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International Admissions

Official Transcripts and Entrance Exams

Official Transcripts

International undergraduate students must submit official sealed transcripts or official mark sheets from each college/university attended. Photocopies and faxed copies are not official and will not be accepted for final admission consideration. Transcripts in the original language and an official English translation are required. International transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency of the International Office.

Entrance exam

A score is required on one of the:


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. Website: www.ielts.org Please note: TOEFL or IELTS 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.

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