Graduate Applicants Outside U.S.

International Graduates

Graduate Applicants Outside the U.S.

Steps to apply:

  1. Complete an online application and pay the $90 non-refundable application fee.

  2. Create your SHSU Self Service Center account and upload additional application materials.
    See your program of study for specific submission deadlines.

  3. Provide a transcript evaluation of your baccalaureate degree if it is conferred outside of the U.S.

    This evaluation must be provided by a NACES accredited evaluator. SHSU only requires a summary report showing your degree converted into U.S. equivalents to verify that hours attended, and overall GPA meet admission standards.

    NACES accredited evaluators include SDR in Houston and WES. Additional NACES evaluators can be found at

  4. Submit an English proficiency test score
    • SHSU accepts the following TOEFL® tests:
      • TOEFL® Essentials™ with a minimum score of 8
      • TOEFL iBT® Home Edition
      • TOEFL iBT® Paper edition with a minimum score of 79
    • an IELTS of at least 6.5.
    • SHSU is currently accepting Duolingo with a minimum score of 105.
    • These countries qualify for an English language proficiency test score waiver.
    • Students who completed undergraduate or previous degree coursework at a university where English was the language of instruction, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, may be eligible for a english proficiency waiver.