Information for International Students
Once your paid application is received the Graduate Admissions will process it in the database, create your file and evaluate your documents. After your file is processed in the database you will receive login information to MyCampus to check your application status. (You will not receive this immediately after applying).
If all documents listed on the Graduate International Admissions webpage are submitted, your English proficiency scores meet our minimum standards (details below), and your grade point average is equivalent to a 3.0 U.S. score, you will be accepted, and your file is sent to the International Student Services Office. At JNTU a minimum of 62% is required to possibly reach a 3.0 GPA. The staff in the International Student Services Office will review your financial paperwork and, if the financial requirements are met, they will issue your I-20.
Please note, all complete applications are processed in the order they are received both for the academic evaluation and to process I-20s.
All graduate students live in off-campus housing. You must make these arrangements on your own. The university cannot do this for you, and you will need to complete the application and deposit the month before arriving in America. The following apartment complexes are within a 1-mile walking distance of the university. Houses are sometimes available for rent near the university as well.
Below are a few external websites to help search for housing:
Please note: If you choose to live in Temple it is about a 15-minute drive to the university, if you live in Harker Heights it is a 15 minutes drive to the university, and if you live in Killeen it is a 20 to 30-minute drive to the university. You can use the local bus, the Central Texas HOP, as transportation to the university. If you choose to live in Round Rock or Austin, it is a one-hour drive to the university, and there are no city buses or train to the university. You must arrange for a personal vehicle if you live that far away and it can be very difficult. We strongly encourage students to live near the university in the first year of study.
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) Members
All graduate international students must request their transcripts (consolidated marks memos) to be sent to one of the professional evaluation services listed below. The course-by-course evaluation must arrive at UMHB by the deadline in their acceptance letter. If the evaluation is not received, you will not be able to enroll in courses at UMHB.
- A2Z Evaluations, LLC
- Academic Evaluation Services, Inc.
- Center for Applied Research, Evaluations, & Education, Inc.
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
- Educational Perspectives, nfp.
- Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.
- Foreign Academic Credential Service, Inc.
- Foreign Educational Document Service
- Foundation for International Services, Inc.
- Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
- Global Services Associates, Inc.
- International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.
- International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
- International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
- Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants
- SpanTran Evaluation Services
- Transcript Research
- World Education Services, Inc.
Please read these important details:
- All new graduate international students at UMHB are required to have a TB test completed in a doctor's office in America. The test is offered at the university health center for a low fee of $10. When the TB test is applied you must report back to the office at the time written on the card from the health center office. If you do not you must take the test again and pay an extra fee of $10. Any student arriving from a country that you were born in, or lived in for a minimum of three weeks, that is considered high risk for TB by the World Health Organization must follow these requirements of TB evaluation at the university health center, a doctor's office or clinic in America.
- If you are 21 years old or younger, on August 10th, 2016, the government requires you to have a meningitis vaccination. Please make sure you understand, if you plan to take any other vaccinations they must be done the same day.
- The Varicella (chicken pox vaccine – two doses) and Tresivac (MMR – two doses) are recommended due to being very contagious. If you have not taken these vaccinations and are 21 years or younger, you must get the Meningitis vaccine the same day as the Varicella and Tresivac (MMR).
Vaccines (shots) recommended: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf
As you prepare for your visa interview you need to research the university and program you are joining. Below are links to details that will help you prepare for your appointment at the consulate.
- Be CONFIDENT! You have worked hard. Go into your interview and speak for yourself. Do not look to the person who came with you to answer the questions you are asked at the appointment. Honest answers are key to SUCCESS!
- Review the UMHB MSIS program details and course descriptions online.
- Review the UMHB MBA program details and course descriptions online. This is for students issued an I-20 to study business.
- Learn about the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. We are located in Belton, Texas. Read more about the school online to prepare you. If you know where you are going to school that will communicate that you are prepared to go study.
- UMHB international students get a scholarship. It is listed on your I-20, so make sure you know the amount listed.
- There are many students studying in UMHB from Hyderabad, India! We have great activities for international students and orientation to help you adapt to living in the U.S.
- Review questions you may be asked in the interview.
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Page last updated September 27, 2018