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Online Orientation

Any Tarleton State University student who is neither a U.S. Citizen nor U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident is considered to be an international student. The following groups of international students are required to complete the Online Orientation:

  • New international students under F-1 or J-1 status
  • Current international students who will change their non-immigrant status to F-1 or J-1
  • Current or returning F-1 or J-1 international students who will process an reinstatement or new entry to regain F-1 or J-1 status
  • Returning international students who have taken a leave of absence from Tarleton State University and wish to resume enrollment

The online orientation consists of various sections regarding student and academic life, as well as immigration resources and compliance. You will be required to review each section in the given order and complete a 20 minute quiz at the end of the orientation with a passing grade of 80% or higher to receive credit for this orientation requirement. 

Once you have reviewed all the sections and completed the quiz, you will be asked to complete an Acknowledgement of Understanding page. In the Acknowledgement of Understanding you will need to review several important statements and then enter your name to confirm that you have read and understood the information presented in the online orientation. Please print out your results and bring a signed copy to the office of International Programs. 

Failure to complete the Online Orientation will result in a hold being placed in your records and you will not be able to register for classes the next semester.


If you have any questions about the Online Orientation, please contact International Programs at or call (254) 968 9632.