When is international student orientation?
The International Student Office will have a mandatory orientation week for the international students. This week normally is the week before school start.
When do classes start?
The first day of classes depend on the Semester:
- Fall Semester (August to December) : Last week of August
- Spring Semester (January to April) : Second week of January
- Summer I Semester (June to July) : First week of June
- Summer II Semester (July to August) : First week of July
For detail information about key dates for upcoming semesters, visit WTAMU Events Calendar or Buff Advisor
How do I register for classes?
Before new students can register for classes, they must attend the new student orientation. The International Student Office will remove holds from students' account. Students then meet their advisers and register for classes.
How and when do I pay for classes?
For information on accepted payment methods and payment deadlines, visit the Business Office
How do I pay for my daily expenses without having to carry cash?
There are two ways to pay for your daily expenses.
What is a social security number?
In the United States, social security numbers are generally assigned to people who are authorized to work in the United States. Social security numbers are used to report your wages to the government.
How do I apply for a social security card?
In general, only noncitizens who have permission to work from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can apply for a social security number. For information on procedures to apply for a social security card, visit Social Security.
How do I find an on campus job?
Foreign students with valid F-1 status are eligible for on-campus employment. No special authorization from the Department of Homeland Security is needed to obtain this type of employment. However, a social security card is required. The University has a Student Employment Office for students seeking on-campus employment. New students must contact student employment services at firstname.lastname@example.org to be given access to the database.
What are the restrictions on employment for international students?
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.
What are the mandatory vaccines for International students attending WTAMU?
West Texas A&M University does not require students to show proof of immunizations to attend the University. However, students who reside in residential living (Dorms) are required to show proof of the meningitis vaccination.
Can I carry my laptop to the US?
Yes. Apart from Internet access at the open access computer lab, WTAMU also has wireless Internet services available at designated areas on campus enabling you to use your laptop. For information, visit wireless networking. Also, most of the residence halls on campus provide Internet access. For information, visit residential network.
Are there campus organizations and clubs at WTAMU?
WTAMU is home to multiple campus organizations.