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									UNT- International
International Admissions
Ann Rahmat, Director
www.international.unt.edu/admissions
Kendall Hall, Room 173
940-565-2442

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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.

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    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.
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    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? . . . .
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     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

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    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.
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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

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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


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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

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    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.
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    Ordinary Level Exam (O-level)
 www.cie.org.uk
 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.
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Advanced Level Exam (A-level)
 www.cie.org.uk
 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




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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.
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    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
  decision.
 Forward official transcript to Registrar’s office
  (c/o David Meek) for DARS entry.
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    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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