International Applicants

The following requirements should be followed carefully in order for an applicant to be admitted to a bachelor's program in the School of Nursing. Applicants should also check the websites of the programs to which they are applying to determine if the programs have any additional requirements.

NOTE Please use your name as it appears on your passport on your application and all other communication with TTUHSC School of Nursing.


Do not send international transcripts to the School of Nursing. Transcripts from schools outside the United States must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. The school requires course-by-course evaluations and will accept evaluated transcripts and diploma information from the following services:

World Education Services
Phone 1-800-937-3895
Fax (212) 739-6139
Foreign Credentials Service Of America
Phone 1 (877) 553-4285
Email (512) 459-4565
International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 2465
Denton, TX 76202-2465
Phone (940) 383-7498
Fax (940) 382-4874
Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 9203
College Station, TX 77842
Phone 1-800-517-4754
Fax (512) 528-9293

Information received from other authorities will have to be reviewed and may have to be sent back through one of the above services at the discretion of the school. For questions, contact the School of Nursing at (806) 743-1732 and ask for the Admissions Evaluator for the program you are applying to.


The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or official International English Testing Service (IELTS) scores, when applicable. Minimum acceptable scores for the TOEFL are 213 on the computer-based test, 79 on the internet-based test, and 550 on the paper test. This test is waived only for graduates of U.S. universities or universities in countries in which the native language is English. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's institution code for the TOEFL is 6851.

Countries exempt from the English language proficiency requirement:

  • Australia
  • Canada (except the Province of Quebec)
  • Commonwealth Caribbean Countries:
    • Anguilla
    • Antigua
    • The Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Bermuda
    • Cayman Islands
    • Dominic
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Jamaica
    • Montserrat
    • St. Kitts and Nevis
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Vincent
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Liberia
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales)
  • United States

Official TOEFL score reports are required unless the applicant has received a degree from an accredited college/university in one of the above-listed countries. Information concerning the TOEFL may be obtained from Educational Testing Services —

Upon acceptance to the School of Nursing, the international student must furnish original documents or official certified copies indicating the nature and scope of their educational program, as well as citizenship, finance and visa information. These documents should be sent to the Office of International Affairs.

Office of International Affairs
International Cultural Center
Box 45004
Lubbock, TX 79409-5004
Phone: (806) 742-3667
Fax: (806) 742-1286