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.
FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS (TRADITIONAL BSN, RN-BSN, AND ACCELERATED BSN)
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 ALL GRADUATE PROGRAMS (MSN, POST-MASTER’S CERTIFICATE, BSN TO DNP, AND POST-MASTER’S DNP)
We only require a foreign transcript evaluation if the degree needed to enroll in the program is from outside the United States. For example, if you are applying to the MSN or BSN to DNP program and your BSN degree is from outside the United States or if you are applying to the Post-Master’s Certificate or Post-Master’s DNP program and your MSN degree is from outside the United States.
If you do need to submit a foreign transcript evaluation for any of the graduate programs, please note that we require an official Credential Evaluation Service Academic Report from CGFNS, Inc. You can find information on ordering on the CGFNS International website.
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.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS FOR THE MSN, POST-MASTER’S CERTIFICATE, POST-MASTER’S DNP, AND BSN TO DNP PROGRAMS:
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.
- Canada (except the Province of Quebec)
- Commonwealth Caribbean Countries:
- The Bahamas
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Republic of Ireland
- 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 — http://www.ets.org/toefl.
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.
D’Ann Holubec, MA
Associate Registrar/Designated School Official (DSO)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Office of the Registrar
3601 4th St, MS 8310
Lubbock, TX 79430
Phone: (806) 743-7347
Fax: (806) 743-3027