International Students Admission Process
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All required documents must arrive by the deadline date. Complete applications and all supporting documents must be received in the Office of International Undergraduate Admissions by the posted deadlines.
Application Deadlines for Undergraduate International Students
If Out of Country
If Already in the United States
How to Apply
Applicants must apply through the ApplyTexas website, which requires that you have an email address.
- Application instructions for International Students: Go to www.applytexas.org
- Create a username/password, fill out your profile, log in and
- Select: Start a New Application
- Select: Create a new International Undergraduate freshman or transfer school admissions application
- Target University: University of Texas at Tyler
- Semester of Entry: Select appropriate semester
- Select: Continue
- Select your major under the correct UNDERGRADUATE College
Note: To have your application evaluated for admission, you must pay your application fee, submit OFFICIAL transcripts of all undergraduate work, all international forms, and you must apply by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. Send application packet to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799
Required Documents for Admission
Note that students may be required to submit additional documents upon request by the Office of International Undergraduate Admissions. All materials submitted in the process of applying to the University become the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant.
International Undergraduate Application Fee
Pay the $75 undergraduate international application fee. If paid online, we accept Visa or Mastercard only. The fee must be paid in U.S. dollars and in the form of a check or money order written on a U.S. bank. The application fee is nonrefundable.
Proof of English Proficiency
All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English language proficiency. Applicants may submit official results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Pearson Test of English Proficiency (PTE).
Submit official score directly from ETS for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 (paper) or 79 (internet-based) is required for admission for graduate students. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Institutional Code for The University of Texas at Tyler is 6850. There is no departmental code for TOEFL.
IELTS Scores: The minimum IELTS score is 6.5 and 6 or greater in all sub-sections.
PTE Scores: The minimum score accepted on the Pearson Test of English is 53.
Please note: TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class at the proposed term of entry in order to be valid. In addition, individual academic programs may require a higher score, or evidence of spoken English language proficiency. Applicants from the following countries do not need to submit a TOEFL score: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Trinidad/Tobago, United Kingdom, U.S. Pacific Trust.
*Students who successfully complete The University of Texas at Tyler’s Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) Level 6 or 7 with qualifying scores will satisfy/meet UT Tyler’s English requirement for full admission to an undergraduate program, as long as all other admission requirements have been met. TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores can also be waived if students have taken English 1301 and English 1302 and scored a grade of B or better.
Notice of Admissions
You will receive email and or mail notification of official acceptance from the University.
Application Status Check
To check your status and review any outstanding tasks or documentation, follow the link in the email from admissions or type in the URL (http://my.uttyler.edu).
- In the Sign On box, enter your 10-digit user ID, your password and hit enter. These must be entered exactly as they appeared in the email Admissions sent you (case sensitive).
- In the Enterprise Menu box (upper left-hand corner), select System Access. (If you do not see this option, select Return to Portal)
- In the System Access box, select Student Center.
The To Do List on the right of the screen shows you all the remaining tasks you must complete.
Issuance of I-20
Once a student has been admitted to the university, the Form I-20 will be issued showing the date by which the student must register at UT Tyler. Upon arrival, students must present valid passport, visa, I-94 card, and any former I-20. If the student has not registered by the required date, the UT Tyler I-20 Form will be terminated.