International Students

A citizen of a nation other than the United States of America wishing to apply for admission to Texarkana College should contact the Office of Enrollment Services by email at Application forms and instructions are available online.

The completed application and ALL supporting documents (1-6 below) must be received by the Office of Enrollment Services at least two (2) months prior to the desired enrollment date. The applicant will be informed by mail or email of his/her admission status.

International applicants must provide the following documents prior to the issuance of the I-20 form:

  1. Application Form
    A formal application for admission must be completed online at or

  2. Authenticated Copies of all Academic Records
    These records should describe the courses of instruction in terms of years spent in school, types of subject matter covered, and grades earned in each subject. Evaluation of the applicant’s transcripts and records must reveal that the academic background is equivalent to high school graduation in the United States. Students seeking to transfer from another university or college must submit official transcripts from those institutions. Students seeking advanced standing for academic coursework completed at foreign institutions must have their transcripts evaluated by an independent agency. For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment Services. Student-issued copies of high school/university work will NOT be accepted. Evaluations and translations should be conducted by a national association or credit evaluation services member:

  3. Proof of English Proficiency
    This requirement is normally waived for citizens of the British Isles, Australia, the English-speaking portions of Canada, and New Zealand. All other students will be required to take one of the following tests:
    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum requirements are a score of 500 on the paper-based TOEFL or 173 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 71 on the Internet-based TOEFL.
    1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum requirement is a score of 5.5.

  4. Financial Affidavit
    A letter of certification (dated not more than six months prior to desired enrollment date) from a reputable financial institution (acceptable to the college) stating that the applicant possesses financial resources of at least $10,900 (U.S.) for each academic year of planned attendance at Texarkana College. College funds are not available for financial aid to students who are not citizens of the United States of America unless they have established resident alien status.

  5. Deposit
    In addition to the financial affidavit, a minimum deposit of $2,000 (U.S.) must be made to the Student Accounts Office prior to issuance of the I-20 form. This deposit will be refunded in full if the student does not enroll for the desired semester.

  6. Proof of Immunization against Measles–Rubeola and Rubella
    Immunization is required if the applicant was born after January 1, 1957. The immunization must have been administered after the applicant’s first birthday and after January 1, 1968.
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

Prospective students must show proof that they have had the bacterial meningitis vaccine within the last five years if under 22 years old.

If determined to be eligible for admission, the student must file with the registrar proof of adequate medical insurance that includes a repatriation provision and signed authorization for emergency medical treatment. At each subsequent enrollment, the student must file with the registrar evidence that a health insurance program is being maintained.

International students already in the U.S. will be allowed to register for developmental classes by taking the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test prior to registering for classes. Admission to college-level courses may require completion of some or all of the six steps listed above.

International students are not allowed to participate in late registration. Registration must be completed prior to the end of the regular registration period for each academic term of enrollment.

F1 visa holders are not eligible to domicile in the US per US Citizenship and Immigration Services; therefore, a student holding an F1 visa would not be eligible to apply for in-state residency for tuition purposes.