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.
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.
Student Financial Matters
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.
All TBR institutions shall inform international students regarding the student conduct
and disciplinary policies.
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.
Academic Support and Other Services
Institutions that receive international students must provide an orientation program
that specifically addresses the particular needs of those individuals.
Every international student will enroll in annual health insurance coverage contracted
by the TBR, unless a waiver is granted for comparable or superior coverage.