You are admitted: Now What?


Texas A&M University defines an international student as someone who is not a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. There are multiple items that you will need to submit in order for International Student Services to complete your file. This will vary upon your current location and your current immigration status. 

International Students who will be attending Texas A&M University, and need to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa for the first time will need to submit the following documentation in order to International Student Services to process an I-20 or DS-2019. All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.
International Students who will be attending Texas A&M University, and will have their current F1 or J1 SEVIS record transferred to Texas A&M University will need to submit the following documentation in order to International Student Services to process an I-20 or DS-2019 All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.

ISS is no longer requiring the transfer in form and copies of your immigration documents in order to process your transfer I-20/DS-2019. We will not be able to complete your F-1 or J-1 immigration document until your SEVIS record is released from your current institution. Please see below the list of SEVIS School and Program Codes:

F-1 SEVIS School Codes
Texas A&M University SNA214F00334000
Texas A&M University Galveston SNA214F00334001
Texas A&M University School of Law SNA214F00334003
Texas A&M Health Science Center Kingsville HLG214F09976000
Texas A&M Health Science Center McAllen HLG214F09976001
Texas A&M Health Science Center Houston HOU214F00582000
Texas A&M Health Science Center Bryan/College Station SNA214F00127000
Texas A&M Health Science Center Round Rock SNA214F00127002
Texas A&M Health Science Center Temple SNA214F00127001
Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry DAL214F00190000
English Language Institute SNA214F0991400

J-1 SEVIS Program Number
Texas A&M University P-1-00260

International Students who will be attending Texas A&M University, have been admitted to a Non-Degree Seeking program, and need to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa for the first time will need to submit the following documentation in order to International Student Services to process an I-20 or DS-2019.

All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.

International Students who will be attending Texas A&M University in another visa category other than F1 or J1 student will need to submit the following documents.
 

All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.

International Students who have received approval for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will need to submit the following documents.
 
  • Immigration Questionnaire
  • Copy of passport pages – picture page, expiration page and name page (this information may be all on the same page)
All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.
 
International Student admitted to the Blinn Team program will need to submit the following documents.
 

All documents can be uploaded into the AIS system at http://applicant.tamu.edu.

 
F-1 students needing an I-20 will need to contact Blinn regarding the processing of their document. For information about the International Office at Blinn please refer to their website.

Students on an I-20 from Blinn for the Blinn Team program will need to be aware of the following:
  • They will not be able to work on campus at Texas A&M University.
  • Any F-1 benefits will need to be reviewed and processed by the International Office at Blinn.
  • For more information about the Blinn Team Program please refer: Prospective Blinn Team Students

  

 

For initial attendance, I-20 extensions, degree level changes, inviting dependents, etc., international students must show proof that they can meet estimated expenses for themselves and their dependents. Please note that the amount an international student needs to show for purposes of CEC document may differ that the actual cost of attendance for tuition and fees.

Students applying for the initial I-20/DS-2019 at Texas A&M University for a degree program will need to show a minimum of one year’s proof of funding.

Below are the current estimated expenses for Texas A&M University:
  What is the deadline to submit the documents?

The deadline listed above is to allow the International Student Services office time to review and verify your financial documents in order to process your I-20 or DS2019. If we are unable to process verifiable financial documents within a week before classes start of the semester you are admitted to, then the you will need to defer their admission to a later semester.

What paperwork should I submit?
Your funding can come from a variety of sources, such as private funds, university funds, sponsoring company/agency/government funds.

Private funds can be provided by individuals such as the student, friends or family members. Financial support can come from inside or outside the United States.

If you will be supported by private funds, please provide the following:

  • Should be current. The bank letter(s) should include the current ending balance. Bank statement(s) need to show the most current monthly statement with an ending balance.
  • Should be official. The bank letter should be on official company Letterhead/Stationery. Bank statement should clearly identify document source (monthly mailed statement, online statement, statement by request, etc.) and include the account holder's name, type of account, bank name and branch.
  • Should be legible. Originals may be requested at Texas A&M University's discretion.
  • Should contain the specific amount of money available. The letter or bank statement must show liquid assets such as cash deposits, certificates of deposit, saving accounts, etc. Statements regarding property, jewelry, cars, loans and other non-liquid assets are NOT acceptable. Statements regarding investments such as stocks and bonds are also not acceptable.
  • Should contain the specific denomination and currency of the funds. It is acceptable that the funds are in currencies other than U.S. dollars.
  • Additional Information may be requested on a case by case basis.
  • Please have the individual who is supporting you complete the Declaration of Financial Support and submit with your financial documents
  • If your funding comes from multiple sponsors, each sponsor need to provide this form, along with the bank statement.

Please note that Texas A&M University will not accept Chartered Accountant statements.
Texas A&M University provides various forms of funding to the students. The main types of university funds are assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships. Please contact your academic department for information concerning university funds.

The University always issues written offer letters. If you have been offered an award from Texas A&M University then that funding will be used on your I-20 or DS-2019. If the university funding does not meet all your financial requirements, then you will need to show additional funding from another source. Our office does not receive notice of additional funding offered, so you will need to provide to our office by submitting it into AIS.
To get estimates of expense for sponsored students, contact Sponsored Student Programs.

If your funding will come from a company, business, an agency, or a government entity, please contact Sponsored Student Programs at:
 
Phone: 979-845-2550
E-mail:ssp@tamu.edu
Students applying for a DS-2019 need to show enough funding to cover the duration of the document. For example: If funding is only shown for one year, then the duration of the DS-2019 will only be processed for one year. Please take this into consideration when putting together the funds for the processing of your DS-2019.

It is preferable that students applying for a DS-2019 show enough funding for the duration of the academic program. However, the minimum duration of funding that needs to be shown is for one year unless the student is graduating earlier.

Please note that issues such as visa expiration and J2 work authorization documents will expire when the DS-2019 expires.

Where to submit documents?
 
Please follow the instructions below to update your information through the AIS system.
 
  1. Login to AIS: https://applicant.tamu.edu
  2. Under the Upload Supporting Documents/International Student Documents click on “Click Here to upload your supporting documents”
  3. Choose the type of document you wish to upload, attach your document and then hit submit.
Please fill in the mailing options form and upload it to the AIS system to let us know your mailing perferences to receive your I-20.

Following are the mailing options available.
  • I will personally pick it from ISS. (You must bring proof of identification to ISS.)

  • You may authorize a friend to pick up the document(s) on your behalf.
    To do so, send an e-mail to both your friend and to iss@tamu.edu from your Texas A&M e-mail account to grant them permission to pick up your document(s). Your friend should print the e-mail you send them and bring it with them to ISS in order to pick up the document(s). Remind your friend to bring some form of photo identification with them to ISS.

  • Send it by regular U.S Postal Service mail within the U.S. to the student local mailing address/ outside the U.S. to the student permanent address mentioned in the Howdy Portal.
    You may ask ISS to mail the document(s) to you by regular mail (domestic or international), but keep in mind that this could take quite a while to reach you. To do so, send an e-mail request to iss@tamu.edu with the correct mailing address.

  • Send it by express mail at my expense.
    You may use the eShipGlobal service to have your document(s) express mailed to you through either DHL or FedEx at your own expense. To do so, visit eShipGlobal service (do not visit DHL or FedEx directly). You will be required to create a user name and password to set up an account. To request shipment, you will need your Texas A&M UIN, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card information. If you have questions about how to use this service, review the Help section of the eShipGlobal website or e-mail support@eshipglobal.com. Once you have requested the shipment, send an email to iss@tamu.edu to notify our office that you have requested an eShipGlobal shipment.

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If you are an undergraduate student and will be returning to complete your program please complete the following steps.
  1. Re-apply for admission with the Office of Admissions
  2. Once re-admitted refer to the Applying for I-20 or DS-2019 section for processing of your I-20 
If you are a graduate student please submit the following documents to ISS by uploading the documents to the AIS system:
 
  • Immigration Questionnaire
  • Proof of Financial Resources
  • Copy of specific passport pages – picture page, expiration page and name pages
  • Letter from your academic department on the department’s letterhead with the following information
    • Your name and UIN
    • The degree level and major you will be returning to
    • The semester you will be continuing the program
    • The degree requirements remaining and expected graduation