International applicants on a student visa or status are limited to three hours of distance learning courses per semester according to federal regulations. Our RN to B.S.N. and all M.S.N. programs are 90 plus per cent online and students on F-1 and J-1 student visas will not able to participate. However, students in other visa categories may be permitted to study. For questions, please contact the International Student Services Office at Texas A&M University.
Two of the B.S.N. tracks (Traditional and Second Degree) are not online. International students with F-1 or J-1 visas may apply.
In addition to each program's stated application requirements, applicants with foreign transcripts must also include an official World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluations, Inc. (ECE), or Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (GCE) transcript evaluation report listing course by course U.S. grade point equivalencies and semester credits received. These reports must be sent directly from the evaluation agency in the original sealed envelope to:
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
If being sent via UPS or FEDEX, send to:
NursingCAS Transcript Department
311 Arsenal Street, Suite #15
Watertown, MA 02472
If admitted to the College of Nursing, applicants with foreign transcripts must submit the native language transcript along with an official English translation. These documents must include all original seals and/or signatures and be approved by the Texas A&M Office of Admissions prior to enrollment in the program.
Students may wish to speak with an adviser and provide results of the evaluation to determine transfer credits. Email the College of Nursing Admissions Office to request an appointment.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency by the application deadline. The following will satisfy the requirement:
A minimum TOEFL score taken within the previous two years of:
- 95 for internet-based testing (i-BT), or
- A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band,
- Completing all four years of high school in a U.S. accredited school, or
- Earning a baccalaureate degree following four years of study at a U.S. accredited institution.
The College of Nursing requires scores that are higher than the minimum posted on the Texas A&M website due to the nature of the curriculum and expected student outcomes in order to verify English proficiency requirements. An official copy of test scores and/or other documentation must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. The test must have been completed within the previous two years. See information below on how/where to submit TOEFL score.
International applicants will be expected to present declaration of finances, F-1 travel documents and the immigration informational questionnaire upon acceptance to the College of Nursing, and meet all deadlines required by the Office of International Student Services.
Applicants with Foreign Credentials who are non-citizens will also be required to present a copy of their Permanent Resident Card, if applicable.
How to Submit TOEFL
Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to be considered official. The institutional code for Texas A&M University for the SAT and TOEFL is 6003, and the ACT code is 4198. There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination, therefore use the Office of Admissions address listed below when requesting scores be sent to Texas A&M University. Tests should be taken at least eight weeks prior to the appropriate application deadline to ensure timely receipt and processing of results.
International Admissions Processing Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 40002
College Station, TX 77842-4002
You may verify receipt of your official scores by contacting the Office of Admissions. You will need to include your name (as given on test), date of birth, Texas A&M issued Universal Identification Number (UIN) if known, type of test, date test was taken and date you requested the scores to be sent to Texas A&M University.