International Admissions

Effective July 1, 2023 

Applicants are no longer required to provide non-U.S. transcripts and diplomas directly to TWU. A Course-by-Course evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service provider is required effective July 1. See the How to Apply section below for details.

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

  • Hold a visa with a foreign nationality
    • TWU does not issue Change of Status I-20s for B-1/B-2 visa holders. For additional information please visit the ISSS Prospective Students page
  • Hold asylum, refugee or temporary protected status
  • Are a pending U.S. permanent resident

You are an undergraduate student if you are seeking a bachelor’s degree and a graduate student if you are seeking a master’s or doctoral degree. Check the catalog for more admission information as an undergraduate or graduate student.

Contact us at with questions or assistance.

Application Deadlines

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


  • Preferred deadline: March 1
  • Final deadline: April 1


  • Preferred deadline: April 1
  • Final deadline: June 1


  • Preferred deadline: August 1
  • Final deadline: November 1

How to Apply

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1.  Apply online

Most graduate and some undergraduate programs have specific admissions requirements you must meet after acceptance to the University. Find your program in TWU’s Programs, Majors & Degrees finder to see if your program has additional admission requirements and application deadlines.

First-Year and Transfer international students

Apply on the ApplyTexas website.

Apply at

Graduate international students

Apply on the TWU Online Graduate Application portal.

TWU Online Graduate Application

2.  Submit documents to TWU

  • Course-by-Course Evaluation — Provide a Course-by-Course evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service provider. The Course-by-Course evaluation must include all studies completed at post-secondary schools outside of the U.S.
    • The Course-by-Course evaluation must be submitted directly to Admissions Processing by the service provider and must include a copy of the academic documents that were provided for completion of the evaluation.
    • A Course-by-Course evaluation is considered to be an evaluation which includes individual course titles, U.S. grades, U.S. credit hours and GPA along with the provider’s summary of the recommendation.
  • Secondary/Higher Secondary Studies: A Course-by-Course evaluation of secondary/higher secondary school studies is only required for first-year applicants and applicants who have completed less than 12 transferrable credit hours
  • Proof of English language proficiency test scores or exemption form
  • Graduate standardized test scores (if applicable)

Submit all application materials, certified checks, money orders and fee waivers to:
TWU Admissions Processing | 304 Administration Drive Suite 102 | Denton, Texas 76204

3.  Graduate applicants only - Submit recommendation requests

If your graduate program necessitates recommendation letters, include the required names within the online graduate application. Check your graduate program’s graduate program’s website for details, if applicable.

4.  Pay the application fee

The $75 fee, which applies to all applicants (new and returning) can be paid by:

  • Credit card: Pay online within the application before submission.
  • Certified check or money order: payable to TWU. Mail to Admissions Processing (TWU Admissions Processing | 304 Administration Drive Suite 102 | Denton, Texas 76204) (include your full name and ID number).
  • Cash: Accepted at the Bursar’s Office. Present the receipt to Admissions Processing.

5.  Graduate applicants only - Upload supplemental documents

Some graduate programs require additional materials such as a resumé, department application, essays, and letters of intent. Check the program’s website to verify if supplemental forms are required.

  • Return to the home screen after fee payment to upload necessary supplemental documents. The online application specifies the documents required for program admission.
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