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Graduate Studies Checklist

At this point in time, you have or will be completing a Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution (or equivalent from a foreign institution), with at least a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of completed coursework at that institution, and intend to enroll in a graduate program.

If you are seeking a second Bachelors degree, please refer to the Undergraduate Transfer check list.

An applicant who does not qualify for full admission may be granted conditional admission.  Conditional admission will not be granted to an applicant whose GPA is less than a 2.5 on the last 60 hours of completed coursework.  A student who is conditionally admitted must satisfy all conditions before receiving full admission.

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4 – 12 months before classes start

Admissions Testing and Application

4 – 12 months before classes start
  • Review admission requirements.  Call the Admissions Coordinator at 254-968-9104 or 1-800-687-4723 if you have any questions.
1 – 4 months before classes start
  • Submit your admissions application for Tarleton at least one month before the beginning of the term desired.
    • Include a 200 to 300 word essay addressing personal and career goals for graduate study
    • Include a non-refundable application fee of $30.00 by check. Checks should be made payable to Tarleton State University.
  • Send official transcripts from all institutions of college or university standing which you have attended to College of Graduate Studies, Tarleton State University, Box T-0350, Stephenville, TX  76402.
  • Make sure you have satisfied other applicable graduate program prerequisites.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

4 – 12 months before classes start
  • Assess your ability to schedule a graduate program along with your personal and financial needs. Look into housing and changes in living expenses if you are moving to a new location to apply for the graduate program.
  • Start saving money and looking into types of financial aid, scholarships, and Graduate Assistantships.
  • Submit FAFSA and General Scholarship Application.

Applied Student

Once you apply to Tarleton, you will receive an email notifying you that we received your application. As an “Applied Student,” you now have instructions on your NTNET ID along with a starting PIN (Date of Birth - MMDDYY). This NTNET ID can be used in the future to register for classes. If you do not know your NTNET ID use our convenient NTNET ID Lookup.

Testing Requirements

1 – 4 months before classes start
  • Send your official GRE, GMAT or MAT test scores to Tarleton. (GRE is generally preferred. A score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) may be substituted for applicants seeking  admission to the Master of Business Administration degree program or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for other programs.  Please check with the departments for test preferences.)
    • GRE – code 6817
    • GMAT – code 6817
    • MAT – code 2241
  • Make sure you have satisfied other applicable graduate program prerequisites.

Admitted Student

When you receive your acceptance email or letter, you will be considered an “Admitted Student” at Tarleton State University. You may still need to submit information before you can register for classes.

Orientation / Advising

Before the semester you are enrolling in

Register for Classes

Before the semester you are enrolling in
  • Check out the Course Schedule for the semester you are enrolling in. Check out the current Catalog for degree and course information.
  • Use myGateway to register for classes.
  • Check your Financial Aid status inside myGateway.
  • Pay your tuition and fees bill inside myGateway using Texan Bill Pay.

Registered Student

When you have completed registration for classes, you will be a “Registered Student.” In order to access all the services Tarleton provides, you will need to activate your new email account and network ID.

Tarleton Email

After you registered
  • Claim your Tarleton Email Account, otherwise known as "Go" Email.
  • Your "Go" Email is the official communication method for classes, events and campus information.  If you do not check your email, you will be missing essential information needed for a successful university experience.

Network ID

After you registered or when you begin classes

University ID Card (Texan Card)

After you receive your UID and PIN
  • Main campus (Stephenville) students can obtain their ID card by going to the Tarleton Center, Room 101. Off campus students will need to contact their campus representatives to take a photo that will be submitted for processing. For more information, please contact Texan Card Services at 254-968-1880 or visit the Texan Card website.
  • Texan Cards can hold Texan Bucks that can be used to make purchases on and off campus in the Stephenville area. Students and parents can make deposits to their Texan Bucks online.

Course Schedules and Billing (myGateway)

After you receive your NTNET ID and PIN
  • You can view all your student records on myGateway, the Tarleton portal. This includes registration, course schedules, grades, financial aid status, unofficial transcripts, status holds, and degree evaluations.
  • You can view your tuition and fees statement and pay online (Texan Bill Pay) through myGateway.

Parking Permit

After you claim your network ID (NTNET Account)
  • You can purchase your first Stephenville campus parking permit by logging into the Parking Services website with your NTNET username and password. For Fort Worth, Waco, and Weatherford students, please contact the campus you will be attending.

When classes begin, you are a “Current Student”! Congratulations!

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