international

Who Is Considered an International Student?

At TSU, an international student is an individual of foreign nationality who will be entering or has already entered, the United States with a student visa.

With the few exceptions noted below, international students follow the same application process as any other first-year or transfer applicant.

Student Requirements

New/ high school students who completed 12 years of school need to prepare the documents below. The application will only be processed upon receipt of ALL the below documents.

Table
Items Details
Admission Application

Submit Online Application Spring 2022
Submit Online Application Summer & FALL 2022

Application Fee

Click here for credit card payment (Pay Application fee online), or mail $78.00 U.S. Currency money order or check to:

International Student Affairs  
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne
Houston, TX  77004

Complete official records Slips/certificates/transcripts
High School Transcripts
English Language Proficiency, if required TOEFL: 500 paper-based / 173 Computer-based / 61 for internet base test or better
IELTS : 5.0
Official SAT or ACT test results (freshmen only) SAT score of 900 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or
ACT 17 (Composite)
Affidavit of financial support Downloaded and Completed international-certification-financial along with Bank Certificate/Bank Statement/Financial Guarantee - Estimated amount must indicate $33,093 or more on financial form
Table
WITHIN U.S. OUTSIDE U.S.
Admission Application Submit Online Application Spring 2022
Submit Online Application Summer & FALL 2022
Requirements At least 15 semester hours of college-level credits and a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Application Fee

Click here for credit card payment (Pay Application fee online), or mail $78.00 U.S. Currency money order or check to:

International Student Affairs  
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne
Houston, TX  77004

Passport Copy of the passport showing applicant information and US visa page Copy of the passport showing applicant information and US visa page
I-20 Form Copy of valid I-20 form from current college/university attending N/A
I-94 Card Copy of the current I-94 arrival/departure record N/A
Transcript(s) Official transcript(s) of current and all previously attended college/university sent directly to TSU All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an outside agency with a course-by-course evaluation and grade point average calculation. Please refer to the list of TSU’s Approved Evaluation Services below;
Foreign Student Advisor’s Report Foreign Student Advisor’s Transfer Report Form completed at the current college from which student is transferring N/A
English Language Proficiency, if required TOEFL: 500 paper-based / 173 Computer-based
/ 61 for internet base test or better IELTS : 5.0
TOEFL : 500 paper-based / 173 Computer-based
/ 61 for internet base test or better IELTS : 5.0
Affidavit of financial support Downloaded and Completed international-certification-financial along with Bank Certificate/Bank Statement/Financial Guarantee - Estimated amount must indicate $33,093 or more on financial form.
To Apply as a Graduate Student, Click here and follow the FAQ Instructions
Approved Evaluation Services  Open
Application Deadlines  Open
Test Exemption  Open
Required Immunization  Open
Insurance  Open
Full Time Student  Open
Online Class  Open
Exemption for TOEFL  Open