Graduate International Students Checklist

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Before you are accepted for admission please submit the following to the Office of International Programs:

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Submit the ApplyTexas application at www.applytexas.org plus application fee of $75.

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Send official transcripts from all college coursework.

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If applying for assistantship, please submit official credentials evaluation.

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Send official TOEFL score to Sam Houston State University.

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Refer to your specific master's program webpage for other admission requirements or required application materials.

     

    Once you have been accepted for admission:

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    If transferring from another U.S. college/university, submit an International Student Advisor’s Report to current international student advisor along with acceptance letter from SHSU.

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    Register for shipping your I-20 at https://study.eshipglobal.com/register.

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    Activate your computer account through SamWeb. Contact the IT@SAM Helpdesk at servicedesk@shsu.edu or call 936-294-1950 for assistance.

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    Complete the Airport Pick-up Form to request transportation from Houston International Airport (IAH) to Huntsville for students arriving for their first semester at Sam Houston State University.

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    Apply for housing. A list of off-campus housing options can be viewed on the Residence Life Website.

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    Contact your academic advisor. A listing of programs can be found at Graduate Studies.

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    Visit the Registration website for information on registration for your courses.

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    Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline stated on your fee statement. To pay in person, visit the Estill Building – Suite 103.

    To pay tuition online:
    1. Log into My Sam
    2. Click on the “My Account” tab
    3. Click on “Make Payment through the Student Account Center”
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    Submit proof of meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to the first class day or 10 days prior to move-in date if living on campus. Documentation should be sent to the SHSU Health Center. For more information visit Meningitis Vaccination Requirement.

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    Attend mandatory International Student Orientation though the Office of International Programs. To learn more and sign up for the orientation visit International Student Orientation.

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    Request your Bearkat OneCard, the official ID of SHSU, in person (Main campus - Estill Building, Suite 230 or The Woodlands Center- One Stop Shop) or online. You must present a valid government or state issued photo ID in order to request your Bearkat OneCard.

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    Check-in at Office of International Programs, Farrington 116, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the following documents:

    • Passport
    • Visa
    • Stamped I-20
    • I-94
    • Driver’s License (if applicable)
    • Social Security Card (if applicable)

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