Admission requirements

International freshman admission requirements
If you wish to successfully enroll at A&M-Corpus Christi as an international student, you must submit certain documentation and meet the following requirements:

TOEFL score

To be considered for admission you must have a minimum score of:

  • 550 on the TOEFL paper examination, or
  • 79-80 on the TOEFL internet examination, or
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5

   TOEFL Institution Code:  6849

   Note: Some students may be eligible for a waiver or exemption.

International Pathways

If you are a prospective international student who does not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate course, you have the opportunity to apply for an International Year program, offered at the International Study Center.

Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.


If you gain admission, you will also be required to meet the following requirements prior to enrolling.

Finances Prior to the issuance of an I-20 form, you will be required to submit a completed Affidavit of Support. An original bank letter or statement of account (stated in U.S. currency) must be accompanied providing evidence of funds available to meet the expense of the student.
Immunizations and health requirements You are required (prior to the first day of classes or moving into on-campus housing, whichever occurs first) to provide documentation from a U.S. health care provider of a negative TB skin test (Mantoux tuberculin test) or negative chest X-ray. The report should be submitted directly to the University Health Center. In accordance with the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), USA, a skin test is required even if you have had a BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guerin) vaccine. A chest x-ray is recommended for persons with a history of positive TB skin tests.

Students in nursing, the clinical laboratory science track in biomedical sciences, and education programs must meet specific immunization requirements. Information about the requirements may be obtained from the appropriate departments.

Health insurance If you enroll, you are required to be covered by the Texas A&M University System's student health insurance plan or to show proof of an equivalent insurance coverage. Students without insurance will not be permitted to register for classes. Contact the International Student Admissions Coordinator for more information.
Test requirements