2002-2003 University Catalog

TABLE OF CONTENTS

UNIVERSITY CALENDARS & FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULES

TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY: AN OVERVIEW

ADMISSIONS

Pre-enrollment Recommendations

Admissions Requirements for First-Time Freshmen

International Students

Transfer Students

Tarleton University System Center – Central Texas

Post-Baccalaureate Admissions

Readmissions

Individual Approval

Academic Fresh Start

Transfer Articulation Policies

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Student Classifications

Student Course Load

Division of General Studies

Class Attendance

Restricted Activities Period

Academic Honesty

Course Credit

Tuition Rebate

Grading System

Academic Appeals

Scholastic Honors

Accelerated Degree Program

Drop and Withdrawal Policies

Probation and Suspension

Forgiveness Options

Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

Application for Degree

Class Rings

Explanation of Catalog Course Descriptions

Tarleton Libraries

Pre-Theological Program

Pre-Law Study

Cooperative Education

Audit Policy

Correspondence Courses for Baccalaureate Credit

Disability Services

Religious Education

Division of General Studies

Department of Military Science

STUDENT LIFE

Office of Student Life

Career Services

Financial Aid

Food Services

Housing and Residence Life

Multicultural Services

Recreational Sports

Rodeo Activities

Student Activities

Student Counseling Services

Student Development Center

Student Health Center

Student Leadership Programs

Student Publications

Athletics

Child Development Center

Parking and Automobile Regulations

The Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc.

Tarleton Alumni Association

EXPENSES

2002-2003 Regular Session Fees

2003 Summer Session Fees

Explanation of Fees

Payment of Fees

Refunds

Miscellaneous Fees

Determination of Residence for Tuition Purposes

FINANCIAL AID

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid

Refund Policies on Student Financial Aid Awards

Loans

Short-Term Loans

Tuition and Fee Emergency Loans

Late Payments on Loans

Grants

Work Opportunities

Scholarships

Other Aid

Tuition and Student Fee Exemptions

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

TARLETON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM CENTER – CENTRAL TEXAS

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & HUMAN SCIENCES

  Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, & Range Management

Agricultural Services & Development

Animal Sciences

Human Sciences

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Accounting, Finance, and Economics

Computer Information Systems

  Management, Marketing, & Administrative Systems

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Curriculum & Instruction

Educational Administration, Counseling, & Psychology

Health & Physical Education

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & FINE ARTS

English & Languages

Fine Arts & Communications

Social Sciences

Social Work, Sociology, & Criminal Justice

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Biological Sciences

Chemistry & Geosciences

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Engineering Technology

Mathematics, Physics, & Engineering

Nursing

COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES

Agriculture & Human Sciences

Business Administration

Education

Liberal & Fine Arts

Science & Technology

UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FACULTY AND STAFF

CAMPUS MAP
 
 

TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

President Dr. Dennis P. McCabe

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs         Dr. Gary G. Peer

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

Executive Director, Tarleton University System Center – Central Texas        Dr. John P. Idoux

IMPORTANT CAMPUS INFORMATION
 
 
 
  Phone T-Box
Academic Affairs    (254) 968-9103 T-0010
Admissions:   
Undergraduate 1-800-687-8236 or 9125 T-0030
Graduate 1-800-OUR GRAD or 9104 T-0350
Athletics  9178  T-0080
Business Services  9107  T-0120
Campus Tours 9256 T-0690
Campus Store 9007  T-0140
Dean of Student Life 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 1926 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. For phone numbers, area code and first three digits are 254 and 968, respectively.

Volume XCVII                      April 2002                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 are 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 rules, campus safety, and graduation rates. The most recent report is available on the Tarleton website at http://www.tarleton.edu. Click on “Future Students” and “Right-to-Know.” A printed copy of the report is available at the Registrar’s Office.
 
 
 
 

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.

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 2002

April 1                Monday, registration for Fall 2002 begins. For more information, see Class Schedule. Contact your major department for advising times.

June 3                 Monday, priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Fall Semester financial aid programs.

August 1            Thursday, priority date for submitting credentials for first-time enrollment at Tarleton for Fall Semester 2002.

August 22          Thursday, residence halls open at 9 AM.

August 22          Thursday, Last Chance Orientation (General Assembly and placement testing for all new students.)

August 26          Monday, classes begin.

August 26-28     Monday, through Wednesday, add/drop/late registration. $25 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.

August 28           Wednesday, last date to register for University credit.

September 2        Monday, Labor Day NO CLASSES.

September 6         Friday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for December degree conferral.

September 11       Wednesday, last day for dropping courses with no record.

October 13-19       Homecoming Week.

October 15            Tuesday, last day to apply for student teaching in Fall 2003.

October 15            Tuesday, midterm grades entered in student information system by 5 PM.

October 23            Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination.

October 24            Thursday, Writing Proficiency Examination.

November 1           Friday, last day to drop a course.

November 15         Friday, priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Spring Semester financial aid programs.

November 15         Friday, deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.

November 28-30   Thanksgiving Holiday. (Holiday period begins 5 PM Wednesday, November 27.) UNIVERSITY CLOSED.

December 2           Monday, comprehensive exam results due in Graduate Office.

December 3           Tuesday, restricted activities period begins at 8 AM.

December 4           Wednesday, last class day; last day to withdraw from University.

December 5           Thursday, final examinations begin at 6:30 PM.

December 11         Wednesday, last day of final examinations.  Restricted activities ends at 9:00 PM.

December 12         Thursday, residence halls close at 10 AM.

December 12         Thursday, final grades for departmental Outstanding Graduates due in Registrar’s Office by 4 PM.

December 13         Friday, all grades entered in student information system by 4 PM.

December 14          Saturday, Commencement.

FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE-STEPHENVILLE
 
Exam Time 8:00-10:30 AM 11:30 AM-

2:00 PM

3:00-5:30 PM 6:30-9:00 PM
Thur., Dec 5       R or TR

5:00 PM or later

Fri., Dec. 6 EDU 4303; all FR ENGL TR 8:00 AM MWF 10:00 AM MWF 4:00 PM
Sat., Dec. 7 ALL FR CHEM MWF 12:00

NOON

ALL MATH 1073  
Mon., Dec. 9 MWF 9:00 AM MWF 2:00 PM TR 10:50 AM M or MW 

or M-F

5:00 PM or later

Tue., Dec. 10 TR 9:25 AM MWF 1:00 PM TR 1:00 PM T 5:00 PM or later
Wed., Dec. 11 MWF 8:00 AM TR 2:25 PM MWF 11:00 AM W 5:00 PM or later

Classes having starting times not listed on the table (or within an hour of that starting time) will have their exam scheduled by the instructor between Thursday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 11.

Final examinations are to be given only on scheduled final examination days as printed on the Final Examination Schedule.

Any student with three or more final examinations on the same day may request of his/her instructors to take one of the final examinations on another day during the Final Examination Schedule.

Killeen Campus: Finals will be given between December 5 and December 11 at the regularly scheduled class time.
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SPRING SEMESTER 2003

November 4  Monday, registration for Spring 2003 begins. For more information, see Class Schedule. Contact your major department for advising times.

November 15 Friday, priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Spring Semester financial aid programs.

January 7       Tuesday, priority date for submitting credentials for first-time enrollment at Tarleton for Spring Semester 2003.

January 9       Thursday, residence halls open at 9 AM.

January 9       Thursday, general assembly and placement testing for all new students.

January 13     Monday, classes begin.

January 13-15  Monday through Wednesday, add/drop/late registration. $25 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.

January 15      Wednesday, last date to register for University credit.

January 20     Monday, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, UNIVERSITY CLOSED.

January 24     Friday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for May degree conferral.

January 29      Wednesday, last day for dropping courses with no record.

February 15     Last day to apply for student teaching in Spring 2004.

February 17     Monday, application deadline for all Fall 2003 scholarships administered by University Scholarship Committee.

February 26     Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination.

February 27     Thursday, Writing Proficiency Examination.

March 3           Monday, priority date for completing student financial aid folders for first consideration for Summer School.

March 7            Friday, midterm grades entered in student information system by 5 PM.

March 17-22    Spring Break. UNIVERSITY CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

March 27        Thursday, last day to drop a course.

April 11          Friday, deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.

April 18-19    Friday, Saturday, No Classes.

April 25           Friday, comprehensive exam results due in Graduate Office.

April 29          Tuesday, restricted activities period begins at 8 AM.

April 30           Wednesday, last class day; last day to withdraw from University.

May 1             Thursday, final examinations begin at 6:30 PM.

May 7             Wednesday, last day of final examinations. Restricted activities ends at 9:00 PM.

May 8             Thursday, residence halls close at 10 AM.

May 8             Thursday, final grades for departmental Outstanding Graduates due in Registrar’s Office by 4 PM.

May 9             Friday, all final grades entered in student information system by 4 PM.

May 10           Saturday, Commencement.

February                             2003          March                           2003          April                              2003

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FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE-STEPHENVILLE
 
Exam Time 8:00-10:30 AM 11:30 AM-2:00 PM 3:00-5:30 PM 6:30-9:00 PM
Thur., May 1       R or TR

5:00 PM or later

Fri., May 2 EDU 4303; all 

FR ENGL

TR 8:00 AM MWF 10:00 AM MWF 4:00 PM
Sat., May 3 ALL FR CHEM MWF 12:00

NOON

ALL MATH 1073  
Mon., May 5 MWF 9:00 AM MWF 2:00 PM TR 10:50 AM M or MW or M-F

5:00 PM or later

Tue., May 6 TR 9:25 AM MWF 1:00 PM TR 1:00 PM T

5:00 PM or later

Wed., May 7 MWF 8:00 AM TR 2:25 PM MWF 11:00 AM W

5:00 PM or later

Classes having starting times not listed on the table (or within an hour of that starting time) will have their exam scheduled by the instructor between Thursday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 7.

Final examinations are to be given only on scheduled final examination days as printed on the Final Examination Schedule.

Any student with three or more final examinations on the same day may request of his/her instructors to take one of the final examinations on another day during the Final Examination Schedule.

Killeen Campus: Finals will be given between May 1 and May 7 at the regularly scheduled class time.
SUMMER SESSIONS 2003

10 week session* (June 2-August 7)

March 3                     Monday, deadline for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Summer Semester financial aid programs.

April 7-May 30         Academic Advisement and Registration for summer begins. For more information see Class Schedule. Contact your major department for advising times.

May 30                     Friday, residence halls open at 8 AM.

May 30                     Friday, general assembly and placement testing for all new students.

June 2                       Monday, classes begin.

June 2                       Monday, Add/Drop/Late registration. $25.00 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.

June 10                     Tuesday, last day for dropping courses with no record.

June 11                     Wednesday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for August degree conferral.

June 11                     Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination.

July 4                        Friday, Holiday. UNIVERSITY CLOSED.

July 11                     Friday, deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.

July 28                     Monday, comprehensive exam results due in Graduate Office.

August 6                 Wednesday, last class day; last day to withdraw from the University.

August 7                 Thursday, Final examinations will be held during normal class time.

*For additional course offerings, see printed schedule.

August 8              Friday, residence halls close at 10 AM.

August 9              Saturday, Commencement.

August 11             All grades entered into student information system by 4 PM.

5 week Session 1* (June 2-July 3)

March 3                Monday, deadline for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Summer Semester financial aid programs.

April 7-May 30    Academic Advisement and Registration for summer begins. For more information see Class Schedule. Contact your major department for advising times.

May 30                Friday, general assembly and placement testing for all new students.

June 2                  Monday, classes begin.

June 2                 Monday, Add/Drop/Late registration. $25.00 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.

June 5                 Thursday, last day for dropping courses with no record.

June 11               Wednesday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for August degree conferral.

June 11               Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination.

July 2                  Last class day; last day to withdraw from the University.

July 3                  Thursday, Final examinations held during normal class time.

July 4                   Friday, Holiday. UNIVERSITY CLOSED.

July 7                   All grades entered in student information system by 4 PM.

July 11                  Friday, deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.

July 28                  Monday, comprehensive exam results due in Graduate Office.

August 9            Saturday, Commencement.

5 week Session 2* (July 7-August 7)

March 3                Monday, deadline for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Summer Semester financial aid programs.

April 7-July 3       Academic Advisement and Registration for summer begins. For more information see Class Schedule. Contact your major department for advising times.

June 11                Wednesday, deadline for graduation candidates to file for August degree conferral.

June 11                Writing Proficiency Examination.

July 3                    Thursday, general assembly and placement testing for all new students.

July 4                    Friday, Holiday. UNIVERSITY CLOSED.

July 7                    Monday, classes begin.

July 10                   Thursday, last day for dropping courses with no record.

July 11                    Friday, deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.

July 28                    Monday, comprehensive exam results due in Graduate Office.

August 6                Wednesday, last class day; last day to withdraw from University.

August 7                Thursday, Final Examinations held during normal class time.

August 8                Friday, residence halls close at 10 AM.

August 9                Saturday, Commencement.

August 11              All grades entered in student information system by 4 PM.

*For additional course offerings, see printed schedule

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. Because Tarleton offered a broad liberal arts education within undergraduate and graduate degrees, the Texas Legislature recognized the institution as a university in 1973 and changed the name officially to Tarleton State University. Under a cooperative agreement with Texas A&M University - 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 8,000 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.

8.    Historically Underutilized Businesses - Tarleton State University will establish and carry out policies governing purchasing and public works contracting that foster meaningful and substantive inclusion of historically underutilized businesses.

ENROLLMENT AND FACULTY

Approximately 8,000 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. During Spring 2001, Tarleton completed construction of a new $30 million science building. This facility provides state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom space for students to engage in study and research and offers the only planetarium in The Texas A&M University System.

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 Cooperative Extension

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. Erle Nye, Chair                Dallas

Dr. Dionel E. Avilés                Houston

Mr. Phil Adams                     Bryan

Ms. Anne Armstrong              Armstrong

Ms. Wendy Gramm                Washington, DC

Mr. L. Lowry Mays                 San Antonio

Mr. Lionel Sosa                     Floresville

Mr. R.H. (Steve) Stevens        Houston

Dr. Susan Rudd Wynn           Fort Worth

CHANCELLOR

Mr. Howard D. Graves, Chancellor

The Texas A&M University System

John B. Connally Building, 7th Floor

301 Tarrow

College Station, TX 77840-7896

Phone: (979) 458-6000

FAX: (979) 845-2490

ADMISSIONS

 

Denise Siler, Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Administration Building

Box T-0030, Stephenville, TX 76402

(800) 687-8236 or (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 for students 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,

4. Application fee, $25, and

5 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. 62.

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 (application based on transcript through junior year)
April 28 (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. 

Afreshman 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. Credit card payments can be made at the time of electronic submission or over the phone. Tarleton does not accept fee waivers for the application fee.

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 initially enroll in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1123. However, the Writing Program reserves the right to allow TASP-failing writers to take English 1113 or 1123 if they perform well on the Composition Placement Test.

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

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

The fee for the TASP test is 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.

* Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for information about the following tests that can be taken as alternatives to TASP: ASSET, COMPASS, MAPS, and ACCUPLACER.

TASP Exemption

Certain conditions may exempt students from requirements of the TASP law.

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 verbal and mathematics 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 – a minimum scaled score of 1770 on the writing test, a Texas Learning Index (TLI) of 86 on math and 89 on reading. TAAS scores must be no more than three years old.

d.High school grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent and completion of the distinguished or New Recommended high school curriculum.

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.

4.A student who is serving in the United States armed forces, stationed in Texas, and enrolled in a Texas public institution of higher education is exempt from TASP requirements. Student must show proof of active duty status each semester.

5. A student who holds a bachelor’s degree awarded by an accredited institution may be exempt from TASP.

6.  Students who are 55 years of age on or before the first day of class of the term and who are non-degree seeking may be exempt. A student who signs a form seeking this exemption becomes ineligible for financial aid.

7. Students enrolled on a permanent basis at a private institution or an out-of-state institution may be exempt from TASP. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for details about this exemption.

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 POLICIES

Math 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. Students placed in a developmental course may take a placement exam during orientation to place into the next higher course.
 
MATH course TASP score ACT score SAT score
1073 270 or higher 20 or higher 500 or higher
1013    230-269  17-19  460-490
1003  229 or lower  16 or lower  450 or lower

English Placement Policy

All students who fail the writing portion of TASP will initially be placed in English 1003. Students who pass the writing portion of TASP are required to take the Composition Placement Test (CPT) at orientation unless they score 19 or more on the ACT verbal or 500 or more on the SAT verbal. Students who are exempt from the CPT or have passed the CPT should enroll in English 1113.

Students who are placed in English 1003 by TASP or the CPT will be given additional diagnostic writings on the first and second days of class. A good performance on either of these two writings will permit a student to switch from English 1003 to 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

Requirements(for students enrolling in health-related courses)

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

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.

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, and some Pre-Med courses). Nursing students are required to take the hepatitis series or sign a waiver.

Recommendations(for all students)

Measles - All students enrolling in institutions of higher education should 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.

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.

ADMISSION 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 SAT or 20 or higher on the ACT (Test scores must be no more than six years old.) 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

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 who are in the top ten percent of their class or who meet the SAT/ACT requirement shown above 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 before a decision will be made regarding admission to the University.

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 SAT or 20 on the ACT.

HOME-SCHOOLED OR 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 SAT or 20 or above on the 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 SAT, or 110 on the PSAT, or 24 on the 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  translated into English and an evaluation of foreign credentials from an approved foreign evaluation service. See the Office of International Programs 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. International applicants must submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission. The SAT score must be 930 or higher; ACT score must be 20 or higher.

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 may be a family member, company, government agency, or any entity that 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 two months of application, a $50 (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.

For more details about admission of international students, consult our web page at www.tarleton.edu/~iap.

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 one of 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.

TARLETON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM CENTER – CENTRAL TEXAS

To be admitted to Tarleton University System Center – Central Texas, an applicant must have:

1. Completed 45 hours of college level credit before being accepted; and

2. Passed all portions of TASP or provided official proof of TASP exemption. (See p. 18 for TASP exemptions.)

Applicants who meet these requirements and have a cumulative transfer grade point average 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, 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 (ADMISSION APPEALS)

Students who are denied admission to Tarleton State University 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 two weeks before the first class day 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. 39 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 2301or 2401 ACC 2033 BUSI 1307 FIN 1013
ACCT 2302 or 2402 ACC 2043 CHEM 2423 or CHEM 2323 & 2123 CHEM 2014
AGRI 1131 AGRI 1011 CHEM 1405 or CHEM 1305 &1105 CHEM 1014
AGRI 1307 or 1407 AGRN 1053 CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1311 & 1111 CHEM 1054
AGRI 1309 A EC 2123 CHEM 1412 or CHEM 1312 & 1112 CHEM 1084
AGRI 1311 D S 2023 CHEM 2425 or CHEM 2325 & 2125 CHEM 2024
AGRI 1315 ENTO 2013 COMM 1307 COMS 2133
AGRI 1319 or 1419 ANSC 1073 COMM 1316 COMS 2143
AGRI 1415 HORT 2003 COMM 1335 COMS 2053
AGRI 2301 A EN 2013 COMM 2311 COMS 1313
AGRI 2303 A EN 2303 CRIJ 1301 C J 1313
AGRI 2304 A EN 2313 CRIJ 1306 C J 2323
AGRI 2317 A EC 1053 CRIJ 1307 C J 1333
AGRI 2330 W S 2213 CRIJ 1310 C J 1313
ANTH 2351 SOC 1013 CRIJ 2313 C J 2383
ARTS 1301 ART 1313 CRIJ 2314 C J 2353
ARTS 1303 ART 2313 CRIJ 2323 C J 2363
ARTS 1304 ART 2323 CRIJ 2328 C J 2343
ARTS 1311 ART 1113 DRAM 1220 THEA 1072
ARTS 1312 ART 2113 DRAM 1310 THEA 1053
ARTS 1316 ART 1213 DRAM 1330 THEA 2033
ARTS 1317 ART 2213 DRAM 1341 THEA 1093
BCIS or COSC 1300 or 1400 CIS 1033 DRAM 1343 THEA 2093
**BCIS or COSC 1301 or 1401 CIS 1043 DRAM 1351 THEA 1063
BCIS 1310 CIS 2373 DRAM 1352 THEA 2063
BCIS 1332 CIS 2123 DRAM 2361 THEA 2073
COSC 1309 CIS 2023 DRAM 2362 THEA 2083
BIOL 1411 or BIOL 1311 & 1111 BIOL 1204 ECON 1301 or 1303 ECO 2053
BIOL 1413 or BIOL 1313 & 1113 BIOL 1214 ECON 2301 ECO 2013
BIOL 1322 H S 2103 ECON 2302 ECO 2023
BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2301 & 2101 BIOL 2194 ECON 2311 GEOG 2023
BIOL 2402 or BIOL 2302 & 2102 BIOL 2204 ENGL 1301 ENGL 1113
BIOL 2421 BIOL 2034 ENGL 1302 ENGL 1123
BUSI 1301 G B 1033 ENGL 2311 ENGL 2303
FREN 1411 FREN 1014 MUSI 1182 MUSC 1521
FREN 1412 FREN 1024 MUSI 1192 MUSC 1711
FREN 2311 FREN 2013 MUSI 1193 MUSC 1721
FREN 2312 FREN 2023 MUSI 1300 MUSC 2133
GEOG 1303 GEOG 1103 PHED 1301 P ED 2003
GEOG 2312 GEOG 2023 PHED 1306 HLTH 2313
GEOL 1401 or GEOL 1301 & 1101 P SC 1014 PHED 1308 P ED 2272
GEOL 1403 or GEOL 1303 & 1103 GEOL 1054 PHED 1338 HLTH 1013
GEOL 1404 or GEOL 1304 & 1104 GEOL 1064 PHIL 1301 PHIL 1013
GERM 1411 GERM 1014 PHIL 1304 R E 2133
GERM 1412 GERM 1024 PHIL 2303 PHIL 2013
GERM 2311 GERM 2013 PHYS 1401 or PHYS 1301 & 1101 PHYS 1044
GERM 2312 GERM 2023 PHYS 1402 or PHYS 1302 & 1102 PHYS 1054
GOVT 2301 POLS 2023 PHYS 1411 or PHYS 1311 &1111 PHYS 1034
GOVT 2302 POLS 2013 PHYS 2425 PHYS 1224
GOVT 2305 POLS 2013 PHYS 2426 PHYS 2424
GOVT 2306 POLS 2023 PSYC 2013 PSY 1013
HECO 1101 H S 1101 PSYC 2308 PSY 2203
HECO 1315 H S 1053 PSYC 2312 PSY 2013
HECO 1325 H S 1023 PSYC 2315 PSY 1023
HECO 1328 H S 2023 SOCI 1301 SOC 2013
HECO 2311 H S 2033 SOCI 1306 SOC 2023
HIST 1301 HIST 2013 SOCW 2361 SWK 2203
HIST 1302 HIST 2023 SPAN 1411 SPAN 1014
HIST 2311 HIST 1013 SPAN 1412 SPAN 1024
HIST 2312 HIST 1023 SPAN 2311 SPAN 2013
HORT 1301 HORT 2003 SPAN 2312 SPAN 2023
HUMA 1315 F A 1013 SPCH 1144 COMS 1031
MATH 1314 MATH 1073 SPCH 1145 COMS 1041
MATH 1316 MATH 1093 SPCH 1311 COMS 1033
MATH 1324 MATH 1113 SPCH 1315 COMS 1023
MATH 2312 or 2412 MATH 1163 SPCH 1342 COMS 2013
MATH 2413 MATH 1204 TECA 1311 H S 2043
MATH 2414 MATH 2094 TECA 1318 H S 2113
MATH 2415 MATH 2104 TECA 1354 H S 1043
MUSI 1181 MUSC 1511    

*   All other common courses transfer to Tarleton as electives. However, these elective courses are often 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 rsimpson@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.
 
 

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