Texas A&M Corpus Christi


Texas Wesleyan University was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1890.

A committee under the direction of Bishop Joseph S. Key explored locations for a campus and settled on a site east of Fort Worth donated by area pioneers, A.S. Hall, W.D. Hall, and George Tandy. Originally called Polytechnic College – which literally means ”many arts and sciences” – the school held its first classes in September 1891, with a handful of faculty members and 111 students.

In 1902, H.A. Boaz assumed the presidency and managed a period of moderate growth. He conceived the idea of a new university for Southern Methodism and planned to develop Polytechnic College into that university.

Why choose Texas A&M Corpus Christi?
International Students

The requirements for getting in the school is the same for international students as domestic ones. However, in addition to the documents in the Application Process page, international applicants must also include the following documents to the College of Graduate Studies:

Official transcripts and diplomas from international colleges and universities or an official foreign evaluation.

  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi will accept evaluations by the following agencies:
    • Educational Credential Evaluators
    • Foreign Credentials Service of America
    • Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    • World Education Services
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is currently evaluating official foreign transcripts for in‑house use only. Official transcripts must be provided in English by the Institution. If not, official translations must be provided.
  • See additional transcript information for students from China, Cuba, Russia, and Ukraine.
  • Official TOEFL Scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Minimum paper-based score of 550 or the equivalent internet-based score of 79-80.
  • Official IELTS Scores (International English Language Testing System) – Minimum score requirement: 6.5

International applicants are exempt from submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score IF one of the following conditions is met:

  • The applicant’s country of citizenship has the official language of English
  • The applicant completed a bachelor’s degree at a U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education, or
  • The applicant successfully completed two years of instruction (taught in the English Language) at a U.S. or Canadian high school or college.
  • Please visit the Office of Admissions website for a list of countries that are exempt from submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score.

Official Bank Statement

  • The University and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires an original bank letter or bank statement (sealed and signed) that shows the funds held in your or your sponsors account(s). If being sponsored, an Affidavit of Financial Support Form will also be required.
  • A single student must demonstrate availability of at least$25,300 (U.S. currency). The letter must be provided in English and US currency. Please be aware that this amount is subject to change without prior notice. 
  • To learn more about this form and other details, please visit the Office of International Education (OIE).
  • Copy of Current Visa
Admission Requirements

International transfer admission requirements
If you wish to successfully transfer to A&M-Corpus Christi as an international student, you must submit certain documentation and meet the following requirements:


Grade Point Average (GPA) You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater on all work attempted at all other U.S. colleges or universities.
Status requirements You must have 30+ credit hours and be eligible to return to your previous institution.
TOEFL score To be considered for admission you must have a minimum score of:

  • 550 on the TOEFL paper examination, or
  • 79-80 on the TOEFL internet examination, or
  • 213 on the TOEFL computer examination.
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5

Note: Some students may be eligible for a waiver or exemption.

Application Deadlines

To ensure full consideration of your application, all required items and documentation must be received by the Office of Recruitment and Admissions by the following dates. Incomplete applications will not be considered

Priority Dates

Spring 2016 September 1st
Summer 2015  February 1st
Fall 2015 March 1st
Deadline Dates
Spring 2016 December 1st
Summer 2015 May 1st
Fall 2015 July 1st
Applications that are completed and received after the posted deadline but before the beginning of regular registration will be processed as received.
For applications submitted after the deadline date for semester of intended enrollment, the application fee is $85.00

The College Becomes the University

Since 1934, Texas Wesleyan has remained a co-educational liberal arts institution with an increasingly comprehensive academic and student life program. In addition to strong undergraduate programs, the University added graduate programs in education in the 1970s and in nurse anesthesia in the 1980s.

After contemplating a relocation of the campus to a west Fort Worth site, Texas Wesleyan renewed its commitment to its historic Polytechnic Heights location by building the Eunice and James L. West Library. Recognizing the growth in programs, trustees changed the name of the institution to Texas Wesleyan University, effective in January 1989.

Expanding to Better Serve More Students

Texas Wesleyan has historically combined service to a residential population along with its strong commitment to a commuting and adult population.

To add flexibility in the scheduling of courses and to recognize the special needs of adult learners, the University added the C.E. Hyde Weekend/Evening Program in 1994. From 2000 to 2010, buildings on campus have been built or renovated at the rate of nearly two per year.

The University established a campus in downtown Fort Worth in 1997 with the relocation of the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, which was established in 1992 following the acquisition of the former Dallas/Fort Worth School of Law. In August 2013, the law school was sold to Texas A&M University.

A Burleson site of Texas Wesleyan opened in 2006 to serve residents of Johnson County.

The Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia has grown into the largest in the nation, delivering online courses to students throughout the United States.

A Strong and Faithful Member of the Community

The University has cooperative programs with a number of high schools that allow seniors to enroll in university classes for credit and become familiar with the university experience.

Throughout its history, the University has remained closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The University maintains special relationships with several United Methodist congregations, and some of the trustees are representatives of the United Methodist Church.

In keeping with Methodist tradition, the University welcomes individuals of all faiths and is thoroughly inclusive in its practices.


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