Non-standard Baccalaureate Level Credit
Tarleton State University accepts non-standard credit toward a baccalaureate degree from approved sources to a maximum of 30 credit hours. Non-standard sources of credit include Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Exam Preparation (CLEP), International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), SAT and ACT, correspondence courses, military schools, departmental credit exams, and others. Information about approved courses is available through the Registrar’s Office.
Students admitted to Tarleton who believe they have more than 30 hours of non-standard credit available should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to specify the courses they wish the university to accept. Such students may petition for acceptance of additional credit toward a baccalaureate degree plan. Current Tarleton students must petition and secure permission to count non-standard credit in excess of 30 hours toward a baccalaureate degree plan before beginning the process of securing that non-standard credit. The petition process is reserved for those credits which are otherwise approved but simply exceed 30 hours.
Actual course enrollment, e.g. correspondence courses, count toward maximum course load limits for each semester. Students contemplating any concurrent course enrollment must complete a Concurrent Enrollment form. Forms are available at the Registrar’s Office. Failure to seek and secure approval may lead to credit being disallowed.
Technical courses and work experience may only count toward certain specialized degree programs. That is not the same as non-standard credit and the conditions for acceptance and maximum applicable hours are covered by the particular degree requirements. Technical courses and work experience may not be counted toward traditional BA, BS, BBA, and similar undergraduate degrees.
International Baccalaureate Organization. Students who complete the IBO diploma with certain minimum scores are guaranteed acceptance of at least 24 hours of credit. This may exceed the hours regularly granted based on individual exam results. It is recommended that any student in the IBO program who anticipates applying to Tarleton see the Admissions section of this catalog and contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for details.