International Students

International Student Admissions

International Students interested in enrolling should contact Glenda Irvin or Tommi Cobb for an appointment. They are familiar with the special needs of international students, information regarding orientation, counseling and advising. In order to allow time for immigration processing, students should submit their applications as soon as possible. Completion of admissions cannot be guaranteed because of the variable processing time for visas. 
Students who are applying for F1 (Student) Visa - All applicants must complete one of the following exams and present the minimum score shown:
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language) Score: 500 (paper based) or 173 (computer based) or 59-60 (internet based) OR
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 5.0 


    • Applicants who have successfully completed at least one academic year in a U.S. high school
    • Applicants who have successfully completed at least 12 college credit hours in the U.S.
  • Authenticated/Translated transcripts of academic records (high school or college). You must be a: High school graduate
  • Financial Statement.
  • Supplemental Information Form
  • Proof of Health Insurance which includes a repatriation component. Health insurance must be obtained through an approved provider upon arrival in the U.S. Enrollment must be completed before course registration.
  • MMR immunization shot record (measles, mumps and rubella). 2 MMR’s are acquired after arrival in the U.S.
  • Copy of Visa and 1- 94 card (after your arrival)
  • Complete a screening for tuberculosis (T.B.) after arrival in the U.S.


  • All students must take a placement test prior to registration. This can be done on campus after your arrival at the UA Cossatot Testing Center
  • International students will not be eligible to participate in federally funded financial aid programs.
  • Applicants may call (870)584-4471 for an appointment with International Student Admissions when they have documentation ready to submit.
  • UA Cossatot does not have transportation services or on-campus housing. Students are responsible for securing transportation and housing needs.

 Estimated Cost of Attendance for International Students

The following information is provided concerning fees, tuition and an estimate of living expenses for full-time applicants who are non-Arkansas residents and from other countries that plan to attend UA Cossatot. International students must have sufficient finances to cover all living and education expenses incurred while at UA Cossatot as verified by a certified financial statement. International students must have funds on deposit and withdraw able from a U.S. bank or other source to cover expenses in the U.S. and additional funds must be available on a continuous basis to assure adequate financing during the student’s entire educational stay in the United States. Documentary evidence of means of financial support must be attached to the Certificate of Eligibility (1-20) when applying for the student visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consular Office.
UA Cossatot does not provide student housing, and students should arrive in the United States at least 3 weeks prior to the first day of classes to allow time for testing, registration and to locate suitable housing. Students should be prepared to pay three months rent in advance at the time housing is located. Please note tuition, fees, books and supplies are paid once per semester before classes begin.
The figures below are estimated expenses for a semester (Spring or Fall) - Sixteen weeks (based on 15 credit hours) - Full time (12 credit hours) mandatory if you are on an F-1 visa.
Tuition & Fees $2,950.00
Textbooks & Supplies $750.00
Health Insurance with Repatriation Coverage (Mandatory for F-1 visa holders) $500.00
Total Estimated Education Expenses $4,200.00
Room & Board (Off-campus living expense) $2,000.00
Personal & Transportation $2,500.00
Total Estimated Living Expenses $8,700.00

Note: The cost of transportation between home country & United States is not included in the above estimated expenses.
Note: Summer & Holiday recess expenses to live in the community or travel are not included in this total.

Fees & tuition charges are determined by totaling the number of semester credits taken each term times the charge per each credit($150) Special fees for laboratory courses, or other special course fees, may be charged in addition to the fees and tuition indicated above. Students without sufficient funds will not be permitted to register for courses. Fees, tuition and estimates are subject to change.





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