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How To Apply

How to Apply

Welcome to the University of Texas at San Antonio!  We are pleased you are considering studying at UTSA, and we look forward to welcoming you on campus. 

As an international student, you can apply for admission as a freshman or a transfer student.  You are considered a freshman applicant if you have completed secondary school and have not previously enrolled at any college or university.  You are considered a transfer applicant if you have completed secondary school and have previously enrolled in a college or university.

To apply as an international freshman (first-time university student)
  • Apply online at www.ApplyTexas.org
  • Pay the $60 application processing fee
  • Submit your official secondary school transcript with subjects and grades
  • Send your TOEFL or IELTS scores.  TOEFL (www.toefl.org) scores must be sent directly from the testing agency.
  • If you have taken the SAT or ACT, please send your scores to us directly from the testing agency
  • Students who have studied at an American-accredited high school in another country must submit SAT or ACT scores 
 
To apply as an international transfer
  • Apply online at www.ApplyTexas.org
  • Pay the $60 application processing fee
  • Submit your official transcript(s) from each college or university you have attended
  • Submit a foreign credential evaluation for any foreign college or university transcripts.  We recommend Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA), but you can submit a credential evaluation from any evaluators on the NACES website (www.naces.org). 
  • Send your TOEFL or IELTS scores.  TOEFL (www.toefl.org) scores must be sent directly from the testing agency.
 
Note: Transfer applicants with less than 30 semester hours of academic credit earned at the time of applying must also submit the requirements for freshman applicants.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester            June 1
Spring Semester       November 1
Summer Semester    April 1
 

TOEFL/IELTS  Requirements

Admission Type

TOEFL Internet-Based Test

TOEFL Paper-Based Test

IELTS Test

Bachelor's Degree Admission Qualification (ELAP required)**

79-99

550-599

6.5

Bachelor's Degree Admission Qualification (ELAP exempt)

100

600

7.0

 

Statement of finances and proof of funding documents

If you will be studying on an F-1 or J-1 visa, you must show proof of financial support for your studies. These are not required unless you are admitted, but submitting them during the application process will expedite issuance of your I-20 or DS-2019 if you are admitted.

Send financial documents and the Confirmation of Financial Resources (CFR) form to the mailing address below, or scan it and email it to newinternational@utsa.edu

Office of International Programs,  MB 1.210
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
USA

Please note: If successful, you will be offered admission based upon the general admission requirements of the University. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details on the admission requirements for your intended program of study.

English Language Assessment Program (ELAP)
The ELAP is a test to assess students' academic English proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The test is administered during orientation for those students who have an ELAP hold. Results from the ELAP will determine possible placement in EIS (English for International Students) courses in the first semester. EIS courses are credit courses and not part of an Intensive English Program.