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Admission Requirements

To enroll at Angelo State University, an international applicant must have on file in the Center for International Studies all of the following items:

  1. Application for Admission
  2. Mandatory U.S. $50 nonrefundable application fee (to be paid by using an International Money Order, Credit Card, Cashiers Check, or Postal Order)
  3. Official transcript(s) of previous academic record (high school transcript and U.S. college transcripts)
  4. Demonstrated English language proficiency
  5. SAT or ACT Exam scores
  6. Official Financial Statement Form completed by sponsor and an original bank statement or letter (with amounts in U.S. dollars) with original signatures on both forms

Deadlines

Submit all the above materials by one of these deadlines:

  • June 10 to register for the fall semester (begins in late August)
  • Nov. 1 to register for the spring semester (begins in mid-January)
  • March 15 to register for summer sessions (begins in early June)

Application for Admission

Fill out the application carefully and completely (please print or type). The application cannot be processed without the application fee (it is mandatory and nonrefundable). This fee can be paid by credit card at the time of application to prevent delay in the processing. Otherwise, we require an International Money Order, cashier’s check or postal order.

A paper admission application is available upon request.


Official Transcript

First-year undergraduate students (freshmen) should request that their secondary schools mail their official transcript(s), mark sheets or graduation certificates, complete with the school’s seal and signature of the registrar, to ASU’s Center for International Studies. Photocopies not bearing the original mark or seal of the school are not acceptable.

A student entering as a transfer student from another accredited U.S. college, university or junior college must supply an official sealed transcript from each school attended, including secondary or high school work.

To determine if non-U.S. college credit is transferable to ASU, an applicant must have transcripts evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. The preferred service is Foreign Credential Services of America, but any company in the United States is acceptable.  Evaluations must be completed in English and include semester credit hours and letter grades. The approximate cost is U.S. $175 for a full evaluation.

It is the student’s choice to submit, at the time of application, foreign college and/or university transcripts for admission purposes and transfer credit determination at ASU. However, once transfer credit is evaluated by ASU personnel, the student no longer has the option to eliminate these credits from their record. All transcripts become the property of Angelo State University once submitted and cannot be returned to the applicant.


English Language Proficiency

Since all classes at ASU are conducted in English, it is essential that every applicant who is not a native speaker have a sufficient knowledge of the English language. Applicants can demonstrate English proficiency by fulfilling one of the options listed below:

  • Satisfactory completion of the English Language Learner’s Institute (ELLI) program at ASU
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores: a minimum of 550 (paper-based) or a minimum of 79 (Internet-based)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Scores: a minimum of 6.5 overall
  • Official transcript showing graduation from an accredited U.S. high school attended for a minimum of three years
  • Official transcript from an overseas U.S. Department of Defense school showing graduation (must have attended for a minimum of three years)
  • Official transcript of U.S. associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral program (degree must be posted)
  • An International Baccalaureate (IB): grade 5 or higher
  • English 1301 (English Composition) and English 1302 (Writing across the Curriculum) transferred from a regionally accredited U.S. institution that count for transfer credit at ASU (not ESL/ELL courses) with grades of “B” or better.

SAT or ACT Examination

ACT or SAT scores must also be submitted by a first-year undergraduate applicant (freshman) with a minimum English sub-score of 17 on the ACT or a minimum Critical Reading score of 430 on the SAT . There is no composite score requirement for either exam. ASU does not use the writing section of either exam (ACT or SAT) for admission to the university. 

The institutional codes for Angelo State University are:
SAT and TOEFL: 6644
ACT: 4164

The testing agencies should mail official exam results to the address listed below:

Angelo State University
Center for International Studies
ASU Station #11035
San Angelo, TX 76909-1035

Exams should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure timely receipt and processing of results. The best exam score will be used for admission purposes.

College or university students (transferring to ASU from a U.S. or a foreign institution) may not be required to take the ACT or SAT exam. The Center for International Studies will determine if a prospective transfer student is exempt from this requirement.


Official Financial Statement Form

This form must be completed by the applicant’s sponsor guaranteeing the applicant’s financial support while in the United States. A bank statement or other certified proof of financial support (i.e., letter from a bank), with amounts in U.S. dollars, must also be attached and include an original signature.

The amount of funding (without scholarship assistance) that needs to be made available by the sponsor is U.S. $26,500.


Approval for Admission

After applicants have met all admission requirements, a Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility will be issued. A Form I-20 is a document issued by the university that allows non-immigrant international students to apply for an F-1 student visa. 

Once the Form I-20 is received, applicants will need to make the appropriate Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee payments and schedule an appointment with the U.S. Embassy to apply for an F-1 student visa.


Additional Information

Housing Application

A reservation for a room in one of the on-campus residence halls must be made once the applicant has been approved for admission to Angelo State University. Applications are available online through the Residential Programs Office. A U.S. $200 application fee must accompany the application. Contact Residential Programs at housing@angelo.edu for requirements.

Insurance

All international students are required to get health insurance each fall and spring semester at the time of registration. They are to purchase the group hospitalization, medical evacuation and repatriation insurance plan that is provided through ASU.

The approximate cost of such insurance is U.S. $696 for each semester. International students who fail to purchase insurance will not be allowed to register for classes at ASU.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

For Undergraduates Only: All international applicants must register to take an approved TSI assessment prior to enrolling in a Texas public college or university, unless otherwise exempt. Please visit the Texas Success Initiative Web page for more information and exemptions.

For non-exempt applicants, a TSI-approved assessment can be taken after arrival at ASU.

Advanced Placement, CLEP and International Baccalaureate Credits

International Students who wish to earn ASU credit for successful completion of Advanced Placement, CLEP and International Baccalaureate credits should have official score reports submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Minimum score requirements are available on the Registrar’s Office Web page.

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