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									UNT- International
International Admissions
Ann Rahmat, Director
Kendall Hall, Room 173

Who are we, and what do we do?
 Cooper, Rita
 Hamilton, Kay
 Hendrickson-Bell, Peggy
 Mandviwalla, Imran
 Vanzura, Linda
Data entry, credential evaluation, Ugrad
  admissions determination, Graduate
  forwarding, Ugrad DARS entry, I-20
  document processing, Residency, etc.

    What do we process?
 Undergraduate Freshman
 Undergraduate Transfer
 Masters
 Doctoral
 Second Bachelor
 Certificate programs
 Intensive English Language Institute (IELI)
Note: Do not provide translation service,
  nor credential evaluation for employment.
    Miscellaneous info.
 Who apply?
  UNT - Other than US Citizens and
  Permanent Resident. E.g..Visa holders, some
  un-documented, Asylee, Pending PR, etc.
  IELI - Process ALL
 When to apply?
  UNT – 4-6 months prior to chosen semester
  IELI – 2-3 months prior to begin term
 What do applicants provide? . . . .
     UNT Admissions Requirements
1.   International application form. Includes
     citizenship, visa status, foreign address, etc.
2.   Application fees $75
3.   Official academic transcripts in original
     language, with acceptable attestations &
     include English translations
4.   English language proficiency. E.g. TOEFL
     213c/79i, IELTS 6.5, completion of IELI, etc

    Initial I-20 document (F1 visa)
   Proof of financial support documents
    ◦   Bank statement
    ◦   Sponsorship statement
   Show minimum available funds (includes
    living expenses):
    ◦   Undergraduate                  $24,570
    ◦   Graduate (includes 2nd Bach)   $23,760
Additional: Transfer Clearance Form (TCF) – for
  U.S. college transfer immigration purposes.
Foreign Evaluation Methodology
 Milwaukee Symposium, 1996. Results in
  NINE basic steps:
1. Applicant’s biographical information vs.
   educational history
2. Accuracy of English translation
3. Determine credential authenticity
4. Verify official status of institution
   awarding the credential

Foreign Eval. Methodology (cont.)
5.   Determine education level represented
     by credential
6.   Determine equivalency of credential
7.   Assigns/calculate credits or units
8.   Determine grading scale & calculate GPA
9.   Determine applicants’ suitability to the
     admitting institution

UN – Freshman evaluation
 Review for college preparation courses
 Prefer “science stream” background
 Required: Mathematics, Natural Science,
  English, and two other subjects (another
  language, geography, history, etc.)
 Minimum GPA: 2.50 (4.00 grading scale)
 Generally do not admit “vocational” or
  “professional” high school graduates

    UT – Foreign college credit
 Determine college is accredited or recognized
  by the local Ministry of Higher Education.
 Most “English” college courses is considered
  developmental, unless the college is from an
  English speaking country.
 All other college courses are accepted as
  “possible” transfer credits. ADMISSIBILITY
 Students are informed that “actual” transfer
  credits are determined by academic advisors.
    Ordinary Level Exam (O-level)
 Normally taken at 11th grade
 British-based education system
 Available worldwide: Hong Kong, Jamaica,
  Malaysia, United Kingdom, etc.
 Indicates High School completion/graduation
 Freshman admissions; No college credit
 Minimum 5 college-prep subjects: Math,
  Sciences, natural Science, English, etc.
Advanced Level Exam (A-level)
 British-based education system
 Normally taken at 13th grade
 Possible college transfer credits
 Social Sciences: Up to 6 credit hours
 Natural Sciences: Up to 8 credit hours

Advanced-Subsidiary Exam (AS-level)
 British education system
 Normally taken at 12th grade
 Possible college transfer credits
 Social Sciences: Up to 3 credit hours
 Natural Sciences: Up to 4 credit hours
NOTE: AS-level course content is half of A-level
  syllabus. If students continue and earned A-
  level credit after additional 1 year, may receive
  another 3-4 credit hours each passing subject.
    2nd Bachelor -
 Most INTL do not want a 2nd Bach degree.
 Determine LT60 and overall GPA
 Determine “attempted” and “accepted”
  credits. Look for transfer stamp.
 Copy and forward application + evaluated
  transcript to Graduate School for admissions
 Forward official transcript to Registrar’s office
  (c/o David Meek) for DARS entry.
    Intensive English Language Institute

 Completion of the IELI program fulfills UNT
  English language proficiency requirement.
 Levels 0 (lowest) – 6 (highest & graduate)
 Level 6 students may begin undergraduate or
  2nd Bachelor degree program part-time, while
  completing IELI.
 Conditional Admissions to UNT
  Note: International Admissions office process
  ALL applications, includes Citizens & PR.
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