International Students

International Application Deadlines

Graduate applicants, departmental deadlines may be much earlier than the International deadline. Check with your department for specific information. 

  • A “preferred” deadline date is provided to encourage early application submission in order to provide ample time to process international applications, obtain necessary visa documentation, and prepare for TWU enrollment.
  • All other deadlines listed are final for that term.
  • TWU will make every effort to process completed applications in a timely manner; however, there is no guarantee an application decision will be provided in ample time for visa processing.  It is encouraged that one apply early and be mindful of any specific academic program deadlines.


Preferred application deadline:

  • February 1st - admissions application deadline

Final application deadline:

  • March 1st - admissions application deadline


Preferred application deadline:

  • March 1st - admissions application deadline

Final application deadline:

  • May 1st - admissions application deadline


Preferred application deadline:

  • July 1st - admissions application deadline

Final application deadline:

  • October 1st - admissions application deadline

Deferring an Admission Application

  • International applicants that have not yet been accepted to TWU should complete an Application Change Form.
  • International applicants that have been accepted to TWU may defer their application up to one year from the first semester of acceptance (Example: A student accepted for Fall 2013 may only defer their admission to Spring 2014).  Students cannot defer their admission for more than a year.  In this case, the student will be required to reapply and pay another application fee.  Previously submitted transcripts, marksheets, and diplomas will not be required.  If the student has attended another college or university since the date of his/her application, only new transcripts, marksheets, and diplomas will be required with the new application.

How to apply

  1. Apply online to TWU at
  2. Who should complete an International Application? Any applicant who holds a visa status. Examples include: F1, J1, H1B, B1, Asylee, L1, TN, E1, R1, or any dependents of these visa holders.
  3. Pay the Application Fee. A nonrefundable application fee of $50, $75 for international students, is required and can be paid online through This fee applies to all applicants, to include new and returning students. You can pay the application fee by the following:
    • Credit card when you apply at ApplyTexas
    • Certified check or money order, payable to TWU and including the applicant's full name and ID number.
    • Cash (no personal checks) paid at the Bursar's Office. Bring your receipt to Admissions Processing (1st floor of the Admissions Building)
  4. Submit Official transcripts or marksheets and certificates of graduation in original language and the English translation. International transcripts should be sent or hand delivered to the Office of Admissions Processing whether or not you are considered an international applicant.
  5. TOEFL score or exemption.

Submit certified checks, money orders and application materials to:

TWU Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204
or via expedited mail to:
304 Administration Dr.
Denton, TX 76204 (no Saturday delivery)

After You’re Accepted

There are only a few more steps to finish up the paperwork, get connected, register for orientation, apply for financial aid, etc.

Page last updated 11:52 AM, May 10, 2017