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Undergraduate Admissions

COVID-19 Admissions Update:
First-time freshmen applying to Tarleton State University through fall 2021 undergraduate admission will not be required to submit an SAT or ACT test score as part of their admission application to Tarleton. Please review our Test Optional Admission Page for more information. 

Whether you’re interested in applying for admission, you need to complete your college admission application, or you’ve received your acceptance letter and are ready to take the next steps to become a Tarleton Texan, we’re here to help. Find information on how to apply to the university, college admission requirements, application deadlines and more. We’ll also point you in the right direction for information on tuition and fees, financial aid and scholarships, residence life and housing, dining services and meal plans, academic programs and campus life.

Admission to the Texas A&M University System and any of its sponsored programs, including Tarleton, is open to qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or educationally unrelated disabilities. Become a Tarleton Texan today!

How to apply for college admission in 3 easy steps:

  1. Complete the Texas Common Application.
  2. Pay a $50 non-refundable application fee online or in person.
  3. Submit official high school or college transcripts and test scores (if applicable). Tarleton's SAT code is 6817. Tarleton's ACT code is 4204. 

What is Undergraduate Admissions?

Our professional team of admission counselors and staff are helpful and knowledgeable. We apply the standards set by Academic Standards, including general college admission requirements, for our incoming students, make acceptance decisions and handle admissions forms processing. We also provide personalized, step-by-step guidance in answering any questions you have to ensure you feel welcome, comfortable and confident in choosing Tarleton for your education and university experience.

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Get answers - and get them fast

If you request more information, you’ll receive an email within one to two days and an informational packet within seven to 10 days. After you’ve completed your college admission application and submitted all required application forms, you’ll receive notification of an acceptance decision within two days.

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Gain access to a high-quality education at an affordable price

You have the goals and dreams. Tarleton provides you with the knowledge and know-how to achieve them. Value-driven and engaged, our community is centered on student success in and out of the classroom. Through a collaborative learning environment, we offer hands-on experiences to prepare you for your professional career — and we have a lot of fun along the way. Become part of the spirit, pride and traditions we share at Tarleton, such as Homecoming Week, the Yell Contest and Purple Poo.

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Move on to the next steps in starting your university experience

In order to receive your college housing room assignment or register for Texan Orientation, Transition Week or Duck Camp, you must have completed the undergraduate admission process.

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Ask a Texan Rep for first-hand perspective

Texan Reps are current students who share their love for Tarleton and show you what college life is really like through campus tours, open houses, weekly information sessions and community events. Texan Reps are committed to promoting diversity and respect as global citizens who welcome all students into the Tarleton community.

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Priority Deadlines

Priority deadlines help you get a jump start on the undergraduate admission process. The earlier you apply and are accepted to the university, the sooner you may be able to receive your college housing assignment.

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Transfer Information Sessions

Every Friday at Stephenville and Fort Worth, our college admission counselors explain the details for transfer student admission. We also help you schedule individual appointments with academic advisers and financial aid representatives. Optional campus tours are available. You can also attend a Transfer Information Session online via Zoom every Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Why Apply for Admission?

Guiding you through the college application process, Undergraduate Admissions helps you prepare for your future — starting with Tarleton.

Admission Requirements Based on Student Type

  • First-time Freshman: If you are about to graduate or have already graduated from high school or you earned your GED and you have not yet attended a post-secondary institution for one long semester (i.e., fall or spring), we consider you a first-time freshman. If you earned college credits before graduating from high school (dual credit) or took courses immediately after graduating from high school (during the summer), we also consider you a first-time freshman.
  • International Freshman: If you attended a high school in the United States with a visa or have graduated from a high school in another country, we consider you an international freshman.
  • Transfer Students: If you completed transferable credit at the college level from a regionally accredited institution during a fall or spring semester after graduating high school or receiving a GED, we consider you a transfer student.
  • Active Military and Veterans: If you are currently serving or have served in the military, we thank you for your service and consider you a transfer student.
  • International Transfers: If you are transferring to Tarleton with credit from a higher educational institution in either the United States with a visa or from another country, we consider you an international transfer student.
  • Post-Baccalaureate: If you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States and are in good standing at all schools previously attended but you are not seeking a master's degree or professional certification, we consider you a post-baccalaureate student.

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