Applicant for Asylum Status

Submit the following required documents if you currently have an I-589 application for asylum status pending with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). View application deadlines.

If you have Applicant for Asylum status, you will not qualify for Texas resident/in-state tuition rates until you have been approved for asylum. You will be charged the out-of-state/international non-resident tuition rate, unless you qualify for residency status (Texas Senate Bill 1528).

Documents Required for Prospective Students with USCIS Applicant for Asylum Status

Upload the required application documents directly into your application profile, with clear PDF scans of each document. Where multiple forms and documents are required, ensure you scan all documents into one PDF file to upload into the appropriate category. Your application will not be complete until all supplemental documents are received.

Documents Required for Applicant for Asylum

Document Instructions Access Form
International Student Data Sheet On form PDF
Passport Submit photocopy of passport identification pages.  Provided by student
USCIS I-797 Receipt Notice
Form I-797 Notice of Action
Submit photocopy if you are applying for permanent residency (green card) status (I-130 or I-485 stage). Provided by student
Employment Authorization Document (Card) Submit photocopy of EAD (front and back) if you have authorization to work in the U.S. Provided by student
English Proficiency Score
Only one test is required.
View instructions & exemptions.

TOEFL Minimum Score Required:
Internet-Based Test (iBT): 79
The ACC School Code with TOEFL is 6759.

Academic IELTS Minimum Score Required:  Overall Band Score of 6.5

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College/university transcript See transcript instructions. Provided by school attended
High school transcript Not required if you attended college. See transcript instructions. Provided by school attended
Application fee: $100 one-time only, nonrefundable Pay application fee. Upload email receipt once paid. Provided by student
Visa document, if applicable:
Visa or Visa Status USCIS Approval Notice
Photocopy document Provided by student
I-94 document
Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Card
Print I-94 form Provided by student

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