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International Applicants

Please use your name as it appears on your passport on your application and all other communication with TTUHSC School of Allied Health Sciences.

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

 

Transcripts

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

WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES
1-800-937-3895
fax: (212) 739-6139
www.wes.org

FOREIGN CREDENTIALS SERVICE OF AMERICA
Dr. William J. Paver, Director
1910 Justin Lane
Austin, TX 78757
phone: (512) 459-8428
fax: (512) 459-4565

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.
P.O. Box 2465
Denton, TX 76202-2465
(940) 383-7498
fax: (940) 382-4874
staff@iacei.net

GLOBAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.
P.O. Box 9203
College Station, TX 77842
1-800-517-4754
fax: (512) 528-9293
email: gce@gceus.com
website: gceus.com

FOREIGN CREDENTIALING COMMISSION ON PHYSICAL THERAPY, INC.
124 West St. South, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA  22314-2825
phone: (703) 684-8406
fax: (703) 684-8715
website:  www.fccpt.org

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 Allied Health Sciences at (806) 743-3220 and ask for the Admissions Evaluator for the program you are applying to.

 

TOEFL/IELTS

The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or official International English Language 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. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5. 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 Grenada
       Antigua Guyana
       The Bahamas Jamaica
       Barbados Montserrat
       Belize St. Kitts and Nevis
       British Virgin Islands St. Lucia
       Bermuda St. Vincent
       Cayman Islands Trinidad and Tobago
       Dominica Turks and Caicos Islands
Republic of Ireland
Liberia
New Zealand
United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales)
United States

Official TOEFL score reports or official IELTS results are required from all other countries, unless the applicant has received a degree from an accredited college/university in one of the above-listed countries.

TOEFL can also be waived based on SAT and ACT scores, at the Schools discretion.

TOEFL can also be waived if they took 4 consecutive long semesters of credit-bearing/non-development/non-ESL courses at an accredited post-secondary school in the US.

 

Additional Required Information

Applicants are required to submit the following in addition to their TTUHSC SOAHS online application: current passport biographical page, bank statement converted to U.S. currency, and a financial statement (if you have a sponsor).

 

F-1 Visa Applicants

  • Our Physician Assistant Studies program is not approved to admit F-1 visa students at this time.
  • Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program on the Odessa campus is not approved to admit F-1 visa students at this time.

 

I-20

If an applicant is accepted for admission by a program in the School of Allied Health Sciences, the TTUHSC Registrar's Office will then determine if there is enough financial information to issue an I-20. If there is adequate financial information, the I-20 will be issued by the Office of International Programs and mailed to the applicant. If financial information is needed, it should be in the form of a bank statement converted to U.S. currency. A statement of support from the sponsor must accompany the bank statement. This statement should be sent to the TTUHSC Registrar's Office.

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