International Applicants | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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:

For questions, contact the School of Nursing at (806) 743-9294 (Undergraduate Applicants) or (806) 743-9295 (Graduate Applicants) and ask for the Admissions Evaluator for the program to which you are applying.


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.


Applicants from a country where the primary language is not English must provide evidence of achieving a total score of 84 or higher with a speaking score of 26 or higher and a writing score of 27 or higher on the TOEFL iBT.

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