TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

President Dr. Dennis P. McCabe

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. B.J. Alexander

Vice President for Finance and Administration Mr. Jerry Graham

Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. Koy M. Floyd

Vice President for Student Services Dr. Wanda L. Mercer

 

IMPORTANT CAMPUS INFORMATION

 

Phone

T-Box
Admissions:
Undergraduate 1-(800) 687-8236 or (254) 968-9125 T-0030
Graduate 1-(800) OUR GRAD.............or 9104 T-0350
Academic Affairs 9103 T-0010
Athletics 9178 T-0080
Business Services 9107 T-0120
Campus Tours 9256 T-0690
Campus Store 9006 T-0140
Dean of Students 9080 T-0675
Disability Services 9103 T-0010
Financial Aid 9070 T-0310
General Studies 9423 T-0340
Graduate Studies 9104 T-0350
Honors Programs 9423 T-0545
Housing and Residence Life 9083 T-0280
Information: During regular office hours 9000
At other times 9265

International Academic Programs

9632 T-0770
Library 9937 T-0450
Multicultural Services 9488 T-0490
President's Office 9100 T-0001
Recreational Sports 9912 T-0420
Recruiting/School Relations 9845 T-0610
Registrar 9121 T-0620
Scholarship Office 9922 T-0760
Student Activities (Office of) 9490 T-0670
Student Services 9081 T-0680
Teaching & Learning Center 9480 T-0700
Transcripts 9121 T-0620
University Police 9002 T-0560

 

Requests for information should be directed to the offices listed above, and all correspondence should include T-Box number. The University's mailing address for all inquiries is Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX 76402. Visit our website at www.tarleton.edu

 

 

Volume LXXXIX April 2000 Published Quarterly

Bulletin of

Tarleton State University

Periodicals Postage Paid at Stephenville, TX 76401

Postmaster: Send address changes to

Box T-0610, Stephenville, TX 76402

ACCREDITATION

Tarleton State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Commission on Colleges

1866 Southern Lane

Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097

Telephone: (404) 679-4500 FAX: (404) 679-4558

PRINCIPLE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of Tarleton State University to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons, as well as to make available any other programs and activities, including those for students, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (except in rare occasions where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, handicap, or veteran status. Tarleton makes every effort to assure that no otherwise qualified handicapped person is, on the basis of a handicap, subjected to discrimination either as related to student involvement or employment in any of the University's programs or activities. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Equal Opportunity Coordinator, Room 106, Administration Annex (254) 968-9128 or to the Director of Disability Services, (254) 968-9103.

EQUAL EDUCATIONAL POLICY

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, complete equality exists in the offering of all benefits to students without regard to sex, race, color, or national origin. These benefits include such matters as housing, financial assistance, recruitment, and any type of personnel service.

PRIVACY OF INFORMATION

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the following data is designated as directory information and may be made public unless the student desires to withhold all or any portion of it:

Student's name, local address, home address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, military service status, religious preference, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of University attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous education agency or institution attended.

Any undergraduate or graduate student wishing to withhold any or all of this information should, within 10 days after the first class day, fill out the appropriate form, available at the Registrar's Office.

STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW

Each year, Tarleton prepares a report in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990. The report, which is widely distributed on campus, includes information about University policies, campus safety, and graduation rates. The most recent report is available from the Dean of Students’ office on campus and on the Tarleton website at http://www.tarleton.edu. Click on "Future Students" and "Right-to-Know."

 

Purpose of Catalog

This catalog is printed to provide information about the academic programs of Tarleton State University to students, prospective students, faculty, and staff of the University. While every effort has been made to make this catalog as complete and accurate as possible, changes may occur at any time in requirements, deadlines, fees, curricula, and courses listed in this catalog.

This catalog was prepared in advance of its effective date; therefore, academic programs and course descriptions may vary from actual program requirements and course content. Thus, the contents of the catalog cannot be considered an agreement or contract between individual students and the University.

Names of some colleges and academic departments are subject to approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The Tarleton State University Schedule of Classes is published for each semester and summer term and is available upon request from the Office of School Relations. Students should refer to the Schedule of Classes for the offerings in any given semester. For administrative reasons, because of insufficient enrollment or limited resources, a given course may not be offered in the announced semester.

 

UNIVERSITY CALENDARS &

FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULES

 

Fall Semester 2000 University Calendar

June 1 Deadline for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Fall Semester financial aid programs
August 1 Last day to submit credentials for first-time enrollment at Tarleton for Fall Semester 2000
August 24 Thursday, residence halls open at 9 AM
August 24 Thursday, Last Chance Orientation
August 24-25 Thursday and Friday, academic advisement and registration. For specific dates and times see class schedule
August 28

Monday, classes begin

August 28-30 Monday through Wednesday, add/drop/late registration
August 30 Wednesday, last day to register for University credit
September 4

Monday, Labor Day, NO CLASSES

September 13 Wednesday, last day for dropping courses with no record
October 2 Monday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for December degree conferral
October 3 Tuesday, Writing Proficiency Examination, 4 PM
October 4 Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination, 6 PM
October 15 Last day to apply for student teaching in Fall 2001
October 16-20 Homecoming Week
November 1 Wednesday, last day to drop a course
November 15 Deadline for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Spring Semester financial aid programs
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Holidays
(Holiday period begins 5 PM, Wednesday, November 22.)
December 4 Monday, comprehensive exam results due in Graduate Office
December 5 Tuesday, restricted activities period begins at 8 AM
December 6

Wednesday, last class day; last day to withdraw from the University

December 7 Thursday, restricted activities period ends at 5 PM
December 7

Thursday, final examinations begin at 6 PM

December 13 Wednesday, last day of final examinations
December 14 Thursday, final grades for potential honor graduates due in Registrar's Office by noon
December 15 Friday, all grades entered in student information system before 4 PM
December 16 December 16 Saturday, Commencement.

 

Fall Semester 2000 Final Examination Schedule

Exam Time

8:00-10:30 AM

11:30 AM -2:00 PM

3:00-5:30 PM

6:30-9:00 PM

Thurs., Dec. 7

TR or R

5:00 PM or later

Fri., Dec. 8

TR 8:00 AM

MWF

10:00 AM

MWF

11:00 AM

F 5:00 PM or later

Sat., Dec. 9

All freshman English

MWF 12:00 noon

All MATH 1073

Mon., Dec. 11

MWF 9:00 AM

MWF 2:00 PM

TR 10:50 AM

All freshman Chemistry

Tue., Dec. 12

TR 9:25 AM

TR 2:25 PM

TR 1:00 PM

T 5:00 PM or later

Wed., Dec. 13

MWF 8:00 AM

MWF 1:00 PM

MWF 4:00 PM

M or W or MW or MWF or M-F

5:00 PM or later

 

Note: For classes with starting times not listed in the table (or within an hour of that starting time), the final exam will be scheduled by the instructor between December 7 and December 13.

This Final Examination Schedule does not apply for Tarleton University System Center – Central Texas.

 

Spring Semester 2001 University Calendar

November 15 Deadline for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Spring Semester financial aid programs
January 8 Monday, last day to submit credentials for first-time enrollment at Tarleton for Spring Semester 2001
January 11 Thursday, residence halls open at 9 AM
January 11 Thursday, Spring Orientation
January 11-12 Thursday and Friday, academic advisement and registration.

For specific dates and times, see class schedule

January 16 Tuesday, classes begin
January 16-18 Tuesday through Thursday, add/drop/late registration
January 18 Thursday, last day to register for University credit
January 31 Wednesday, last day for dropping a course with no record
February 15 Last day to apply for student teaching in Spring Semester 2002
February 15 Application deadline for all Fall 2001 scholarships administered by University Scholarship Committee.
February 16 Friday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for May degree conferral
February 28 Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination, 4 PM
March 1 Thursday, Writing Proficiency Examination, 6 PM
March 9 Friday, Midterm grades entered in student information system by 5 PM
March 12-17 Spring Break
March 29 Thursday, last day to drop a course
April 13, 14 Friday, Saturday NO CLASSES
April 27 Friday, comprehensive exam results due in Graduate Office
May 1 Tuesday, restricted activities period begins at 8 AM
May 2 Wednesday, last class day; last day to withdraw from University
May 3 Thursday, restricted activities period ends at 5 PM
May 3 Thursday, final examinations begin at 6 PM
May 9 Wednesday, last day of final examinations
May 10 Thursday, final grades for potential honor graduates due in Registrar's Office by noon
May 10

Thursday, residence halls close at 10 AM

May 11 Friday, all final grades entered in student information system by 4 PM
May 12 Saturday, Commencement
June 1 Deadline for completing student financial aid folders for first consideration for Summer School.

 

 

Spring Semester 2001 Final Examination Schedule

Exam Time

8-10:30 AM

11:30 AM -2:00 PM

3-5:30 PM

6:30-9:00 PM

Thurs., May 3

TR or R 5:00 PM or later

Fri., May 4

TR 8:00 AM

MWF

10:00 AM

MWF

11:00 AM

F

5:00 PM or later

Sat., May 5

All freshman English

MWF 12:00 Noon

All MATH 1073

Mon., May 7

MWF 9:00

MWF 2:00 PM

TR 10:50 AM

All freshman Chemistry

Tue., May 8

TR 9:25 AM

TR 2:25 PM

TR 1:00 PM

T 5:00 PM or later

Wed., May 9

MWF 8:00 AM

MWF 1:00 PM

MWF 4:00 PM

M or W or MW or MWF or M-F 5:00 PM or later

 

Note: For classes with starting times not listed in the table (or within an hour of that starting time), the final exam will be scheduled by the instructor between May 4 and May 9.

This Final Examination Schedule does not apply for Tarleton University System Center – Central Texas.

 

Summer Session 2001 University Calendar

June 1 Deadline for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Summer Semester financial aid programs
June 1 Friday, residence halls open at 8 AM
June 1 Friday, general assembly and placement testing for all new students
June 1 Friday, academic advisement and registration and add/drop. For specific dates and times see class schedule
June 4 Monday, classes begin for all 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8- and 9-week courses
June 4-5 Monday and Tuesday, add/drop/late registration
June 13 Wednesday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for August degree conferral
June 13 Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination, 4 PM
July 4 Wednesday, Holiday
July 5 Thursday, end of first half of summer school. 4 ˝ weeks
July 9 Monday, first class day of Session II
August 6 Monday, last class day; last day to withdraw from the University
August 9

Thursday, all grades entered in student information system by noon

August 9 Thursday, residence halls close at 10 AM
August 11 Saturday, Commencement
   
FINAL EXAMINATIONS:
During normal class time on the last day the class meets

 

TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY: AN OVERVIEW

THE TARLETON HERITAGE

For the last one hundred years, Tarleton State University, a public coeducational institution, has provided a broad-based education. Established by a $100,000 bequest of John Tarleton, an Erath County pioneer, John Tarleton College opened in 1899 as a private preparatory school and college for the youth of the surrounding rural region. During the next decade students could earn a baccalaureate degree. But in 1908, to compensate for declining enrollment and inadequate funding, college officials reorganized the institution on a two-year degree program, emphasizing a liberal arts education while retaining the two-year preparatory division. Again in 1916 Tarleton experienced financial difficulty; consequently, the Texas Legislature in 1917 placed the college in the state system of the Agricultural and Mechanical College, which would later become The Texas A&M University System. John Tarleton Agricultural College, as renamed by the Legislature, retained the two-year degree as well as the preparatory program and specialized in agriculture, home economics, and military training. To meet the needs of a changing constituency, Tarleton has adjusted and enriched its curriculum since the 1920s. Accredited as a junior college by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1926, Tarleton gradually redeveloped a liberal arts education. Then in 1949 the Legislature again changed the name of the school to Tarleton State College, and in 1953 discontinued the preparatory division, reflecting the increased access to public school throughout the state. By a 1959 act of the Legislature, Tarleton once again became a four-year degree-granting institution, the first class graduating in 1963. Accredited as a senior college in 1966, Tarleton initiated many new programs, including graduate courses in 1970. Since Tarleton offered a broad liberal arts education within undergraduate and graduate degrees, the Texas Legislature recognized the institution as a university in 1973, the name officially changed to Tarleton State University. Under a cooperative agreement with Texas A&M - Commerce, a doctoral degree in Educational Administration became available in 1998.

Over the past century, Tarleton has grown from a small private college into a thriving state university with more than 7,400 students. In 1999, Tarleton established the first university system center in Texas, providing public upper-level academic programs for the citizens of central Texas. The Tarleton University System Center – Central Texas in Killeen and other sites located at the Terrell School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences in Fort Worth and the Dora Lee Langdon Center in Granbury have enabled Tarleton to meet diverse educational demands from across the state. Throughout its first one hundred years, Tarleton has never lost the commitment to excellence that was the vision of its founder, John Tarleton.

STATEMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL PURPOSE

Vision

Creating a Culture of Excellence for our Students

Mission

The mission of Tarleton State University is to provide an academically challenging educational experience through effective teaching, scholarship, research, and service which enables students to pursue truth and acquire understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for establishing successful careers and becoming responsible citizens and leaders.

Purpose and Role

Tarleton State University is a regional, comprehensive university. Created in 1899, Tarleton provides educational programs which emphasize teaching excellence and service for students. The University functions as an educational, scientific, and cultural center for north-central Texas. While the primary emphasis is on teaching and excellence in the classroom, Tarleton is totally committed to expanding roles in research and service.

Tarleton, as a public university, is sensitive and responsive to the needs of the students it serves. Learning and the pursuit of truth are fostered in a culture of excellence which enables students to acquire knowledge, understanding, skills, and cultural experiences necessary to grow as individuals, achieve successful careers, and become responsible citizens and leaders. While offering a wide variety of professional and pre-professional undergraduate programs and graduate degrees in selected disciplines, Tarleton requires of all students a well-defined and thorough foundation in the liberal arts.

Tarleton expects its talented, dedicated faculty to achieve excellence in teaching, advising, and serving the individual student. Accordingly, the University recruits faculty and provides development programs to achieve this excellence. The University staff provides a variety of student services and professional expertise focused on enhancement of the student experience.

The University meets its public service leadership responsibility by enhancing the intellectual, cultural, and economic life of the region through an array of community education programs, numerous sponsored events, and the sharing of facilities and professional assistance.

Providing a campus culture of acceptance and friendliness, Tarleton welcomes individuals into the University community without regard to race, gender, conditions of disability, or national origin. While historically serving a regional student body, the University recognizes a growing state, national, and international representation on campus. Stressing equality and fairness, Tarleton pledges to continue meeting the educational needs of a changing society and an expanding world.

Goals

1. Excellence in Scholarship and Learning - Tarleton will ensure that its students have an educational experience of excellence that will result in their becoming knowledgeable and productive citizens.

2. Student Services and Campus Life - Tarleton will create a friendly and caring campus culture that supports student scholarship, learning, and development in all aspects of university life.

3. Access, Equity, and Inclusion - Tarleton will respond effectively, and with fairness, to the needs of all qualified students who represent a changing population in the State of Texas and in a diverse, global community.

4. Leadership Development - Tarleton will graduate students who are committed to the improvement of society through their leadership and service.

5. Institutional Advancement - Tarleton will secure additional funding sources, including private donations and federal and state grants, to help meet its needs and goals.

6. Personnel and Resources - Tarleton will effectively manage its personnel and its financial, physical, and library resources to ensure outstanding academic programs and to provide a campus culture that is conducive to the pursuit of scholarship and excellence in learning.

7. Educational Technology - Tarleton will incorporate electronic and communication technology in the library and throughout the University so that scholarship, teaching, research, outreach activities, and student services are current and effective.

ENROLLMENT AND FACULTY

Approximately 7400 students attend Tarleton State University, with a male-female ratio of 1:1. Students from approximately 220 Texas counties, 45 states, and 17 foreign countries comprise the student body. More than 275 full-time faculty are devoted to academic excellence and to the personal development of each student. The student-faculty ratio is 18:1.

THE CAMPUS

One of the most striking features of Tarleton State University is the spacious 125-acre campus located in the heart of Stephenville, a city of 15,000 people only 65 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Featuring malls, open space, and beautifully-landscaped grounds, the campus is dominated by majestic oak and pecan trees, which create a warm atmosphere for living and learning. The architectural integrity of aged red brick buildings is maintained campus wide. Tarleton is proud of its spacious classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, extensive library collections, and physical education and recreational complex. Other facilities include a multimedia foreign language laboratory, a modern Fine Arts Center, and updated agricultural facilities.

An ongoing construction and modernization program ensures that Tarleton keeps abreast of new developments. The Student Development Center, a 90,000-square-foot facility opened in Fall 1994, is the hub for campus activity and an integral part of the University’s educational environment. The Center offers a food court, bookstore, post office, game room, conference and meeting facilities, study areas, and commuter lounge. Looking toward the twenty-first century, during Spring 1999, Tarleton began construction of a new $30 million science building. This facility will provide state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom space for students to engage in study and research.

The Tarleton University System Center – Central Texas was established in Killeen in September 1999 to serve the Killeen-Temple metropolitan area, which has a combined population of more than 300,000 and is the fifth fastest growing region in Texas. The System Center uses existing facilities on the Central Texas College campus to provide upper-level and graduate courses and degree programs to approximately 1,400 students. Through sharing facilities with Central Texas College, Temple College, Fort Hood, area school districts, and the Blacklands Research Center in Temple, the Center provides residents of the area with access to affordable upper-level higher education.

THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Academic institutions under the direction of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System include:

Prairie View A&M University Tarleton State University Texas A&M International University Texas A&M University Texas A&M University - Commerce

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Texas A&M University - Texarkana West Texas A&M University

Other agencies and programs in The Texas A&M University System are:

Texas A&M University – Health Science Center

Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Texas Agricultural Extension Service

Texas Engineering Experiment Station Texas Engineering Extension Service Texas Forest Service Texas Transportation Institute

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Texas Wildlife Damage Management Service

 

Board of Regents

Mr. Don Powell, Chair ................................................................................. ...Amarillo

Mr. Robert H. Allen ..........................................................................................Houston

Ms. Anne Armstrong .......................................................................................Armstrong

Dr. Dionel E. Avilés......................................................................................... Houston

Mr. Frederick D. McClure............................................................................. .Dallas

Mr. Erle Nye...................................................................................................... Dallas

Mr. Lionel Sosa ...............................................................................................San Antonio

Mr. R.H. (Steve) Stevens..............................................................................Houston

Dr. Susan Rudd Wynn...................................................................................Benbrook

 

Chancellor

Mr. Howard D. Graves, Chancellor

The Texas A&M University System

John Connally Building, 7th Floor

301 Tarrow

College Station, TX 77840-7896

Phone: (409) 458-6000

FAX: (409) 845-2490

 

 

ADMISSIONS

Denise Siler, Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Administration Building

Box T-0030, Stephenville, TX 76402

(800) 687-8236

(254) 968-9125

e-mail: uadm@tarleton.edu

www.tarleton.edu/~admissions

 

Admission to The Texas A&M University System and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or educationally unrelated handicaps.

Transfer services such as Transfer Equivalency Guides, Texas Common Course Numbering System Equivalency Guides, Common Core Equivalency Guides, and 2+2 Degree Plans are available to aid students in transferring to Tarleton State University from a junior or community college. Please check with the Coordinator of Transfer Services at 1-800-687-8236 or review the information online at www.tarleton.edu/~admissions

PRE-ENROLLMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Materials Needed for Application

1. The State of Texas Common Application for Public Universities,*

available at the following locations:

a. the Undergraduate Admissions Office,

b. local high school or community college counselor’s office,

c. www.applytexas.org (application is submitted electronically)

d. www. tarleton.edu/~admissions (printed or on-line version).

2. Official transcripts from high school/colleges previously attended (see next page)

3. Official scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Test (ACT), if applicable,

5. Application fee, $25, and

6. Section of application form used to determine Texas residency for tuition purposes (Part B). Texas residency is determined in accordance with state law. See p. 63.

Each of the above items must be received before an application can be evaluated. Other documents may be requested as needed.

* Used by U.S. citizens and permanent residents to apply for undergraduate admission

Materials should be on file well in advance of registration. Students are encouraged to apply on or before the following dates:

Semester

Recommended application date

Fall Semester

November 30 (for application based on transcript through the junior year)

April 28 (for application based on transcript through first semester of senior year)

July 1 (transfer students)

Spring Semester

December 1

Summer I

May 1

Summer II

June 1

Materials submitted by applicants who do not enroll at Tarleton are destroyed after one calendar year. If a student reapplies within the calendar year, he/she must complete a new application and pay the application fee. Official documents received for a previous term may be added to the new file. If a student has completed work since applying with Tarleton, he/she must provide final official transcripts and/or score reports. If a student applies for admission more than a year after submitting a previous application, he/she will be required to submit the completed application, the application fee, test score reports, and a complete set of transcripts.

OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

A freshman applicant who has not graduated from high school at the time of application must submit an official transcript indicating grades, projected graduation date, and class rank.

A freshman applicant who has graduated from high school at the time of application and transfer applicants with less than 30 semester hours of college credit and a GPA of 2.00 through 2.79 must submit an official high school transcript that includes class rank and date of graduation.

Class rank shall be calculated at the end of the 11th grade, middle of the 12th grade, or high school graduation, whichever is most recent when the application is complete.

If an applicant is accepted during his/her 11th or 12th grade year of high school, he/she must submit an official, final high school transcript upon graduation. The transcript must show final class rank, graduation date, and a seal displaying the high school program the student completed. The final high school transcript must be submitted by the end of the first semester of attendance at Tarleton.

To be considered official, the high school transcript must bear an original signature of a school official and an original school seal. Faxed copies are not official. Transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation.

COURSES IN PROGRESS

Freshman applicants must provide a list of all courses in progress and those yet to be taken in high school. The list should include exact course titles. A copy of the applicant’s senior class schedule will fulfill this requirement.

 

OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS

An official transcript is required from every post-secondary institution attended, even if the applicant did not earn credit or receive a course grade from the institution, or the course is not transferable. Course work from one college posted on the transcript of another college will not satisfy this requirement.

For readmission to Tarleton, only those transcripts from institutions attended since the last enrollment at Tarleton State University are required.

Faxed copies are not official. Electronic transcripts are considered official transcripts. Check with sending/receiving institutions for availability.

Foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation and an evaluation of course work by a foreign credentials evaluation service. Check with Undergraduate Admissions for information on transcript evaluation services.

Application Fee Students applying for admission to Tarleton are required to pay a non-refundable application processing fee of $25. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Tarleton State University. The application fee must be submitted with the application forms or mailed at the time the application is submitted electronically.Housing Application Housing requirements apply to certain students enrolled at Tarleton State University. Please refer to Housing and Residence Life in the Student Life section for details.Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) Although TASP results are not used for admission purposes, students planning to attend Tarleton need to be aware that, unless they are exempt under TASP guidelines (see p. 18), they must take the TASP test prior to enrolling their first semester. Students may not enroll in upper-level courses that will bring their cumulative credit hours to 60 or more until they successfully meet all TASP requirements. The Texas State Education Code requires that all students "who enter public institutions of higher education in the fall of 1989 and thereafter must be tested for reading, writing, and mathematics skills" (Texas Education Code, Sec. 51.306). All full-time or part-time students who have not earned at least 3 semester hours of college-level credit prior to Fall 1989 must take the TASP test if any one of the following conditions apply:1. The student is enrolling in a college-level degree program;

2. The student is entering a certificate program that contains 9 or more semester credit hours, or the equivalent, of general education courses as defined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;

3. The student is transferring from outside Texas or from a private Texas college or university;

4. The student is seeking admission to a Texas upper-level institution or program that requires the TASP test as a condition of admission.

Students who failed an area of the TASP Test and have not successfully completed remediation are not permitted to enroll in the following classes.

1. Students who failed the Writing portion of TASP may not enroll in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1123.

2. Students who failed the Reading portion of TASP may not enroll in HIST 2013 or 2023; ENGL 2103, 2203, 2403, or 2503; POLS 2013 or 2023; or PSY 1013.

3. Students who failed the Math portion of TASP may not enroll in MATH 1073, 1083, or 1093.

The fee for the TASP test will be paid by the student. To obtain a copy of the TASP Registration Bulletin, contact the Admissions Office in the Administration Building or the Division of General Studies on the third floor of the Humanities Building.TASP Exemption There are certain conditions that may exempt students from requirements of the TASP law and placement testing.1. Students performing at or above the following levels are exempt:

a. ACT -- composite score of 23 or higher with individual Math and English scores of no less than 19. Scores must be no more than five years old.

b. SAT -- composite score of 1070 or higher with minimum scores of 500 on both verbal and math. Scores must be no more than five years old.

c. TAAS -- scale scores of 1770 or higher on the writing test and a Texas Learning Index (TXI) of 86 on math and 89 on reading. TAAS scores must be no more than three years old.

2. A student who earned at least 3 semester hours of college-level credit prior to Fall 1989 is exempt.

3. Transfer students with accumulated hours from out-of-state or private institutions may use transferred courses that correspond with those courses designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to satisfy TASP requirements. A student must have earned a course grade of B or higher in each of the three skill areas. If the student does not meet this requirement, he/she must be tested for the remaining skill areas and must comply with all other TASP requirements.

If you qualify for one of these exemptions, please contact the Admissions Office at (254) 968-9125 or (800) 687-8236.

Students with disabilities may request special testing accommodations from the Coordinating Board or the Texas Education Agency.

Placement PoliciesMATH PLACEMENT POLICY

Students who are exempt from the TASP test will be placed in college-level mathematics. Students who are required to take the TASP test will be placed according to their TASP scores. If TASP scores are not available, placement is determined by ACT or SAT scores. TASP scores take precedence over ACT or SAT.

MATH course TASP score ACT score SAT score

1073 270 or higher 20 or higher 500 or higher

1013 220-269 17-19 460-490

1003 219 or lower 16 or lower 450 or lower

ENGLISH PLACEMENT POLICY

All students who failed the writing portion of the TASP test will be placed in English 1003. All other students who scored less than 20 on the ACT Verbal or 550 on the SAT Verbal will be given a writing placement test at orientation. Students assigned to English 1003 will be given a further writing test the first day of class; passing that test will allow the student to enroll in English 1113.

READING PLACEMENT POLICY

No reading course will be required of students who are exempt from the TASP test or who passed the reading section of TASP. All other students will be assigned to RDG 1003.

Immunizations Students enrolling in health-related courses that involve direct patient contact (i.e., Nursing and Clinical Laboratory Science) must meet the following immunization criteria:

REQUIREMENTS

Measles - Persons born since January 1, 1957, must have two doses since 12 months of age, with the doses coming at least 30 days apart.

Mumps - Persons born since January 1, 1957, must have at least one dose since 12 months of age.

Rubella - Must have at least one dose since 12 months of age.Tetanus/Diphtheria - Must have one dose within the past 10 years.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Measles - It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in institutions of higher education have two doses of measles vaccine prior to the start of classes.

Tetanus/diphtheria - Tetanus vaccines are effective for about 10 years and need to be boosted at that interval; they should be given in combination with the diphtheria vaccine.

Hepatitis B - A complete series or proof of immunity is encouraged for any student enrolling in health-related courses that involve direct patient contact, especially with patients' blood (i.e., Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Science, Emergency Medical Procedures, and some Pre-Med courses).

Social Security Number Disclosure

Section 7(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) requires that when any federal, state, or local government agency requests an individual to disclose his/her social security account number (SSAN), that individual must also be advised whether that disclosure is mandatory or voluntary, by what statutory or other authority the number is solicited, and what uses will be made of it. Accordingly, applicants for admission are advised that disclosure of a student's SSAN is strongly recommended for admission as a student at Tarleton State University, in view of the practical administrative difficulties that would be encountered in maintaining adequate student records without continued use of the SSAN. It is used to verify the identity of the student, and as a student account number (identifier) to record necessary data accurately. As an identifier, the SSAN is used for such activities as determining and recording eligibility for admission as a student; reporting initial physical examinations; determining and recording assessments and payments of student fees and charges; determining and recording eligibility for student financial assistance including loans, scholarships, grants, allowances, and official student travel and per diem; recording student grades and related academic data; determining and recording eligibility for participation in Reserve Officers Training Corps programs and in athletic, rodeo, and similar events; registering private vehicles and issuing parking permits; issuing student identification cards; recording issue and return of library books and other materials; registering for placement services, including resume preparation and furnishing information to prospective employers; and other such related requirements that might arise. Tarleton State University has for several years consistently requested disclosure of the SSAN on student application forms and other necessary student forms and documents used pursuant to statutes passed by the State of Texas and United States and regulations adopted by agencies of the State of Texas and United States, and by the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System.

If a student chooses not to disclose his/her SSAN, he/she may request a random number to be assigned to his/her records while attending Tarleton State University. The student should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more details.

 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

At the time of application, students with no college credits since graduation from high school or entering Tarleton directly from a Texas public high school accredited by the Texas Education Agency or a Texas non-public school accredited by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission are first-time freshmen.Regular Admission To be granted regular admission status, first-time freshmen must meet one of the following requirements:

1. Score 930 or higher on the Recentered SAT or 20 or higher on the Enhanced ACT and provide a complete high school transcript;

2. Complete one of the high school programs similar to New Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program as outlined by the Texas Education Agency and provide SAT or ACT scores;

3. Rank in the top quarter of their high school graduating class, provide SAT or ACT scores, and provide a transcript showing successful completion of four years of English and three years of college preparatory mathematics, including Algebra I and Algebra II. Courses such as Correlated Language Arts, Pre-Algebra, and Fundamentals of Math will not satisfy these requirements;

4. Rank in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.

Early Notification of Admission for First-Time Freshmen

Students seeking early notification of admission must submit all required application materials. Upon graduation a final high school transcript showing graduation date and class rank must be submitted.

COMPLETION OF SIXTH HIGH SCHOOL SEMESTER Students in the top ten percent of their class will be admitted after completion of their sixth semester. High school transcripts showing grades through the junior year, projected date of graduation, estimated rank, and SAT or ACT score must be submitted.

COMPLETION OF SEVENTH HIGH SCHOOL SEMESTER Students submitting a seventh semester transcript and SAT/ACT scores who meet regular admission requirements will be given early notification.

 

General Educational Development (GED) Tests

A GED will be considered equivalent to a high school diploma, provided the average standard score is at least 55 or no subscore is less than 50. The student's high school class must have been graduated at least one calendar year before the intended date of enrollment at Tarleton. An official copy or photocopy of the results must be submitted. Applicants must submit SAT or ACT scores with a minimum score of 930 on the Recentered SAT or 20 on the Enhanced ACT.

Home-Schooled and Non-Accredited High School Graduates

Students who graduate from high schools not accredited by the Texas Education Agency or who are home schooled may be considered if they have a score of 930 or above on the Recentered SAT or 20 or above on the Enhanced ACT.

Advised Admission Applicants who are slightly short of the requirements for regular admission will be considered for advised admission. Only a limited number of advised admissions will be allowed. Advised admission does not constitute full admission to the University. A student who is granted advised admission will sign a contract for a one-semester enrollment at Tarleton. The conditions of the contract generally will be to enroll in no more than 15 semester credit hours; to pass at least 12 semester credit hours, including an English course and a mathematics course, with a GPA of 2.00 or higher; to make at least a C in any developmental courses taken; and to be advised by the Division of General Studies. Students who meet these conditions will then be fully admitted to the University. Students who fail to meet the conditions of the contract will not be allowed to re-enroll at Tarleton State University until they succeed academically at another institution and are able to meet Tarleton’s transfer requirements.

Limited Admission for Outstanding High School Students

Students who (1) have completed their junior year of high school; (2) are ranked in the top quarter of their graduating class; and (3) have scores of at least 1100 on the Recentered SAT, or 110 on the Recentered PSAT, or 24 on the Enhanced ACT or PACT may apply for one of the following programs. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from their high school principal or counselor addressing students' maturity and academic capabilities and a letter of consent from a parent or legal guardian.SUMMER PROGRAM

Those admitted to this program typically are awarded the credit earned at Tarleton following their graduation from high school.CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAM

Students admitted to this program may enroll in a maximum of 6 hours and will be awarded the credit earned at Tarleton following graduation from high school. University and high school course loads must be agreed upon before enrollment.

SELECT PROGRAM

Students completing the Summer Program with a 3.0 GPA or higher in at least 12 hours may be considered for full-time enrollment in the fall. Fewer hours may be considered with special permission from the dean of the college in which the student is enrolling. Those admitted must enroll for a normal 15-semester hour course load. A second letter of consent from a parent or legal guardian is required.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Admission of international students to the undergraduate program at Tarleton is based upon graduation from a secondary school (lyceum, senior middle school, high school, preparatory school, or other equivalent) in a system equivalent to at least 12 grades. Students must supply the University with official transcripts of academic work and with an evaluation of foreign credentials from an approved foreign evaluation service. See the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more details. The quality of the applicant's prior secondary or collegiate-level work is judged from the grades, class attained, or class rank achieved. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service, is required with a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based test or 190 on the computer-based test. Completion of six semester hours of regular first-year college English composition at an accredited college in the United States with a grade of C or better in each course will satisfy the TOEFL requirement. The student must have a reliable financial sponsor in the United States or the country of origin. The sponsor can be a company, a consular official, or any individual who can be responsible for financial support while the student is studying in the United States. International applicants must submit two passport-style photos taken within six months of application, a $100 (US) processing and admission fee and a $25 application fee. Both fees are nonrefundable. Payment must be made by bank cashier’s check or money order, payable to Tarleton State University. The Department of Immigration and Naturalization requires that all international students have medical insurance with coverage in the United States. Students may wish to purchase insurance through the University upon arrival.

All application materials must be sent to the Office of International Academic Programs. Applications cannot be processed until all materials are received. The I-20 will be issued only after a formal admission letter has been issued by Tarleton State University. All undergraduate students are required to take the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test before admission to the university.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

At the time of application, students who have earned college level credit at an accredited institution after high school graduation are considered transfer students. Applicants must be eligible to enroll at all colleges and universities previously attended and submit final official transcripts from each college or university attended. For students who have previously attended Tarleton State University, transfer work and Tarleton work will be combined to determine a cumulative GPA.

Transfer Student Qualifications

The following minimum standards must be met:

1. Students with fewer than 30 semester hours of college credit and a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher will be admitted. Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 - 2.79 will be admitted, provided they also meet the regular admission standards for first-time freshman applicants.

2. Students with 30 or more semester hours of college credit and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher will be admitted.

 

POST-BACCALAUREATE ADMISSIONS

A student who has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution and who is in good standing at all schools previously attended but who is not seeking a master’s degree or professional certification may apply as a post-baccalaureate student. A post-baccalaureate student may work on a second bachelor’s degree or teaching certification or take courses of interest. To be admitted to post-baccalaureate status, an applicant must submit official transcript(s) from all schools attended, a signed application form, a $25 application fee, a copy of social security card, and a tuition residency form. Undergraduate academic standards apply to post-baccalaureate students.

 

READMISSIONS

Students who have previously attended Tarleton and are returning after one or more long semesters' absence may apply for readmission. Applicants must submit an application for readmission, pay a $25 application fee, and be clear of any blocks by Tarleton offices (Police, Business Office, Financial Aid, etc.).

1. Students who have not enrolled at any other college or university since last attending Tarleton and are free of suspension will be admitted.

2. Students who have enrolled at any other college or university since last attending Tarleton and who meet transfer requirements and are free of suspension may be admitted.

 

INDIVIDUAL APPROVAL

APPEALS. Students not admitted may ask to be considered for individual approval. If the case has sufficient merit, it will be referred to the Academic Standards Committee. Appeals will be considered only in cases of highly extenuating circumstances. An appeal will not be considered for applicants who are ineligible to return to a previous institution.

Appeal requests must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than 10 calendar days before the beginning of regular registration for that semester. Any exceptions to this deadline must be approved by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The form to be used when requesting consideration for individual approval may be obtained from the Admissions Office.

 

ACADEMIC FRESH START

Senate Bill 1321 entitles residents of the state of Texas to seek admission to public institutions of higher education without consideration of courses taken ten or more years prior to enrollment. This bill gives students the option of electing to have course work taken ten or more years prior to the starting date of the semester in which the applicant seeks to enroll either counted as usual or ignored for admission purposes. Applicants who elect to apply for admission under this law and who are admitted as students may not receive any course credit for courses taken ten or more years prior to enrollment.

TRANSFER ARTICULATION POLICIES

Because of differences in institutional degree requirements and course content, some credits transferred from other colleges and universities may not apply toward satisfying degree requirements at Tarleton. A maximum of 68 semester hours of academic credit will be accepted for degree credit from a two-year institution. Only those courses that carry a grade of "D" or better will be considered for articulation to the Tarleton transcript. Remedial/developmental courses will not be entered and will not be used in the admissions decision. Courses that are vocational or technical in nature are not automatically accepted by Tarleton State University. These courses must be approved by the appropriate academic departments and resubmitted for articulation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students with a significant number of hours in a technical field and who wish to use those hours toward a Tarleton degree should consider the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree programs. (See p. 48 for additional information.)

When a course has been repeated at another school or schools, only the best effort will be transcribed.

The current admissions rules (see Transfer Student Qualifications above) will be applied to all work completed.

Texas Common Course Numbering System A common numbering system has been devised by area colleges and universities to identify those courses that are similar in nature and considered to be equal in transfer. The purpose of the system is to assist students who are transferring between participating institutions. Following is a list of Tarleton courses that are considered as matches with the Common Course identifiers:

COMMON COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Common Course

Tarleton Course

Common Course

Tarleton Course

ACCT 2301

ACC 2033

BUSI 1301

G B 1033

ACCT 2302

ACC 2043

BUSI 1307

FIN 1013

ACCT 2401

ACC 2033

BUSI 1309

ADMS 2133

ACCT 2402

ACC 2043

CHEM 1305 &1105

CHEM 1014

AGRI 1131

AGRI 1011

CHEM 1312 & 1112

CHEM 1084

AGRI 1307 or 1407

AGRN 1053

CHEM 1411

CHEM 1054

AGRI 1309

A EC 2123

CHEM 1412

CHEM 1084

AGRI 1311

D S 2023

CHEM 2323 & 2123

CHEM 2014

AGRI 1319

ANSC 1073

CHEM 2325 & 2125

CHEM 2024

AGRI 1413

ENTO 2013

CHEM 2423

CHEM 2014

AGRI 1415

HORT 2003

CHEM 2425

CHEM 2024

AGRI 1419

ANSC 1073

COMM 1307

COMS 2133

AGRI 2301

A EN 2013

COMM 1335

COMS 2053

AGRI 2303

A EN 2303

COMM 2331

COMS 2053

AGRI 2304

A EN 2313

COMM 2311

COMS 1313

AGRI 2313

ENTO 2013

(BCIS) COSC 1300 or 1400

CIS 1033

AGRI 2317

A EC 1053

**(BCIS) COSC 1301 or 1401

CIS 1043

AGRI 2330

W S 2213

COSC 1309

CIS 2023

AGRI 2403

A EN 2213

BCIS 1310 (or 1410)

CIS 2013

ANTH 2302

P SC 2013

BCIS 1332 (or 1432)

CIS 2123

ANTH 2351

SOC 1013

CRIJ 1301

C J 1313

ARTS 1301

ART 1313

CRIJ 1306

C J 2323

ARTS 1303

ART 2313

CRIJ 1307

C J 1333

ARTS 1304

ART 2323

CRIJ 1310

C J 2373

ARTS 1311

ART 1113

CRIJ 2313

C J 2383

ARTS 1312

ART 2113

CRIJ 2314

C J 2353

ARTS 1316

ART 1213

CRIJ 2323

C J 2363

ARTS 1317

ART 2213

CRIJ 2328

C J 2343

BIOL 1311 & 1111

BIOL 1204

DRAM 1220

THEA 1072

BIOL 1313 & 1113

BIOL1214

DRAM 1310

THEA 1053

BIOL 1322

H S 2103

DRAM 1330

THEA 2033

BIOL 1411

BIOL 1204

DRAM 1341

THEA 1093

BIOL 1413

BIOL 1214

DRAM 1351

THEA 1063

BIOL 2301 & 2101

BIOL 2194

DRAM 1352

THEA 2063

BIOL 2302 & 2102

BIOL 2204

DRAM 2331

THEA 2043

BIOL 2401

BIOL 2194

DRAM 2336

THEA 2023

BIOL 2402

BIOL 2204

DRAM 2361

THEA 2073

BIOL 2421

BIOL 2034

DRAM 2362

THEA 2083

 

Common Course

Tarleton Course

Common Course

Tarleton Course

ECON 2301

ECO 2013

MATH 2318

MATH 2113

ECON 2302

ECO 2023

MATH 2413

MATH 1204

ENGL 1301

ENGL 1113

MATH 2414

MATH 2094

ENGL 1302

ENGL 1123

MATH 2415

MATH 2103

ENGL 2311

ENGL 2303

MUSI 1181

MUSC 1511

ENGL 2321

ENGL 2043

MUSI 1182

MUSC 1521

ENGL 2326

ENGL 2033

MUSI 1192

MUSC 1711

ENGL 2331

ENGL 2123

MUSI 1193

MUSC 1721

FREN 1411

FREN 1014

MUSI 1300

MUSC 2133

FREN 1412

FREN 1024

MUSI 2181

MUSC 1611

FREN 2311

FREN 2013

MUSI 2182

MUSC 1621

FREN 2312

FREN 2023

OFAD 1302

ADMS 2043

GEOG 1300 or 1301

GEOG 1013

OFAD 1312

ADMS 1053

GEOL 1303 & 1103

GEOL 1054

OFAD 2301

ADMS 1063

GEOL 1304 & 1104

GEOL 1064

PHED 1301

P ED 2003

GEOL 1403

GEOL 1054

PHED 1306

P ED 2313

GEOL 1404

GEOL 1064

PHIL 1301

PHIL 1013

GERM 1411

GERM 1014

PHIL 1304

R E 2133

GERM 1412

GERM 1024

PHIL 2303

PHIL 2013

GERM2311

GERM 2013

PHYS 1301 & 1101

PHYS 1044

GERM 2312

GERM 2023

PHYS 1302 & 1102

PHYS 1054

GOVT 2301

POLS 2023

PHYS 1401

PHYS 1044

GOVT 2302

POLS 2013

PHYS 1402

PHYS 1054

GOVT 2305

POLS 2013

PHYS 2325 & 2125

PHYS 1224

GOVT 2306

POLS 2023

PHYS 2326 & 2126

PHYS 2424

HECO 1101

H S 1101

PHYS 2425

PHYS 1224

HECO 1315

H S 1053

PHYS 2426

PHYS 2424

HECO 1322

H S 2103

PSYC 2301

PSY 1013

HECO2311

H S 2063

PSYC 2308

PSY 2203

HIST 1301

HIST 2013

PSYC 2312

PSY 2013

HIST 1302

HIST 2023

PSYC 2314

PSY 2013

HIST 2311

HIST 1013

PSYC 2315

PSY 1023

HIST 2312

HIST 1023

RUSS 1411

RUSS 1014

HORT 1301

HORT 2003

RUSS 1412

RUSS 1024

HORT 1401

HORT 2003

RUSS 2311

RUSS 2013

HUMA 1315

F A 1013

RUSS 2312

RUSS 2023

MATH 1314

MATH 1073

SOCI 1301

SOC 2013

MATH 1316

MATH 1093

SOCI 1306

SOC 2023

MATH 1325

MATH 1113

SOCW 2361

SWK 2203

Common Course

Tarleton Course

Common Course

Tarleton Course

SPAN 1411

SPAN 1014

SPCH 1311

COMS 1013

SPAN 1412

SPAN 1024

SPCH 1315

COMS 1023

SPAN 2311

SPAN 2013

SPCH 1342

COMS 2013

SPAN 2312

SPAN 2023

SPCH 2144

COMS 1031

SPCH 1144

COMS 1031

SPCH 2145

COMS 1041

SPCH 1145

COMS 1041

SPCH 2341

COMS 2013

* All other common courses transfer to Tarleton as electives. However, these elective courses are commonly substituted for degree requirements. If you have any questions regarding transferability of courses, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 1-800-687-8236 or email at uadm@tarleton.edu.

** COSC 1301/1401 will not be accepted if a significant amount of computer programming is not included.

Resolution of Transfer Disputes If Tarleton does not accept lower-division course credit earned by a student at another public institution of higher education in Texas, Tarleton will give written notice to the student and the other institution that the transfer of the course credit is denied. The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve any dispute over the transfer of the course credit in accordance with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board guidelines. If the dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student and the institution at which the credit was earned, the student may file a Transfer Dispute Resolution form (CB-TDR) with Tarleton. It must be submitted within 15 days of the date the student received written notification of the denial of credit. Tarleton will forward a copy of the CB-TDR to the Commissioner of Higher Education who will resolve the dispute if necessary. In this instance, the Commissioner will give written notice to the student and institutions involved.