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requirements as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security may impose upon non-

immigrant foreign nationals, excluding from such decisions any economic benefit, which

may accrue, to the institution or the system.

C.

Admission Standards

1.

All TBR institutions will seek reasonable and appropriate consistency in determining

admissions standards for degree-seeking students, including use of the TOEFL (Test

of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing

System) scores, transfer credit policies, transcript evaluation, recognition of degrees

from foreign institutions, and the like, recognizing that differential policies in such

areas may damage the academic credibility of the TBR System.

D.

Student Financial Matters

1.

All TBR institutions will establish reasonable and appropriate consistency in

determining procedures for tuition payment, acceptance deposits, and other financial

matters, taking into account the logistical constraints, which may be posed by

international currency transfers.

E.

Student Discipline

1.

All TBR institutions shall inform international students regarding the student conduct

and disciplinary policies.

2.

The customs of the international student’s home country shall not, in most instances,

be a defense to violations of student conduct and discipline policies.

II.

Academic Support and Other Services

A.

Orientation

1.

Institutions that receive international students must provide an orientation program

that specifically addresses the particular needs of those individuals.

B.

Health Insurance

1.

Every international student will enroll in annual health insurance coverage contracted

by the TBR, unless a waiver is granted for comparable or superior coverage.