University Of Houston-Victoria
3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 570-4848, Toll Free in Texas (877) 970-4848
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The University of Houston-Victoria is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to accept international students who enter the United States with an F-1 student visa. The Office of Admissions is required by law to enter student information and update the student information each semester in the USCIS Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) regarding student enrollment and related personal information. The Office of Admissions and Records will issue an I-20 to students who are fully approved to study at UHV after the following steps for admission to the university are completed by the student.
A completed international application for admission. See the international student information on the Office of Admissions and Records web page. www.uhv.edu/oar
All other admission requirements that apply to the level of admission the student is seeking will be required for admission to the undergraduate or graduate program of choice. Undergraduate students seeking admission to UHV will not be issued an I-20 for transfer purposes unless all lower-level course requirements within their degree program have been met.
Graduate applicants will submit to the Office of Admissions and Records all essays, letters of recommendation, personal statements and other information required for approval to the graduate program they are seeking. The admissions analyst will assemble the necessary documents and submit them to the appropriate school for the Dean’s decision regarding acceptance to the program.
International students who hold an F-1 visa must be in compliance with the regulations set forth by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Enrollment in online courses during the fall and spring terms is limited to one online class within the full-course load. It is the F-1 student’s responsibility to monitor their schedule to comply with this requirement in order to maintain legal visa status while in the United States. Failure to comply with this requirement may lead to termination of the student’s F-1 visa status and possibly deportation. No tuition or fees will be refunded to the student in this instance, and degree completion may be delayed or indefinitely interrupted.
All official transcripts must be sent from the sending institution directly to UH-Victoria and must be received in the Office of Admissions and Records by the deadline dates for admission to the regular term desired. Students must supply the UHV Office of Admissions and Records with official transcripts, mark(grade) sheets, and confirmation of degrees or diplomas of any and all academic studies attempted at international colleges/universities prior to enrollment. Two sets of official transcripts, one in the original language and one English translation (if necessary), describing all academic studies attempted and completed must be on file before the final evaluation can proceed. Transcripts should plainly indicate the dates of attendance, the subjects, and the marks (grades) earned. They should also reflect any degrees or diplomas awarded. They should be submitted in an envelope that has been sealed by the university official.
Official transcripts should be issued directly to UHV by the registrar, principal or responsible head of each institution attended. When this is not possible, documents certified by an embassy or consular official as true copies may be accepted. Uncertified copies are not acceptable. The university will make a reasonable determination of those courses completed outside the United States. However, international students may be required to have a catalog match evaluation performed by an outside agency in order to determine course equivalencies. This may take longer to complete, and it is imperative that students submit international documents as early as possible to ensure adequate time for application approval.
If a student has previously obtained a comprehensive evaluation from an outside agency, UHV may accept an official copy of the evaluation and a copy of the original documents for admission purposes. The student should notify the Office of Admissions and Records prior to requesting the agency to send the evaluation copy in order to determine if the agency evaluation is acceptable for admission purposes.
There are no specific deadlines for admission applications from citizens or permanent residents of the United States. However, applicants should submit credentials as early as possible to ensure adequate time for processing before registration. International students must submit applications for admission and all supporting admission documentation, regardless of your degree objective, by the following dates to ensure time for processing:
|Fall – June 1||Spring – October 1||Summer – March 1|
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria TX 77901-5731
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