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Sam Houston State University – Enrollment Checklist for Graduate International Students

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

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Apply Texas application at www.applytexas.org, plus application fee of $75

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Official transcripts from all college coursework

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If applying for assistantship, please submit official credentials evaluation

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Official TOEFL score to Sam Houston State University

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Official GRE or GMAT score to Sam Houston State University

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Letters of reference (if applicable)

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Personal Statement

 

Once you have been accepted for admission:

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If transferring from another U.S. college/university, submit International Student Advisor’s Report (http://www.shsu.edu/~int_www/prospective/documents/INTERNATIONAL%20STUDENT%20ADVISORS%20REPORT.pdf) 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 My Sam. Contact IT@SAM Helpdesk at 936-294- 1950 for assistance

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Contact Amber Li (amberli@shsu.edu) to complete your Airport Pick-up Form

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Apply for housing

 
  • An off-campus housing list can be viewed at on the Residence Life Website and then clicking on ‘Huntsville Apt. Listing (PDF)’

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Contact your academic advisor. A listing of programs can be found on the Graduate Studies Website

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Visit http://www.shsu.edu/dept/registrar/students/registration/how-to.html  for information on registration for your courses

 
  • During registration you may:
    • Sign up for a parking permit
    • Opt to pay tuition and fees on an installment plan
    • Reserve textbooks through the SHSU Barnes and Nobles bookstore
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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 online:
    1. Log into My Sam
    2. Click on “My Account”
    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, additional information can be found by visiting www.shsu.edu/meningitis

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Contact Amber Li (phone: (936) 294-2746, email: amber@shsu.edu) to register for mandatory 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 at http://www.shsu.edu/dept/bearkatone/RequestaCard.html. 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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