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GENERAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME AND LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas

NUMBER OF UTRECHT NETWORK SEMESTERS ACCEPTING DURING 2019/2020

3

MAIN UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE WEBSITE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

CONTACT PERSON FOR INCOMING AND OUTGOING STUDENTS

Oleksandra Sehin, PhD
Coordinator, International Affairs & Study Abroad Office
Thornton International House 
601 University Dr. 
San Marcos, TX 78666-4616 
Telephone: 512.245.9660
Email: os1024@txstate.edu

http://www.studyabroad.txstate.edu/About/staff.html

APPLICATION WEBSITE

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS PROCESS DIFFER FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS?

Final admission decisions are made by the Dean of the Graduate College. For most programs, an admission decision will follow within three to four weeks from the time all application materials have been received. The number of applicants for a particular program influences the response time for decisions. After an application decision has been made, the applicant will receive an email notification from the Office of the Graduate College.

NOTE: The Graduate College requirements are very specific and may take longer to gather (e.g. notarized and translated documents).

http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Prospect_Students/Pgms_Apps.html

 

ACADEMICS

 

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

All areas are open to exchange students. The undergraduate exchange students can choose courses from almost 100 bachelor's degrees and in the various areas of study, which include:

 

Agriculture & Food Science

Business Administration

Communication

Education

Health Professions & Human Services

Humanities & Social Sciences

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Visual & Performing Arts

 

More information about academic opportunities, please visit http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/academics.html.

AREAS OF STUDY OPEN TO GRADUATE EXCHANGE STUDENTS

All areas are open to graduate exchange students:

Accounting and Information Technology, M.S.

Accounting, B.B.A./M.Acy. (5-year Integrated)

Accounting, M.Acy.

Adult Education, M.A.

Adult, Professional and Community Education, Ph.D.

Agricultural Education, M.Ed.

Anthropology, M.A.

Applied Mathematics, M.S.

Applied Philosophy and Ethics, M.A.

Applied Sociology, M.S.

Aquatic Resources, M.S.

Aquatic Resources, Ph.D.

Athletic Training, M.S.

Biochemistry, M.S.

Biology, M.A.

Biology, M.S.

Business Administration, M.B.A.

Chemistry, M.A.

Chemistry, M.S.

Communication Design, M.F.A.

Communication Disorders, M.A.

Communication Disorders, M.S.C.D.

Communication Studies, M.A.

Computer Science, M.A.

Computer Science, M.S.

Creative Writing, M.F.A.

Criminal Justice, M.S.C.J.

Criminal Justice, Ph.D.

Dementia and Aging Studies, M.S.

Developmental Education, Ed.D.

Developmental Education, M.A.

Developmental Education, Ph.D.

Educational Leadership, M.A.

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

Educational Technology, M.Ed.

Elementary Education, M.A.

Elementary Education, M.Ed.

Elementary Education-Bilingual/Bicultural, M.A.

Elementary Education-Bilingual/Bicultural, M.Ed.

Engineering, M.S.

English, Master's (see Creative Writing, Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, or Technical Communications)

Exercise Science, M.S.

Family Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N.

Family and Child Studies, M.S.

Geographic Education, Ph.D.

Geographic Information Science, M.A.Geo.

Geographic Information Science, Ph.D.

Geography Resource and Environmental Studies, M.A.Geo.

Geography, M.A.Geo.

Geography, M.S.

Geography, Ph.D.

Health Education, M.Ed.

Health Information Management, M.H.I.M.

Healthcare Administration, M.H.A.

History, M.A.

History, M.Ed.

Human Nutrition, M.S.

Human Resource Management, M.S.

Interdisciplinary Studies (Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies), M.A.I.S.

Interdisciplinary Studies (Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies), M.S.I.S.

Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability Studies), M.A.I.S.

Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability Studies), M.S.I.S.

International Studies, M.A.

Legal Studies, M.A.

Literature, M.A.

Management of Technical Education, M.Ed.

Mass Communication, M.A.

Materials Physics, M.S.

Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization, Ph.D.

Mathematics Education, Ph.D.

Mathematics, M.Ed.

Mathematics, M.S.

Merchandising and Consumer Studies, M.S.

Middle School Mathematics Teaching, M.Ed.

Music Education, M.M.

Music, M.M.

Philosophy, Master's (See Applied Philosophy and Ethics)

Physical Education, M.Ed.

Physical Therapy, D.P.T.

Physics, M.S.

Political Science, M.A.

Population and Conservation Biology, M.S.

Professional Counseling, M.A.

Psychological Research, M.A.

Public Administration, M.P.A.

Reading Education, M.Ed.

Recreation Management, M.S.R.L.S.

Rhetoric and Composition, M.A.

School Improvement, Ph.D.

School Psychology, S.S.P.

Secondary Education, M.A.

Secondary Education, M.Ed.

Social Work, M.S.W.

Sociology, M.A.

Software Engineering, M.S.

Spanish, M.A.

Special Education, M.Ed.

Student Affairs in Higher Education, M.Ed.

Sustainability Studies, M.A.

Sustainability Studies, M.S

Technical Communication, M.A.

Technology Management, M.S.

Theatre, M.A.

Theatre, M.F.A.

Therapeutic Recreation, M.S.R.L.S.

Wildlife Ecology, M.S.

For more detailed information about Graduate Degree Programs, please visit http://mycatalog.txstate.edu/graduate/majors/.

CAN GRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

Yes. Graduate students with an F1 visa can take undergraduate level courses as long as they maintain full-time status at Texas State University. However, this option is not recommended as each graduate program has specific requirements. For credit transferability and other questions, graduate students will need to speak with their graduate academic advisor at Texas State. 

 

http://www.international.txstate.edu/current/regulations.html

 

http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/

CAN ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TAKE GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES?

No

AREAS OF STUDY RESTRICTED TO PRIOR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENTS OR FACULTIES

No restrictions

AREAS OF STUDY THAT ARE NOT OPEN TO EXCHANGE STUDENTS

No restrictions; however, all students must meet academic prerequisites.

WEBSITE FOR COURSE OFFERINGS

REQUIRED MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE

Undergraduate: A minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 undergraduate credit hours.

 

Graduate: Students must enroll in 9 graduate credit hours.

ARE SUMMER COURSES AVAILABLE AS EXCHANGE (NON FEE-PAYING)? IF SO, WHAT IS THE WEBSITE?

No

DO STUDENTS REGISTER FOR COURSES IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?

If students coming to Texas State University complete all registration requirements early, they may register for classes prior to arrival. Otherwise, students must register for classes upon arrival. The Study Abroad Office assists students with registration and obtaining the overrides for closed classes, if needed.

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S)

Spring semester: Late registration begins January 5th and ends January 15th 

 

Fall semester: Late registration begins August 11th and ends August 24th

For a complete list and exact deadlines visit the Texas State Academic calendar: 

http://www.registrar.txstate.edu/persistent-links/academic-calendar.html

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Exchange students are required to upload to their application a proof of Proficiency in the English language that can be demonstrated by one of the following:

 

TOEFL iBT – 78 (with minimum scores of 19 on each subsection and 18 or higher on writing section)

 

TOEFL PBT – 550

 

Cambridge IELTS – 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 score in all sections)

 

Letter of Evaluation from your institution certifying the university level English proficiency of the candidates.

LANGUAGE TEST CERTIFICATE REQUIRED? IF SO, WHICH AND WHEN: BEFORE ADMISSION OR UPON ARRIVAL?

Same as above.

PREPARATORY LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS? DATES AND COSTS?

Intensive English language courses are available to Utrecht students at no additional cost, so long as these courses are part of their academic load. Course registration and examination dates are the same as the dates indicated in the academic calendar of Texas State University.

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL ADVISING OR REGISTRATION CONCERNS THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF? ARE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST IN REGISTRATION OR COURSE SELECTION?

Students must submit a completed health form. The health form must be approved/cleared before they can be registered.

The exchange students must select the courses on their own and complete and upload the Course Selection Form for Texas State Study Abroad Office. The Study Abroad Office provides assistance with getting approvals from the departments, overrides (if needed) but the exchange students need to register on their own.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR EACH TERM

Application deadline for Spring semester ( January - May) –  October 1st

Application deadline for Fall  semester (August - December) - March 21st

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Fall 2017:
First day of class and last day of final exams: August 28th - December 15th

Spring 2018: 
First day of class and last day of final exams: January 16th - May 14th

http://www.registrar.txstate.edu/persistent-links/academic-calendar.html

EXAMINATION PERIOD

Fall 2017: December 8th – 15th

Spring 2018: May 8th – 14th

IF THERE IS A BREAK BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC COURSE CALENDAR AND EXAMS, CAN ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE SO THE STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY?

Exams starts just after the last day of classes.

ORIENTATION SESSION(S) FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. ARE THEY MANDATORY? DATES AND COSTS?

After arrival, exchange students have to attend the Welcome Meeting sponsored by the SAO and International Student Resource Fair Student Orientation sponsored by the International Office at Texas State.

Dates:

Fall 2017: Mid-August (Usually one week before school starts). This information will be posted on the SAO website and students will be notified by email as well.

Spring 2018: Early January (Usually one week before school starts). This information will be posted on the SAO website and students will be notified by email as well.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

COSTS

 

TOTAL COST ESTIMATE PER MONTH (US$)

Broken down below.

HOUSING

$2,500 - $4,500 per semester depending on the selected accommodation

MEALS

A) For students living on-campus and with a meal plan, expect to spend approximately $1,300 per semester, $250 per month. 


B) For students without a meal plan, expect to spend $500 approximately each month.

https://new.dineoncampus.com/txstate

BOOKS

$600 per semester

HEALTH INSURANCE

Texas State University has a health insurance requirement for international students that must be met each semester. All international students on non-immigrant visas are required by university policy to have health insurance coverage while enrolled in classes at Texas State.

Exchange students are required to purchased the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health insurance plan endorsed by the university. There is no option to submit a waiver for the exchange students.

$700 approximately each semester

http://www.international.txstate.edu/current/Health-insurance-.html

OTHER

There are two bus systems available: The Bobcat Trams which has routes around campus and to various parts of San Marcos, and the CARTS city bus system of San Marcos. Both are free for students with their student ID cards.

http://www.international.txstate.edu/current/transportation0.html

http://www.shuttle.txstate.edu/

http://www.ridecarts.com/services/municipal/san-marcos

Exchange students are required to pay an International Operations Fee of $60 each semester.

IS COMPARABLE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM ABROAD ALLOWED?

Exchange students can use their home country health insurance only as an additional form of coverage but they are still required to purchase the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance Plan endorsed by the Texas State University.

http://www.international.txstate.edu/current/Health-insurance-.html

ADDITIONAL NOTES

None

HOUSING AND STUDENT LIFE

 

IS HOUSING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? IS IT GUARANTEED? HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY?

Yes. Students can choose from on-campus (dorms) or off-campus accommodations. The Study Abroad Office assists with the on-campus accommodations.

If students are interested to live on campus, they have to select three residential hall preferences and complete Housing Preference Form section on their Incoming Exchange Application form. However, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantees a room in one of the selected accommodations. To view all  housing options and rates, please visit http://www.reslife.txstate.edu/livingoptions/options/chart.html.

Students can also arrange their own accommodation off-campus.  

HOUSING OPTIONS

Students can live in university apartments or dorms with private or shared rooms.  Students can also arrange their own accommodation off-campus.

HOUSING WEBSITE AND CONTACT PERSON(S)

Contact person for on-campus accommodation: 

Gabriele Rios-Fraticelli

Coordinator, Housing Contracts and Assignments

Housing and Residential Life

Texas State University

Phone: 512-245-2930

Fax: 512-245-7619

www.reslife.txstate.edu

Email: gr06@txstate.edu

http://www.reslife.txstate.edu/

Contact person for off-campus accommodation:

Margaret A. Yackel

Coordinator, Housing and Residential Life

Phone: 512.245.5595

my01@txstate.edu

http://www.reslife.txstate.edu/OffCampusLiving.html

DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR HOUSING WITH THEIR UNIVERSITY APPLICATION OR IS IT SEPARATE? IS THERE A DEADLINE?

Students apply for on-campus housing with their regular application.

Students will be informed about housing application dates once they have been admitted by Texas State University.

WHAT KINDS OF HEALTH FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY?

Students who need medical assistance can visit the Student Health Center on campus.

 

http://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/

ARE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE?

No

ARE STUDENT JOBS AVAILABLE/ALLOWED?

Yes. Student jobs are available on-campus only. Students are allowed to work up to twenty hours per week.

The best way to find an on-campus job is to go to the Career Services website. The exchange students cannot apply for Work-Study positions because those are for U.S. citizens who have been granted financial aid, but they may apply for Regular Wage jobs.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Meningitis vaccine: Texas House Bill 4189 requires that any incoming new student who lives on campus must either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria for declining such a vaccination before they can live on campus. Students will not receive a housing assignment until the Department of Housing and Residential Life receive one of the required documentation. Student will also need the vaccination to be able to register for classes. Priority date for assignment will be the date that all documentation has been received. For more information, visit the Texas State Health Center website:

http://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/meningitis.html

Texas State University is located in San Marcos, Texas, a fast-growing city between Austin and San Antonio. For more information about the City of San Marcos, please visit its website: http://www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/.

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