Do not send international transcripts to the School of Nursing. Transcripts from schools outside the United States must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. The school requires course-by-course evaluations and will accept evaluated transcripts and diploma information from the following services:
Information received from other authorities will have to be reviewed and may have to be sent back through one of the above services at the discretion of the school. For questions, contact the School of Nursing at (806) 743-1732 and ask for the Admissions Evaluator for the program you are applying to.
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or official International English Testing Service (IELTS) scores, when applicable. Minimum acceptable scores for the TOEFL are 213 on the computer-based test, 79 on the internet-based test, and 550 on the paper test. This test is waived only for graduates of U.S. universities or universities in countries in which the native language is English. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's institution code for the TOEFL is 6851.
Countries exempt from the English language proficiency requirement:
- Canada (except the Province of Quebec)
- Commonwealth Caribbean Countries:
- The Bahamas
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Republic of Ireland
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales)
- United States
Official TOEFL score reports are required unless the applicant has received a degree from an accredited college/university in one of the above-listed countries. Information concerning the TOEFL may be obtained from Educational Testing Services — http://www.toefl.org.
Upon acceptance to the School of Nursing, the international student must furnish original documents or official certified copies indicating the nature and scope of their educational program, as well as citizenship, finance and visa information. These documents should be sent to the Office of International Affairs.
Office of International Affairs
International Cultural Center
Lubbock, TX 79409-5004
Phone: (806) 742-3667
Fax: (806) 742-1286