International Admissions

Admissions Requirements 

You're considered for admission as an international student if you:

  • Hold a visa with a foreign nationality
  • Hold asylum, refugee or temporary protected status
  • Are a pending U.S. permanent resident 

Visit International Student and Scholar Services for more information on required immigration documents and the next steps after acceptance.

International Application Deadlines


  • Preferred deadline: Feb. 1
  • Final deadline: March 1


  • Preferred deadline: March 1
  • Final deadline: May 1


  • Preferred deadline: July 1
  • Final deadline: Oct. 1


  • Admission to F1 visa holders will be contingent on meeting the immigration deadlines
  • Graduate program deadlines may be earlier than the international application deadline
  • Contact the graduate department of your intended program for requirements and deadline information

Visa Information

In order to ensure compliance with requirements set by the Department of Homeland Security certain restrictions apply to applicants that intend to pursue studies on an F or J visa. F and J visa holders:

  • Are not eligible to enroll in a certificate or fully online degree program. The issuance of I-20s for fully online programs is restricted by DHS.
  • Must begin their course of study during the fall or spring term unless the program of study only begins during the summer
  • Must meet the Office of International Education’s immigration deadline
  • Must be able to provide a Certification of Finances upon acceptance to TWU

For questions regarding visa information, please contact International Student and Scholar Services.

How to Apply

Page last updated 4:16 PM, October 24, 2019