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Change of Entry Semester Frequently Asked Questions

Your admission to Tarleton State University is specified for a certain semester and you must enroll during that term. Changes to semester of entry may be requested within one month of submitting your admission application and prior to the semester beginning, unless an admission decision has already been processed.  Please request a General Change of Semester form at the contact information below. Once a decision has been processed or the semester has already begun you will need to reapply and pay the $30 application fee. Please note that admission to the initial term of entry does not guarantee admission to a future term. Please see Frequently Asked Questions.

If a student applies for a semester and does not attend, the student must reapply and pay the $30 application fee for the semester they wish to attend.

If you did not find the answer were seeking or you need more information you may contact Undergraduate Admissions at 254-968-9125 or email us.

Frequently Asked Questions

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I am a freshman and I was denied admission for the fall semester. After checking the admission requirements, I believe I meet the requirements for summer and I would like to change my application status for summer admission. How do I change my application to summer?

Check our Summer Admission Requirements and contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 254-968-9125 or email us.  If it is confirmed that you meet summer admission requirements you will be instructed how to transfer your application to begin the summer semester.

I am active duty military and I received orders that I will be deployed and will not be able to attend the semester I originally applied for. How do I defer my enrollment?

You may send a copy of your orders to the Office of Admissions by mail, fax, or email and request a change of semester form that will defer your enrollment with no fee.

I applied and have been accepted for ______ semester and I need to change my semester of entry. How do I change my semester of entry?

If you have been accepted for the semester you applied and you are not registered for courses you will need to complete the online application withdrawal form and then reapply for the semester that you intend to begin. The $30 application fee is non-refundable.

If you are registered for classes prior to the first day of class for the semester you will not be attending, you will need to drop your Tarleton classes, complete the online application withdrawal form for the semester you will not be attending, reapply and pay the $30 application fee for the semester you intend to begin. If you have any problems dropping your classes you may contact the Registrar’s Office at 254-968-9121 or registrar@tarleton.edu

* Please note that admission to the initial term of entry does not guarantee admission to a future term.

Extenuating Circumstance Exception – If you were advised by a Tarleton Academic Advisor to apply and you have additional courses that must be completed at Community College prior to attending the given semester; you may contact your academic advisor to send an email on your behalf for verification. This will allow your admission status to be transferred to the following semester. The request must be submitted by email prior to the first day of class of the semester you were accepted. No applications will be transferred after the semester begins.

I was accepted for summer and registered for summer and fall courses, but now I have decided to drop my summer courses before the summer term begins and I have no intention to register for a summer term. (This does not apply to first time freshman due to summer and fall requirements)
Your admission to Tarleton State University is specified for the summer term and you must enroll during that term to continue for fall. If you drop your summer courses you must also drop your fall courses. After dropping your courses you will need to complete the online summer application withdrawal form. You will then need to reapply and complete the fall admission application and pay the $30 application fee. Once you’ve been accepted for fall you will be eligible to register for fall courses.

Extenuating Circumstance Exception – The summer class you applied to register for is canceled by Tarleton; you may contact your academic advisor to send an email on your behalf to verify the class was canceled. This will allow your admission status to be transferred from summer to fall with no fee.
I applied for fall, have not yet been accepted, and it is within one month of when I applied. I would like to take summer courses. How do I register for summer?
You will need to contact Undergraduate Admissions at 254-968-9125 or email and request a change of semester form prior to the month deadline of when you applied. You will be emailed a change of semester form that may be returned to the Office of Admissions by fax or email on a one time basis with no fee.

If you have already been accepted for fall or it has been over one month since your fall application was processed then you will need to complete the online fall application withdrawal form. You will then need to go to reapply and complete the summer admission application and pay the $30 application fee. Once you’ve been accepted for summer you will be eligible to register for summer and fall courses. *Please make note that you must complete at least one summer course to remain registered for fall.
I applied for the fall or spring semester and I will be unable to attend and would like to defer my admission one semester. How do I request to defer my admission?
If you have already been accepted for fall or spring OR it has been over one month since your  application was processed then you will need to complete the online application withdrawal form. You will then need to reapply, complete the admission application and pay the $30 application fee for the semester you intend to begin. You may go to Admission Deadlines to ensure that the deadline to apply for the semester has not passed.

If it is prior to one month that your application has been processed, you have not yet been accepted, and it is prior to the first class day then you may contact Undergraduate Admissions at 254-968-9125 or email us and request a change of semester form prior to the month deadline of when you applied. You will be emailed a change of semester form that may be returned to the Office of Admissions by fax or email on a one time basis with no fee.
I submitted a change of semester form and it has been processed. I have now changed my mind and would like to change my semester back, what do I do?
As stated on the change of semester form that was first completed, your application may be changed on a one time basis with no fee. You may contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 254-968-9125 or email us to request a form to change your semester back to the original semester. The form will be sent to you by email and may be returned to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by fax or email. The form will instruct you where to pay the $30 application fee. This request is only valid prior to the beginning of the application term and may not be requested after the first class day.

If you did not find the answer were seeking or you need more information you may contact Undergraduate Admissions at 254-968-9125 or email us.

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