Instructions for Completing Your ApplyTexas Application International Undergraduate Admission Application

(valid for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters)

Please submit either a paper or a web application, not both.

Biographical Information

  1. Enter your Social Security number. A Social Security Number is strongly encouraged for U.S. Citizens and Permanent residents. Please enter your Social Security Number if you have one as it is important for purposes of the identity of your application, grade transcript, test scores, and financial aid.
  2. Enter your date of birth (month, day, year). Do not leave blank; this information is required.
  3. Enter your full, legal last, first, and middle name. Do not use nicknames or abbreviations because this information will be used for your official record if you enroll. Use your full, legal name on all documents sent to the institution to which you are applying.
  4. Enter your preferred name.
  5. Enter other names, if any, under which your transcripts or other credentials may be listed.
  6. Enter the city, state, and country where you were born.
  7. Answer the questions regarding your citizenship status. If you have one, be sure to include with your application a copy of your permanent resident card and/or notice of action from the USCIS.
  8. Enter your permanent mailing address. If you are filling out a paper application, use the county code only if you are residing in Texas; if you are not residing in Texas, you do not need to provide a code. If you do not live in the United States, enter the name of the country where you reside.
  9. Enter your physical mailing address, only if different from your permanent mailing address.
  10. Enter your preferred phone number and alternate phone number (if applicable). Enter the phone type for the preferred and alternate phone, if applicable (Home, Work, or Cell). Enter the country code, if applicable.
  11. Enter the name, relationship to you, address, phone number, and email address of an emergency contact person.
  12. Enter your email address. The inclusion of your email address may allow institutional representatives to contact you with admission information.
  13. The ethnic background and race question does not apply to international applicants.
  14. Designate whether you are male or female.

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Educational Background

  1. If you are applying as an international transfer applicant, indicate your degree status here.
  2. Enter the name, city, and state of your secondary school (please use the school search button for the most accurate information). Please enter the month and year you graduated or expect to graduate. Indicate whether you were home-schooled.
  3. If you did not or will not graduate from secondary school, please indicate whether or not you have earned a certificate of secondary school equivalency (like a GED) and whether it is the English or Spanish version.
  4. Please list all post-secondary colleges and universities which you have attended or are currently attending, their school codes, their locations, the dates you were enrolled, the number of hours earned, any type of degrees you have received, and the date the degree was conferred. Include colleges and universities you attended while you were in high school.
  5. Please indicate if you are on academic suspension from any college or university you have attended.

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Educational Information

  1. Please indicate whether you plan to pursue a preprofessional program (e.g., pre-law, pre-medicine, nursing, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, physical therapy, or pre-pharmacy).

Test Information

  1. Please indicate whether you have taken (or will take) the ACT, SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS. Also indicate the dates you took or plan to take the tests.

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Extracurricular, Personal, & Volunteer Activities

Please provide complete information for any or all of the three categories listed. Some possible examples include the following:

  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Memberships or offices held in clubs, whether elected or appointed.
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE: Volunteer work
  • TALENT/AWARDS/HONORS: Sports, cheerleading, musical ability, academic honors and any type of awards or certificates received

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Educational Experience

This page is optional and may not be included in the applications for all institutions.

Summary of Educational Experience: Read the onscreen instructions carefully. Be sure to use the terminology of the country where the school is located, and do not attempt to translate into American terminology.

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Preliminary Visa Information

Preliminary Visa Information: If you are already in the United States, please indicate your type of visa and its expiration date, and if you plan to leave the US before enrolling. If you are not already in the United States, please indicate the type of visa desired.

Please enter your expected source(s) of financial support. Please indicate your marital status. List the information for all dependents who will require immigration documents to accompany you to the U.S.

Application Representative: If you want someone besides yourself to be able to discuss your file with the university's admissions office, please fill in the information.

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Custom Questions for this Institution

Many universities and degree programs have additional questions for you to answer. Some answers are required, others are optional. However, even if a question is listed as optional, you must acknowledge that you have seen the optional question by clicking  the "Save" button. When all questions have been saved, you will be able to save the page and proceed with your application.

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Most colleges and universities in Texas do not require essays as part of the admissions process; some, however, do require them. Please check the essay requirements of the institution(s) to which you are applying (see and find the appropriate web site through "Texas Public University Web Sites").

Use a word processing software program to write and save your essay(s). When you are ready to save your essay(s) in Apply Texas, come back to ApplyTexas Main Menu page at Access your application, go to the Essays tab, and cut and paste your written, saved essay into the text area. You will be able to save, retrieve and edit the essay as many times as you want in Apply Texas prior to submitting your application. If submitting a paper essay, be sure to include your name and Social Security number on each of your essay pages when you submit them, as well as your application ID number.

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Certification of Information

Read the certification statements carefully. If you are filling out the web application, you do NOT need to print or mail this form, just be sure to check the boxes next to the statements. If you are submitting the paper form of this application, it is generally acceptable to make a copy of the application, including the signature page, for submission to more than one institution.

Application Fee Information

See the institution-specific instructions regarding your application fee. Please include the student's name and application ID on your check or money order if you choose that form of payment. Check with the institution to which you are applying regarding a possible waiver of the application fee.

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