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Sam Houston State University – Enrollment Checklist for Undergraduate International Students

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 high school transcripts (translated and course by course evaluated with a GPA)

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Official TOEFL score

 
  • iBt: 79; PBT: 550; IELTS: 6.5; or successful completion of ELI program

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If English is first language

 
  • Submit official ACT/SAT scores

 

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

 
  • On-campus housing through Residence Life.  This applies to students entering SHSU directly from high school.
  • An off-campus housing list can be viewed on the Residence Life Website and then clicking on ‘Huntsville Apt. Listing (PDF)’
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Check your SHSU email account for your TSI Status approximately five days after your acceptance email.  If you are not exempt, you will be given instructions on how to complete a pre-assessment activity in order to take the TSI Assessment test.   You must be compliant with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) law in order to be advised and register.  For more information go to www.shsu.edu/tsi.

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Meet with your academic advisor in the Student Advising and Mentoring (SAM) Center.  The SAM Center is located in the College of Humanities & Social Science Building – Suite 170.  To contact the SAM Center, please call 936-294-4444

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Visit www.shsu.edu/~reg_www/howtoregister/  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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Attend mandatory International Student Orientation though the Office of International Programs

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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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