Q1: Can I email my application, transcripts, test scores, etc?

No. You must submit an application either through ApplyTexas (undergraduate applicants), or through Radius (Graduate School). 

For coursework pursued at a non-U.S. institution, MSU requires a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA that includes verified transcripts.  MSU recommends SpanTran to complete the evaluation, but will accept a comparable evaluation from a NACES or AICE member.

Please request all official test scores to be sent from the respective testing institutions, directly to MSU Texas.


Q2: How much does it cost to apply as an international student?

The application fee is currently $50 USD for undergraduate or graduate applicants. You may pay your fee here.


Q3: How do I find out the status of my application?

You may check your application status HERE using your Mustang ID number as your login. If you experience difficulty send an email to graduateschool@msutexas.edu (graduate) or admissions@msutexas.edu (undergraduate).


Q4: What are the test requirements?

Beginning freshmen may require SAT or ACT. Graduates may require GRE or GMAT depending on the program. Students from a foreign language based education medium will require TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores.


Q5: How do I receive my I-20?

Once issued the form I-20, you will be prompted to pay for shipping through a third-party service called E-ship Global, where you will designate whether you want to have your I-20 couriered to you via UPS, or FedEx. Unfortunately, due to privacy policies, we cannot ship to a relative, or third-party in the U.S., on your behalf or an agency.


Q6: How do I transfer my credits from a previous institution?

Upon admission, a representative from the Admissions Office or Graduate School will be able to assist and determine the applicable credits.


Q7: Has the application I sent arrived?

You will be contacted after your application has arrived either with a request for documents or an admission letter if your file is complete.


Q8: Can an international student pay in-state tuition?

Yes, it is possible if the student is competitive based on test scores and academic record. Scholarships allowing a student to pay in-state tuition are awarded competitively on a merit-basis each academic school year.


Q9: Can I work my way through school as an international student?

No. U.S. federal regulations prohibit F-1 students to engage in unauthorized off-campus work. F-1 students are allowed to work on-campus, but on-campus jobs are not guaranteed. There are also limitations to the type of work and how many hours per week a F-1 student can engage in authorized work, while enrolled. 


Q10: Can I study on my tourist (B) visa?

No. You must be on a visa type, or immigration status that allows for study in the U.S. Most of our international student have a F-1 visa, or are in F-1 status. Please contact a Designated School Official (DSO), in the Global Education Office, if you are unsure whether your current visa type will allow you to study in the U.S.