans to international students?
Yes, WTAMU awards more than $34 million in scholarships, loans, grants and financial aid each year. Scholarships and tuition cost reductions worth $7,600 or more per year are available for qualified students. For information, visit the scholarship office.
What is the deadline for a scholarship application?
WTAMU scholarship application deadline is February 1 of each year.
What kind of housing is available?
Several housing options are available including the residence halls, residential suites and off campus apartments. Detailed information regarding these housing options are available through housing.
How many colleges does WTAMU have?
WTAMU has five different colleges, with 58 undergraduate, 39 masters' and one Ph.D. program.
Will I be able to work while I am a student?
A student on a F-1 visa is allowed to have graduate appointments and other forms of campus employment. On-campus employment is limited to 20-hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Employment in excess of 20 hours per week during the fall or spring semester is unlawful. During vacation periods and holidays, students may work 21-40 hours per week. However,students will not be allowed to work off campus.
I have been living and studying in the U.S. for several years. Am I still considered an international applicant?
Yes, unless you are a U. S. citizen or permanent resident (and have a green card).
If I am an international student do I have to attend school full time?
Yes. All international students are required by law to attend school full time with the exception of your final semester, when you may attend part time if needed.