Foreign nationals make up a significant portion of the graduate population in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences as well as Texas A&M University . This international mix of students adds to the graduate experience. International Student Services (845-1824) works with the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences to make sure that all immigration issues are resolved fairly and quickly. Once the student is officially admitted to Texas A&M and the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences has tendered an offer of an assistantship, then the prospective student’s committee chair should copy ISS with the assistantship offer and ISS will initiate the proper paper work that will allow the student to obtain the proper visa. Contact Barbara Bracken for assistance.
Foreign nationals whose native language is not English are required to show English language proficiency. This is accomplished by  scoring at least 213 on the computer generated Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 550 on the paper generated TOEFL, or  scoring 400 or better on the verbal portion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or  completing all 4 years of a B.S. degree at a U.S. university or college.