Special Admission Requirements And Procedures For International Students
Angelo State University is authorized under federal law to enroll international students.
A student from a foreign country will be eligible for admission to Angelo State University and a Form I-20, Certificate for Eligibility, will be issued when all admission requirements have been met and the following items are on file in the Office of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies:
- Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination or Graduate Management Admission Test (if the program requires it).
- Application for Admission* with mandatory $50 application fee (international money order payable in $US)
- Official transcripts of previous academic records with English translation, if original transcript is not in English.
- An evaluation of the transcript(s) by an official foreign transcript evaluator. 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. All transcripts become the property of Angelo State University once submitted and cannot be returned to the applicant.
- An essay of no more than 500 words (typed in 12-point font with 1-inch margins) which describes your educational plans, career objectives, commitment to your particular field of study, any research experience, your view of research and possible research interests, and personal goals. The essay may also address any of the following factors, which are qualities that will be acknowledged in the admission process:
- Socioeconomic history
- Family background (including level of educational attainment)
- Personal talents, leadership capabilities, community service
- A score of 550 (with a minimum of 55 on each of the three sections) on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a score of 213 (with a minimum of 17 on each of the three sections) on the computer-based TOEFL, a score of 79 on the i BT TOEFL (with a minimum of 20 on each of the four sections) or a minimum score of 7 on the Academic Module of the IELTS. Applicants to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program must score a minimum of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL or a score of 250 on the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 79 on the i BT TOEFL.**
- Supplemental Information Form for foreign applicants
- Statement from parent, guardian, or other sponsor guaranteeing the applicant’s financial support while in the United States
- Housing Application (including US $100 deposit) and approval if applicant is accepted and wants to live on campus
* These forms are available online.
** An international applicant may be required to take a locally administered examination of English skills and enroll in an intensive course in English if, in the judgment of the faculty and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, he or she is deficient in skills for speaking, understanding, and/or writing in English.
Insurance Requirement For International Students
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 the 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.
The insurance requirement is coordinated by the Center for International Studies.
An international applicant must have all of these items on file in the office of the dean of the College of Graduate Studies no later than June 10 to register for the fall semester, Nov. 1 to register for the spring semester, and March 15 to register for the summer session.