Prospective Students

  • Welcome Prospective Students!

    Welcome Prospective Students!

  • Welcome Prospective Students!

    Welcome Prospective Students!

  • Welcome Prospective Students!

    Welcome Prospective Students!


Come to Sam Houston State University where you will make memories and friends to last a lifetime! In addition, if you are transferring from a community college in the US, you may qualify for a Bearkat Transfer Scholarship. This could qualify you for in-state tuition!

General Requirements for International Graduate and Undergraduate Student Applications:

  1. Completed application for admission and a non-refundable application fee - $75 for undergraduate effective Summer 2011; $75 for graduate effective Summer 2011.
  2. Original course-by-course evaluation of foreign educational credentials. This requirement may not apply to all graduate applications.
  3. Proof of financial support.
  4. Official transcripts.
  5. Applicable admittance exams (see the appropriate online catalogue for more details).
  6. Meningitis vaccinations.
  7. International student applications should be completed and received no later than 90 days before the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment.
  8. Students applying from outside the U.S. must submit a TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based or 79 iBt or 6.5 IELTS. If a student's first language is English, a TOEFL score may not be required; however an ACT or SAT score will be required for undergraduate students. An individual college within the University may establish a higher TOEFL score for admission to a particular program.

Transfer Students

  • Bearkat Transfer Scholarship
  • Information about Huntsville
  • Off Campus Housing List
  • Ten Reasons to come to SHSU
  • English Language Institute


  • For more information: Estimated Expenses
  • Minimum official TOEFL score of 550 paper based, 79 internet based or 6.5 IELTS


  • For more information:

Admission Tests TOEFL

  • ACT or SAT
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Important Links

Arriving at a US Port of Entry:
What a Student Can Expect


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Contact Information

Barbara Eckenfels

Executive Director of International Programs 936.294.4455 F116B
Dana Van De Walker
Recruiter and Special Programs Coordinator   936.294.2746  F116 D
Justin Ball
International Graduate Advisor   936.294.4607  F116 c

Pat Herrington

International Undergraduate Advisor  936.294.3892 F116F

Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-4737

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