TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

President Dr. Dennis P. McCabe
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Gary G. Peer
Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. Koy M. Floyd
Vice President for Student Services Dr. Wanda L. Mercer
Vice President for Finance and Administration Mr. Jerry W. Graham

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 9480 T-0700
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  
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 CV  April 2004  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 Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

Commission on Colleges

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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) 968-9480.

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, complete 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 the “Student Right-to-Know” link at the bottom of the web page. 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 2004

April 19

 

Monday, Registration for Fall 2004 begins.  For more information, see Class Schedule. Contact your major department for advising times.

June 1

Tuesday, Priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Fall Semester 2004 financial aid programs.

August 2

Monday, Priority date for submitting credentials for first-time enrollment at Tarleton for Fall Semester 2004.

August 19

Thursday, Residence Halls open at 9 AM.

August 19

Thursday, General assembly and placement testing for all new students.

August 20

Friday, Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline.

August 23

Monday, Classes begin.

August 23-25

Monday through Wednesday, ADD/DROP/LATE registration. ($25 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.)

August 25

Wednesday, Last day to register for university credit.

September 6

Monday, Labor Day, NO CLASSES.

September 8

Wednesday, Last day to drop courses with no record.

September 10

Friday, Deadline for graduation candidates to file for December degree conferral.

October 6

Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination (Stephenville only).

October 9

Saturday, Writing Proficiency Examination (Stephenville only).

October 10-16

Homecoming Week.

October 13

Wednesday, Midterm Grades entered into student information system by 5 PM.

October 15

Friday, Last day to apply for student teaching in Fall 2005.

November 1

Monday, Last day to drop a course.

November 1

Monday, Registration for Spring Semester 2005 begins.  For more information, see Class Schedule. Contact your major department for advising times.

November 5

Friday, Deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.

November 15

Monday, Priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Spring Semester 2005 financial aid programs.

November 24

Wednesday, Comprehensive Graduate Exam results due in Graduate Office.

November 25-27

Thanksgiving Holiday. UNIVERSITY CLOSED (Holiday period begins 5 PM Wednesday, November 24.)

December 1

Wednesday, Restricted Activities period begins at 8 AM.

December 2

Thursday, Last class day; last day to withdraw from university.

December 3

Friday, Study day. Final examinations begin at 6:30 PM.

December 9

Thursday, Last day of final examinations. Restricted Activities period ends at 9:00 PM.

December 9

Thursday, Final Grades for Departmental Outstanding Graduates due in Registrar’s Office by 4 PM.

December 11-13

Saturday-Monday, Commencement (TBA).

December 10

Friday, Residence Halls close at 10 AM.

December 13

Monday, All grades entered in student information system by 4 PM.

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

Fri., Dec 3

STUDY DAY

Other class times not listed on the final examination schedule*

Sat., Dec. 4

ALL FRESHMAN CHEMISTRY

MWF 12:00

NOON

TR 10:50 AM

EDU 4043 and 4303; all FR ENGLISH

Mon., Dec. 6

MWF 9:00 AM

ALL MATH 1073

MWF 11:00 AM

M or M-F 5:00 PM or later; MW 6-7:15 PM

Tue., Dec. 7

TR 9:25 AM

MWF 1:00 PM

TR 1:00 PM

T 5:00 PM or later; TR 6-7:15 PM

Wed., Dec. 8

MWF 8:00 AM

TR 2:25 PM

MWF 3:00 PM

W 5:00 PM or later; MW 7:30-8:45 PM

Thur., Dec. 9

TR 8:00 AM

MWF 10:00 AM

MWF 2:00 PM

R 6-9 PM; TR 7:30-8:45 PM

        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.

        *Classes having starting times not listed on the table (or within an hour of that starting time) will have their exam on Friday, December 3 from 6:30-9:00 PM or at a time  designated by the instructor between December 4 and December 9.

Killeen Campus: Finals will be given between December 3 and December 9 at the regularly scheduled class time.

SPRING SEMESTER 2005

 

November 1

Monday, Registration for Spring Semester 2005 begins. For more information, see Class Schedule. Contact your major department for advising times.

November 15

Monday, Priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Spring Semester 2005 financial aid programs.

January 6

Thursday, Residence Halls open at 9 AM.

January 6

Thursday, General assembly and placement testing for all new students.

January 7

Friday, Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline.

January 7

Friday, Priority date for submitting credentials for first-time enrollment at Tarleton for Spring Semester 2005.

January 10

Monday, Classes begin.

January 10-12

Monday through Wednesday, ADD/DROP/LATE registration.  ($25 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.)

January 12

Wednesday, Last date to register for university credit.

January 17

Monday, Martin Luther King Day, UNIVERSITY CLOSED.

January 21

Friday, Deadline for graduation candidates to file for May degree conferral.

January 26

Wednesday, Last day to drop courses with no record.

February 15

Tuesday, Last day to apply for student teaching in Spring 2006.

February 15

Tuesday, Application deadline for all Fall 2005 scholarships administered by University Scholarship Committee.

February 23

Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination (Stephenville only).

February 26

Saturday, Writing Proficiency Examination (Stephenville only).

March 1

Tuesday, Priority date for completing student financial aid folders for first consideration for Summer School 2005.

March 9

Wednesday, Midterm Grades entered in student information system by 5 PM.

March 14-19

Spring Break.

March 25-26

Friday, Saturday, NO CLASSES.

March 28

Monday, Last day to drop a course.

April 4

Academic Advisement and Registration for Summer School and Fall 2005 begins. For more information see Class Schedule. Consult your major department for advising times.

April 6

Wednesday, Deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.

April 22

Friday, Comprehensive Graduate Exam results due in Graduate Office.

April 26

Tuesday, Restricted Activities period begins at 8 AM.

April 27

Wednesday, Last class day; last day to withdraw from university.

April 28

Thursday, Study Day. Final Examinations begin at 6:30 PM.

May 4

Wednesday, Last day of final examinations. Restricted Activities period ends at 9:00 PM.

May 5

Thursday, Residence Halls close at 10 AM.

May 5

Thursday, Final Grades for Departmental Outstanding Graduates due in Registrar’s Office by 4 PM.

May 7-9

Saturday-Monday, Commencement (TBA).

May 9

Monday, All grades entered in student information system by 4 PM.


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., April 28

STUDY DAY

Other class times not listed on the final examination schedule*

Fri., April 29

ALL FRESHMAN CHEMISTRY

MWF 10:00 AM

MWF 2:00 PM

EDU 4043 and 4303; all

FR ENGLISH

Sat., April 30

TR 8:00 AM

MWF 12:00 NOON

ALL MATH 1073

R 5:00 PM or later; TR 7:30-8:15 PM

Mon., May 2

MWF 9:00 AM

TR 10:50 AM

MWF 11:00 AM

M or M-F 5:00 PM or later; MW 6-7:15 PM

Tue., May 3

TR 9:25 AM

MWF 1:00 PM

TR 1:00 PM

T 5:00 PM or later; TR 6-7:15 PM

Wed., May 4

MWF 8:00 AM

TR 2:25 PM

MWF 3:00 PM

W 5:00 PM or later; MW 7:30-8:45 PM

        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.

      *Classes having starting times not listed on the table (or within an hour of that starting time) will have their exam on Thurday, April 28 from 6:30-9:00 PM.

Killeen Campus: Finals will be given between April 28 and May 4 at the regularly scheduled class time.

SUMMER SESSIONS 2005

10 week session* (May 31-August 4)

March 1

Tuesday, Priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Summer Semester 2005 financial aid programs.

April 4

Academic Advisement and Registration for Summer school and Fall 2005 begins.  For more information see Class Schedule.  Contact your major department for advising times. 

May 26

Thursday, Residence Halls open at 8 AM.

May 27

Friday, General assembly and placement testing for all new students.

May 31

Tuesday, Classes begin.

May 31

Tuesday, ADD/DROP/LATE registration. ($25.00 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.)

June 8

Wednesday, Last day to drop courses with no record.

June 8

Wednesday, Deadline for graduation candidates to file for August degree conferral.

June 8

Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination (Stephenville only).

July 8

Friday, Deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.

July 22

Friday, Comprehensive Graduate Exam results due in Graduate Office.

August 3

Wednesday, Last class day; last day to withdraw from university.

August 4

Thursday, Final Examinations will be held during normal class time.

August 5

Friday, Residence Halls close at 10 AM.

August 6-8

Saturday-Monday, Commencement (TBA).

August 8

Monday, All grades entered into student information system by 4 PM.

5 week Session 1* (May 31-June 30)

March 1

Tuesday, Priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Summer Semester 2005 financial aid programs.

April 4

Academic Advisement and Registration for Summer School and Fall 2005 begins. For more information see Class Schedule. Contact your major department for advising times. 

May 26

Thursday, Residence Halls open at 8 AM.

May 27

Friday, General assembly and placement testing for all new students.

May 31

Tuesday, Classes begin.

May 31

Tuesday, ADD/DROP/LATE registration. ($25.00 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.

June 3

Friday, Last day to drop courses with no record.

June 8

Wednesday, Deadline for graduation candidates to file for August degree conferral.

June 8

Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Examination (Stephenville only).

June 29

Wednesday, Last class day; last day to withdraw from university.

June 30

Thursday, Final Examinations will be held during normal class time.

July 5

Tuesday, All grades entered in student information system by 8 AM.

July 8

Friday, Deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.

July 22

Friday, Comprehensive Graduate Exam results due in Graduate Office.

August 6-8

Saturday-Monday, Commencement (TBA).


5 week Session 2* (July 5-August 4)

March 1

Tuesday, Priority date for completing student financial aid folder for first consideration for Summer Semester 2005 financial aid programs.

April 4

Academic Advisement and Registration for Summer school and Fall 2005 begins. For more information see Class Schedule. Contact your major department for advising times. 

June 8

Wednesday, Deadline for graduation candidates to file for August degree conferral.

June 8

Wednesday, Writing Proficiency Exam (Stephenville only).

July 5

Tuesday, General assembly and placement testing for all new students.

July 5

Tuesday, Classes begin.

July 5

Tuesday, ADD/DROP/LATE registration. ($25.00 late fee will be assessed for late registrants.)

July 8

Friday, Last day to drop courses with no record.

July 8

Friday, Deadline for submission of the final draft of the thesis to the Graduate Office.

July 22

Friday, Comprehensive Graduate Exam results due in Graduate Office.

August 3

Wednesday, Last class day; last day to withdraw from university.

August 4

Thursday, Final Examinations will be held during normal class time.

August 5

Friday, Residence Halls close at 10 AM.

August 6-8

Saturday-Monday, Commencement (TBA).

August 8

Monday, 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

        Since its creation, 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 8,500 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, as well as the Terrell School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences in Fort Worth, the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center in Granbury, and the W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas, Museum and Gallery in Thurber 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

        Over 8,500 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 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 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 Barry B. Thompson Student Center, a 90,000-square-foot facility, which 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, weight 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. In fall 2001, the new student apartment complex was completed and provided housing to 288 students. In fall 2003, groundbreaking occurred for a new residence hall and addition to the student apartment complex. When complete, these new facilities will house 300 students.

        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 1,500 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 public 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:

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

BOARD OF REGENTS

Mr. Lowry Mays, Chairman San Antonio
Mr. Erle Nye, Vice Chairman Dallas
Mr. Phil Adams Bryan
Dr. Wendy Gramm Helotes
Mr. Bill Jones Armstrong
Mr. Lionel Sosa Floresville
Mr. R.H. (Steve) Stevens, Jr Houston
Mr. John D. White The Woodlands
Dr. Susan Rudd Wynn Fort Worth

CHANCELLOR

Dr. Benton Cocanougher, Interim Chancellor
Office of the Chancellor
The Texas A&M University System
A&M System Building
200 Technology Way
College Station, TX 77845-3424
Phone: (979) 458-6000
FAX: (979) 458-6044


ADMISSIONS

Denise Siler Groves, 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. 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

** Scores must be on an official high school transcript, or an official college transcriptor sent directly from the testing agency

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.

        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. 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 SUCCESS INITIATIVE (TSI) – formerly TASP

The Texas Education Code statute 51.3062, Success Initiative, effective September 1, 2003, requires the University to assess the academic skills of each entering undergraduate student to determine the student’s readiness to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework. However, the University will not use the assessment or the results of the assessment as a condition of admission to the institution.

Unless exempt (see below), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requires that, prior to enrollment, each student must be assessed in three skill areas (reading, writing, and mathematics) using one or more of the following instruments:

1.     ASSET offered by ACT;
2.     COMPASS offered by ACT;
3.     ACCUPLACER offered by the College Board;
4.     Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), formerly TASP Test, offered by National Evaluation Systems, Inc.

Note: Previous TASP scores will be accepted by Tarleton.

The fee for the completion of the assessment instrument will be paid by the student.

Additionally, unless exempt (see below), each student is subject to the provisions of Tarleton’s Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Plan. A copy of the TSI Plan is available from the Division of General Studies [Humanities Building, Room 370; Voice: 254-968-9423] or on the Tarleton web site at http://www.tarleton.edu/~genstudies.

A student who fails to meet the minimum standards as outlined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in any of the three skill areas (reading, writing, and mathematics) must be jointly advised by the Division of General Studies and the student's major department. A TSI-advising hold will be placed on each student subject to these policies. The Division of General Studies will have sole authorization to remove the hold. At the time of advisement, the Division of General Studies will provide, in writing, a Plan for Academic Success.

A student who has accumulated at least 45 semester hours of college credit but has not achieved college readiness in all three skill areas (reading, writing, and mathematics) may not enroll in upper-level coursework until college readiness is achieved.

The following students shall be exempt from the assessment requirements and the TSI Plan:

(A)   For a period of five (5) years from the date of testing, a student who is tested and performs at or above the following standards:

(i)    ACT: composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on both the English and Mathematics tests;
(ii)   Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT): a combined Verbal and Mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on both the verbal and the mathematics tests; or

(B)   For a period of three (3) years from the date of testing, a student who is tested and performs on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) with a minimum scale score of 1770 on the writing test, a Texas Learning Index (TLI) of 86 on the mathematics test and 89 on the reading test.

(C)  A student who has graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education.

(D)  A student who transfers to Tarleton from a private or independent institution of higher education or an accredited out-of-state institution of higher education and who has satisfactorily completed college-level coursework as indicated in Section 8(C) of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Plan.

(E)   A student who has previously attended any institution of higher education and met readiness standards by that institution.

(F)   A student who is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment.

(G)  A student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States. 

(H)  A student who, prior to January 1, 2004, had satisfied (as indicated by the Tarleton Developmental Education Plan and/or the Texas High Education Coordinating Board’s TASP policy manual) all TASP obligations.

Note:      Some of the TSI exemptions for enrollment in Tarleton State University are not accepted by the Teacher Education Council for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Please contact the Certification Office at (254) 968-9815 for more information.

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

PLACEMENT POLICIES

Math Placement Policy

1.       Students without prior college credit for mathematics courses will be placed in accordance with the following criteria

a.       Students with mathematics scores on the THEA, will be placed as follows:

MATH
course

THEA
Mathematics

1073, 1083, or 1093 (see Note below)

270 or higher

1013

230 to 269

1003

229 or lower

Note: Placement into other freshman-level mathematics courses should be advised at the direction of the Freshman Mathematics Coordinator.

b.       Students without THEA mathematics scores, that have been assessed for college readiness in mathematics using the following instruments will be placed as follows:

MATH
course

ASSET
Elementary Algebra

COMPASS
Algebra

ACCUPLACER
Elementary Algebra

1073, 1083, or 1093 (see Note above)

45 or higher

60 or higher

85 or higher

1013

38 to 44

39 to 59

63 to 84

1003

37 or lower

38 or lower

62 or lower


c.        Students without mathematics scores on the THEA, ASSET, COMPASS, or ACCUPLACER will be placed as follows:

MATH
course

ACT
Mathematics

SAT
Mathematics

1073, 1083, or 1093 (see Note above)

20 or higher

500 or higher

1013

17 to 19

460 to 459

1003

16 or lower

459 or lower


d.       Students without mathematics scores on the THEA, ASSET, COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, ACT, or SAT must contact the Freshman Mathematics Coordinator for placement.
e.       Any student who believes that his/her mathematics assessment score does not reflect his/her mathematics abilities, may complete a Mathematics Placement Examination. The Freshman Mathematics Coordinator will use the results of this exam for placement.
English Placement Policy

1.       Unless exempt, all students are required to complete the Composition Placement Test (CPT). Students will not be able to register for classes until they have completed the CPT. A student is exempt from the CPT only if the student has scored:

and

2. A student with college credit for ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1123 is exempt from the English Placement Policy.
3. A student with 620 or higher on Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) verbal tests or 28 or higher on ACT English test may request credit for ENGL 1113. Contact the Registrar’s Office.
4. A student exempt from the CPT that does not have college credit for ENGL 1113 must enroll in this course during his/her first semester and continue enrollment in English courses during subsequent semesters until s/he has successfully completed ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1123.
5. A student with college credit for ENGL 1113 must enroll in ENGL 1123 during his/her first semester and continue enrollment in English courses during subsequent semesters until s/he has successfully completed ENGL 1123.
6. A student who is placed in English 1113 as a result of the CPT must enroll in this course during his/her first semester and continue enrollment in English courses during subsequent semesters until s/he has successfully completed ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1123.

7. A student who is placed in English 1003 as a result of the CPT must enroll in this course during his/her first semester and continue enrollment in English courses during subsequent semesters until s/he has successfully completed ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1123. Students enrolled in ENGL 1003 will be given additional diagnostic writing assessments during the first and second days of class. A good performance on either of these additional assessments will permit a student to switch from English 1003 to English 1113.

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 and Clinical Laboratory Science 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. Rank in the top half of their high school graduating class is greatly preferred;
3. Rank in the top quarter of their high school graduating class, provide SAT or ACT scores, and provide an official high school 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** and provide SAT or ACT scores and an official high school transcript.
*   First-time freshmen applying for fall 2005 or after will be required to meet the admission standards listed below.
** If high school does not rank, student must have a letter from school stating such.
REGULAR ADMISSION (Fall 2005 and after)
        To be granted regular admission status, first-time freshmen (for fall 2005 and after) must meet one of the following combinations of high school quarter rank, entrance scores and high school program.
 

Recommended High School Diploma

Rank

YES

NO

1st quarter

Provide SAT or ACT

Provide SAT or ACT

2nd quarter

Provide SAT or ACT

SAT 930 or ACT 20

3rd quarter

SAT 930 or ACT 20

SAT 1030 or ACT 22

4th quarter

SAT 1030 or ACT 22

SAT 1110 or ACT 24


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. Home schooled students must provide proof of curriculum completed from an agency or teacher.
ADVISED ADMISSION
        Applicants who are very near but below the requirements for regular admission may be considered for advised admission. The number of students granted advised admission may be limited by Tarleton without prior notice. Advised admission does not constitute full admission to the University. A student who is granted advised admission will sign a contract for a one-year enrollment at Tarleton. Contact the Office of Admissions for conditions of the Advised Admission contract. Students who meet the conditions of the contract 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.
        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 international applicant must have a reliable financial sponsor. To obtain a visa from the American Embassy located in the applicant’s country, a prospective student must have documented evidence of financial solvency. A sponsor is obligated to endorse all expenditures for the applicant during the entire course of study. Following the tragedy of September 11, 2001, the American Embassies have placed severe restrictions on all financial statements. Check with the American Embassy for further details. Note that a copy of all financial statement documentation must be included with the admission packet.
        International applicants must submit two passport-style photos taken within two 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 payable to Tarleton State University. The Department of Homeland Security 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 meet Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) 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 attempted 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. Transferred developmental and similar non-college credit are not used in determining the GPA needed to be eligible for transfer admission.
TRANSFER STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS
The following minimum standards must be met:

1. Students with 12 to 29 semester hours of college credit and a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher will be admitted. A cumulative GPA of 2.00 - 2.79 is acceptable, 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.
3. Students with 11 or fewer semester hours of college level credit and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher and who meet one of the regular admission standards for first-time freshman applicants will be admitted.
CORE CURRICULUM TRANSFER
        Students who complete all core curriculum requirements as approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at another school and who then transfer to Tarleton State University will generally be considered to have met core curriculum requirements as outlined toward a degree at Tarleton. However, requirements for the degree must be met and this could require students to take one or more courses that are part of the core curriculum at Tarleton.
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 TSI or provided official proof of TSI exemption. (See p. 18 for TSI 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
Credits earned at another accredited institution are accepted as recorded on the official transcript. However, because of differences in institutional degree requirements and course content, some credits transferred 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.
Beginning Spring 2004, all grades including F’s, for all academic credit courses will be articulated to the Tarleton transcript. Remedial/developmental courses will not be entered and will not be used in the admissions decision. When a course has been repeated at the same institution only the best effort will be transcribed. Only those transferred hours that have been transcribed will be used to determine admissions eligibility.
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. 41 for additional information.)
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 Texas Common Course Number System (TCCNS).

Common Course

Tarleton Course

ACCT 2301or2401

ACC 2033

ACCT 2302or2402

ACC 2043

AGRI 1131

AGRI 1011

AGRI 1307 or1407

AGRN 1053

AGRI 1309

A EC 2123

AGRI 1311

D S 2023

AGRI 1413

ENTO 2013

AGRI 1415

HORT 2003

AGRI 1319 or1419

ANSC 1073

AGRI 1327

W S 2013

AGRI 2301

A EN 2013

AGRI 2303

A EN 2303

AGRI 2304

A EN 2313

AGRI 2317

A EC 1053

AGRI 2330

W S 2213

ANTH 2351

SOC 1013

ARTS 1301

ART 1313

ARTS 1303

ART 2313

ARTS 1304

ART 2323

ARTS 1311

ART 1113

ARTS 1312

ART 2113

ARTS 1316

ART 1213

ARTS 1317

ART 2213

BIOL 1322

H S 2103

BIOL 1411 or

BIOL 1311 & 1111

BIOL 1204

BIOL 1413 or

BIOL 1313 & 1113

BIOL 1214

BIOL 2401 or

BIOL 2301 & 2101

BIOL 2194

BIOL 2402 or

BIOL 2302 & 2102

BIOL 2204

BIOL 2421

BIOL 2034

BUSI 1301

G B 1033

BUSI 1307

FIN 1013

CHEM 1405 or CHEM 1305&1105

CHEM 1014

CHEM 1411 or

CHEM 1311&1111

CHEM 1054

CHEM 1412 or

CHEM 1312&1112

CHEM 1084

CHEM 2423 or

CHEM 2323&2123

CHEM 2014

CHEM 2425 or

CHEM 2325&2125

CHEM 2024

COMM 1307

COMS 2133

COMM 1316

COMS 2143

COMM 1335

COMS 2053

COMM 2311

COMS 1313

COSC 1300 or BCIS or 1400

CIS 1033

COSC or BCIS 1301 or 1401**

CIS 1043

COSC 1309

CIS 2023

BCIS 1310

CIS 2373

BCIS 1332

CIS 2123

CRIJ 1301

C J 1313

CRIJ 1306

C J 2323

CRIJ 1307

C J 1333

CRIJ 1310

C J 1313

CRIJ 2313

C J 2383

CRIJ 2314

C J 2353

CRIJ 2323

C J 2363

CRIJ 2328

C J 2343

DRAM 1220

THEA 1072

DRAM 1310

THEA 1053

DRAM 1330

THEA 2033

DRAM 1341

THEA 1093

DRAM 1343

THEA 2093

DRAM 1351

THEA 1063

DRAM 1352

THEA 2063

DRAM 2361

THEA 2073

DRAM 2362

THEA 2083

ECON1301or1303

ECO 2053

ECON 2301

ECO 2013

ECON 2302

ECO 2023

ECON 2311

GEOG 2023

ENGL 1301

ENGL 1113

ENGL 1302

ENGL 1123

ENGL 2311

ENGL 2303

FREN 1411

FREN 1014

FREN 1412

FREN 1024

FREN 2311

FREN 2013

FREN 2312

FREN 2023

GEOG 1303

GEOG 1103

GEOG 2312

GEOG 2023

GEOL 1401 or

GEOL 1301 &1101

P SC 1014

GEOL 1403 or

GEOL 1303 &1103

GEOL 1054

GEOL 1404 or GEOL 1304 &1104

GEOL 1064

GERM 1411

GERM 1014

GERM 1412

GERM 1024

GERM 2311

GERM 2013

GERM 2312

GERM 2023

GOVT 2301

POLS 2023

GOVT 2302

POLS 2013

GOVT 2305

POLS 2013

GOVT 2306

POLS 2023

FREN 2312

FREN 2023

HECO 1101

H S 1101

HECO 1315

H S 1053

HECO 1322

H S 2103

HECO 1325

H S 1023

HECO 1328

H S 2023

HECO 2311

H S 2033

HIST 1301

HIST 2013

HIST 1302

HIST 2023

HIST 2311

HIST 1013

HIST 2312

HIST 1023

HORT 1301

HORT 2003

HUMA 1315

F A 1013

MATH 1314

MATH 1073

MATH 1316

MATH 1093

MATH 2312or2412

MATH 1163

MATH 2413

MATH 1204

MATH 2414

MATH 2094

MATH 2415

MATH 2104

MUSI 1181

MUSC 1511

MUSI 1182

MUSC 1521

MUSI 1192

MUSC 1711

MUSI 1193

MUSC 1721

MUSI 1300

MUSC 2133

PHED 1301

P ED 2003

PHED 1306

HLTH 2313

PHED 1308

P ED 2272

PHED 1338

HLTH 1013

PHIL 1301

PHIL 1013

PHIL 1304

R E 2133

PHIL 2033

PHIL 2013

PHYS 1401 or

PHYS 1301 &1101

PHYS 1044

PHYS 1402 or

PHYS 1302 &1102

PHYS 1054

PHYS 1411 or PHYS 1311 &1111

PHYS 1034

PHYS 2425

PHYS 1224

PHYS 2426

PHYS 2424

PSYC 2013

PSY 1013

PSYC 2308

PSY 2203

PSYC 2312

PSY 2013

PSYC 2315

PSY 1023

SOCI 1301

SOC 2013

SOCI 1306

SOC 2023

SOCW 2361

SWK 2203

SPAN 1411

SPAN 1014

SPAN 1412

SPAN 1024

SPAN 2311

SPAN 2013

SPAN 2312

SPAN 2023

SPCH 1145

COMS 1041

SPCH 1311

COMS 1033

SPCH 1315

COMS 1023

SPCH 1342

COMS 2013

SPCH 2341

COMS 2013

TECA 1311

H S 2043

TECA 1318

H S 2113

TECA 1354

H S 1043

     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.

        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.