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UT Tyler International Students

Undergraduate International Student Admissions

Important Information

If you are interested in applying as an international student to UT Tyler, we recommend first reading the "Six Steps for International Students" posted by the American Chemical Society. This is an excellent getting started guide no matter what your intended major. "If You Want to Study in the U.S." is another good resource. Information regarding the U.S. visa process can be found at the U.S. Department of State web site. Education USA provides tips on entrance exams, applying, financing, visas, and pre-departure information for international students.  

The United States has launched a government-wide initiative to encourage the best and brightest international students and scholars to study and remain in the United States. A key component of this initiative is the launch of, a new, dynamic website that serves as a clearinghouse of information aimed at helping international students navigate the international student process.

After being accepted, you will receive an I-20 form from UT Tyler with your admission information.  The I-20 form should be taken to the U. S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country to obtain the necessary F-1 Student Visa. Remember to also take documentary evidence of financial support for your studies in the U.S., since the official may request such evidence.

You will receive a letter/email from International Undergraduate Admissions with details of the International Student Orientation. All new F-1 students (freshman and transfer) are required to attend. If you have a conflict and need an exemption from attending orientation, you must contact the international students’ office at least 4 business days before the scheduled orientation.

Report to Angie Copeland’s office, Administration Building, Room 209, as soon as you arrive to The University of Texas at Tyler. Bring your signed I-20, your passport, visa, I-94 and your new Tyler address.