International Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

If you are unable to download the forms, you may request them to be mailed or emailed to you by contacting Alan Huesing at

Application for Admission and Application Fee
The admissions process starts by submitting an Application for Admission and Financial Aid. A US$50 application fee is required for all international applications for admission, and it can be paid online here.

High School or College Transcripts
Official copies of transcripts must be submitted from the high school or college(s) you attended prior to applying to ETBU. If the transcripts are not in English, they must be accompanied by a written translation and explanation of the grading system. College credit earned outside of the US, must be evaluated by an outside agency to be considered for transfer credit. (Visit for a listing of evaluating agencies.)

Certification of Finances
International students must prove that they have adequate financial resources to cover at least one full year at East Texas Baptist University. The Certification of Finances form must be submitted with official copies of bank statements for the student, family, and/or sponsor showing sufficient available funds.

Housing Application
International students are required to live in campus housing at ETBU. You are required to submit your Application for Single or Family Student Housing along with the US$100 Enrollment deposit. The housing application is provided along with other application materials.

Health Affidavit
Students must also submit the Health Information Form and copies of immunization records, especially verification of the Bacterial Meningitis vaccination.

English Proficiency

Students whose native language is not English must also submit one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of 61(ibt) or IELTS score of 5.0;
  • Proof of completion of an accredited ESL program;
  • Letter certifying English was medium of instruction for at least one year of your formal education.

Initial Fees & Deposits

(Remember, all fees can be paid online via Billpay by credit card.)
Before the issuance of a Form I-20 by the Office of International Education, a student must pay the following fees:

US$50 Application Fee
The application fee is non-refundable. You may also use international money order or bank transfer to pay this and other fees. Do not send cash or personal checks. If you are applying from within the United States, checks may be accepted.

US$100 Enrollment Deposit
The enrollment deposit signifies your intent to enroll in classes at ETBU. Once you are registered and attend classes, the deposit is credited back to your account. If you do not register, you forfeit the deposit.