International Students


International students must submit an application for admission, transcripts, and any other supporting documents before admission can be considered. Any international student who requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) forms must supply all required documents at the time of requesting admission. (See list of required documents below.) Students needing ICE forms are encouraged to speak with an admission advisor for further information and guidance. Additionally, a processing fee is required of all non-U.S. citizens/non-permanent residents at the time of application for admission, regardless of ICE classification.

Amberton University does not issue original I-20 forms to individuals seeking student visas to enter the United States as F-1 students. The University will only renew the I-20 if the student is transferring directly to Amberton from an accredited college in the United States in which s/he has been enrolled within the last 5 months.

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International students must fulfill the following admission requirements:

Items 1 - 5 apply to All ICE Classifications

Items 6 - 12 apply to individuals with F-1 status. (NOTE: F-1 status students must live in or commute to the area due to ICE restrictions regarding distance-learning classes.)

  1. Be over 21 years of age and fluent (reading, speaking and writing with facility and smoothness) in the English language.
  2. Submit Application for Admission along with a $100.00 non-refundable fee. Also each session enrolled, the student will pay a $25.00 non-refundable fee to cover the costs of INS reports.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended in the U.S.A. Students subject to ICE regulations must have been in attendance within the past 5 months from the time application for admission is made. Students that do not meet this time requirement must apply through the Immigration and Customs Enforcement for reinstatement as an F-1 student.  
    • Undergraduate students must have a minimum of 30 semester hours of acceptable work from a U.S.A. regionally accredited institution.  
    • Graduate students must have a bachelor's degree from a U.S.A. regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution as evaluated by an educational credentialing service.  
    • See Undergraduate and Graduate Admission Standards for more information.
  4. No international student who is on probation at a U.S.A. college/university previously attended will be considered for admission to Amberton University. For undergraduate students, an overall GPA of at least 2.0 is required when seeking admission. The standard for graduate students is an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
  5. Submit copies of non-blank pages of a valid passport. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of requested enrollment.
  6. Copy of the I-94 departure record.
  7. Copy of front and back of the I-20 from previous school attended in the USA.
  8. At least one of the following documents indicating ample funds available to the student to cover educational charges and living expenses for the first year of attendance.
    • Notarized letter of support and current bank statement (in U.S. funds) from student's sponsor, or
    • Current bank statement (in U.S. funds) of the student, or
    • Affidavit of Support (USCIS Form I-134 (can only be completed if sponsor is U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident).
  9. Estimate of monthly living expenses, excluding educational costs.
  10. Statement of the degree to be pursued at Amberton University.
  11. Statement of student's home country address.
  12. If applicable, the following information for each dependent is required: first name, last name, date of birth, country of birth, country of citizenship, gender, relationship to student, and amount and source of monthly living expenses for each dependent.

Other documents may be required based upon ICE classification. For further guidance, speak with an advisor in Student Services. Final determination of admission is made by the Office of Academic Services.

When the student has obtained the following items, including those applicable to his/her Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Classification and the required $100.00 processing fee, the packet may be submitted to Amberton University. Admission will not be considered until all requested documentation and fees are supplied. Note: There will be an additional $25.00 fee each session the student is enrolled to cover the continuing costs of reporting.

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