Welcome International Students!

We invite you to explore our website as you take the first steps in studying in the U.S. South Texas College proudly offers 127 certificate and degree programs including bachelor's degrees. We are affordable and our international tuition rate is competitive.

This is your resource page as we want to be your college of choice. We are located in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas and our largest campus is located in McAllen just minutes from the international border from Mexico. Visit www.exploremcallen.com to see the excitement our city has to offer!

To begin your journey to study in the U.S. the first step is to apply! Click on the link below to start your application for admission.

Apply Texas

You will also need to submit the following documents to the Admissions Office either by mail or scanned email attachments:

  • Texas Success Initiative - Texas exam to assess reading, writing and math. Visit Student Assessment Center for details.
  • Complete, official transcript(s) from highest level of education (high school or all colleges and universities attended); the transcript(s) must be in English, or translated to English, and evaluated by one of the approved International Credential Evaluators
  • Affidavit of Support from the student's sponsor, parent(s) or guardian, which must be signed and notarized, guaranteeing the student's ability to pay expenses, such as tuition and fees.
  • Financial Statement from a bank or other financial entity, documenting availability of funds.
  • Valid Passport.

Please submit the above-referenced documents to:

Office of Admissions and Records
International Student Advisor
P. O. Box 9701, McAllen, TX 78502

Additional Information

After completing and submitting all of the above-referenced documents, STC will prepare an I-20 Form and mail it to the student, along with an Acceptance Letter. Then, the student must take the I-20 Form, Acceptance Letter, I-901 Form Receipt and Affidavit of Support to the nearest United States Embassy to obtain an F-1 Student Visa. After the student has received the F-1 Student Visa and entered the United States, they must submit copies of additional documents, as follows:

  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • I-94 Form (received upon entery)
  • F-1 Student Visa

We are here to help you as you begin! Please contact us today at admissions@southtexascollege.edu to let us know you are ready to begin and we will help you step-by-step from application, your visa interview and your arrival to campus.

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