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  • FAQ - Foreign Applicants, Coursework from Foreign Schools and Study Abroad

    Do you accept foreign coursework?

    No. State law requires that academic work taken at foreign colleges, universities or preparatory schools shall be excluded from the calculation of the grade point average for students seeking admission to graduate or post-baccalaureate professional school.

    Foreign coursework will not count towards satisfying any of the required coursework.

    Undergraduate foreign coursework that appears as transfer credit on the transcript of a regionally accredited US college will count towards the 90 hour requirement. Each individual transfer course credit must granted by the US school be listed on the transcript. Lump sum credit with no specific course and hour identification will not be accepted.

    Can I apply as an International Applicant?

    Priority consideration is given to qualified applicants who are residents of Texas and who are United States citizens or residents of Texas who live in the United States under a visa permitting permanent residence.

    Study Abroad Coursework Information:

    1. If the program was sponsored by a US institution, the applicant should:
      • List the US institution sponsoring the study abroad program (and on whose official transcript the coursework will appear) in the [Colleges Attended] section of the application
      • Applicant should have the sponsoring institution send an official transcript to TMDSAS
      • List the coursework under the sponsoring US school in the [College Coursework] section of the application
    2. If the program was not sponsored by a US institution, but the credits were transferred to a US institution, the applicant should:
      • List the US or Canadian school that accepted the transfer credit in the [Colleges Attended] section of the application
      • A transcript is not required from the foreign school
      • List the coursework under the US/Canadian school that accepted the credit in the [College Coursework] section of the application
    3. If the program was not sponsored by a US institution and the credits were not transferred to a US institution, the applicant should:
      • List the foreign school in the [Colleges Attended] section of the application
      • A transcript is required - TMDSAS will accept copies of foreign transcript
      • List the coursework under the foreign school in the [College Coursework] section of the application.