International Student & Scholar Services

UIW Requirements

Other Requirements for all incoming students:

  • Language Requirements -  If your first language is not English, you must submit an official TOEFL score. If the TOEFL score does not meet our school’s standards or if you did not take the TOEFL exam, you will be required to take our in-house Language Proficiency Test when you arrive at UIW. Intensive ESL classes at UIW are taught by ELS Language Centers, and may be required upon the results of this exam. International students, are required to pay the session fees. Theses session fees are per session and are in addition to UIW tuition. For more information, visit www.uiw.edu/intl/uiwesl.html .

 

  • Health Insurance Requirements - All international students, including exchange visitors, are required to participate in the “Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan” provided through our school. No other health insurance will be accepted. Each student will be automatically enrolled and charged health insurance fees along with tuition and other fees to their student account.

 

  • U.S. Entry Policy: If at any point before you enter the US, you decide to attend another US institution, not UIW, email intl@uiwtx.edu your new plans and we will update your immigration record, you may or may not need to apply for a new visa for your new U.S. institution.  However, once you enter the US with an I-20 or DS-2019 from our university, you are required to attend our university for one semester before you are eligible to transfer to another institution.  If you do not use the enclosed “Certificate of Eligibility” to obtain a visa or if you can’t come to the school as planned, you must email intladmis@uiwtx.edu your new plans.

 

  • Late Arrival Policy: Late arrival is not acceptable; arriving late will place you at an academic disadvantage as well as complicate your visa status. If you are denied a visa, please contact intladmis@uiwtx.edu

 


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