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Conduct Policies

Conduct Disclosure

Per the Texas A&M University System Regulation 11.99.02, Conduct Requirements for Admissions Applications and Transcripts, all applicants will be asked the following questions on an admission application:

  1. Have you ever been convicted of a crime or crimes, excluding juvenile adjudications, involving acts of violence or sexual misconduct including, but not limited to: criminal homicide (murder or non-negligent manslaughter); sexual assault (rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape); robbery; aggravated assault; simple assault; arson; destruction/damage/vandalism of property; domestic violence; dating violence; or stalking?
  2. Are you currently under investigation or subject to pending conduct charges from any postsecondary institution for conduct involving acts of violence or sexual misconduct including, but not limited to: criminal homicide (murder or non-negligent manslaughter); sexual assault (rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape); robbery; aggravated assault; simple assault; arson; destruction/damage/vandalism of property; domestic violence; dating violence; or stalking?
  3. Have you ever had any substantiated conduct findings against you at any postsecondary institution for conduct involving acts of violence or sexual misconduct including, but not limited to: criminal homicide (murder or non-negligent manslaughter); sexual assault (rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape); robbery; aggravated assault; simple assault; arson; destruction/damage/vandalism of property; domestic violence; dating violence; or stalking?
  4. Have you ever been suspended or expelled from any postsecondary institution for conduct involving acts of violence or sexual misconduct including, but not limited to: criminal homicide (murder or non-negligent manslaughter); sexual assault (rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape); robbery; aggravated assault; simple assault; arson; destruction/damage/vandalism of property; domestic violence; dating violence; or stalking?

Questions may be directed to [email protected] or 254-968-9125

Occupational License Disclosure

As a point of information required by Texas HB 1508 and the Texas Occupations Code 58.001, if you are applying for admission to a nursing program that prepares an individual for an initial occupational (nursing) license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001 and/or if you later decide to change to a program that prepares you for an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001, in accordance with state law, please be advised of the following:

  1. An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program;
  2. Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines which state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority.
  3. Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history. Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details. 
  4. A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupations Code 53.102.

Applicants are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the applicable licensing authority.

Clery Act

Tarleton State University is committed to assisting all members of the Tarleton community in providing for their own safety and security. 

To receive a printed copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information please visit the University Compliance and Strategic Initiatives located in the Admin Annex 1 Building, Room 106 or a printed version may be mailed to you upon request by calling 254-968-9415.

 This report contains information regarding campus safety and security programs including topics such as: crime prevention, sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting requirements, disciplinary procedures and various resources available to the campus community. The report also contains information about crime and fire statistics for the three previous calendar years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Tarleton State University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The annual publication of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is required by federal law and is provided by Tarleton State University and the Department of Risk Management and Compliance.

Campus Sexual Misconduct Policies

Tarleton State University is committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free from sex based discrimination. Tarleton encourages students, employees and visitors who believe they may have been subjected to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or intimate partner violence by university faculty, staff, students, visitors or contractors to report it immediately to your Title IX Coordinator.

As part of this commitment Tarleton State University requires all entering students to review our polices on sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. 

For further information, please view the Tarleton Title IX website

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Title IX or other Civil Rights based protections on the Tarleton State University campus please contact the Title IX Coordinator at 254-968-9754.

State of Texas Uniform Admissions Policy (UAP)

State of Texas Uniform Admissions Policy (UAP)

The Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 requires that all students meet one of the following college readiness standards to be considered for admission to a Texas Four-Year Public Institution.

  • Recommended or Distinguished High School Programs OR
  • Foundation High School Program with an Endorsement or Distinguished Level of Achievement OR
  • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT or SAT assessment.
    1. Old SAT: 1500 out of 2400 (Critical Reading, Math, and Writing)
    2. New SAT: 1090 out of 1600 (Evidence-Based Reading, Writing, and Math)
    3. ACT: 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Math, and 24 Science

Students not meeting these requirements will be individually reviewed.

Questions? Please email [email protected] or call 254-968-9125.

*Requirements are subject to changes outlined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Test-Optional Policy

Test Optional Policy

First-time freshmen applying to Tarleton State University through undergraduate admission will not be required to submit an SAT or ACT test score as part of their admission application to Tarleton. New first-time freshmen ranked in the top half of their graduating high school class will be automatically admitted.

New first-time freshmen are, however, still encouraged to submit their SAT/ACT test scores for reasons other than automatic admission consideration, including:

  1. Enhanced prospects for competitive scholarship awards
  2. Possible TSI (Texas Success Initiative) exemption
  3. For students ranked in the 3rd quarter of their graduating high school class, SAT/ACT scores may support admission consideration in individual review 

Undergraduate Academic Fresh Start

Undergraduate Academic Fresh Start

Texas Education Code 51.931(Academic Fresh Start) allows undergraduate Texas residents seeking admission (or readmission) the opportunity to have all coursework completed ten or more years prior to the requested admission term excluded from academic consideration.

Students seeking admission utilizing the Academic Fresh Start option may not choose which credits to exclude; all academic credit (which includes Tarleton State University and transfer coursework) earned ten or more years prior to the requested admission term will be excluded.

Excluded courses will remain on the student’s transcript but noted as being included in the Academic Fresh Start option. Excluded courses will not satisfy degree or prerequisite requirements. 

The Academic Fresh Start option may affect: 

  • Financial Aid – The Academic Fresh Start option is a state law and does not supersede any federal regulations or laws. Therefore, the Academic Fresh Start does not affect federal aid regulations, and certain restrictions may still apply. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 254-968-9070 for more information. 
  • Veteran Benefits – The Academic Fresh Start does not apply to veterans who are utilizing the Montgomery G.I. Bill. All prior credit must apply to the degree requirements. Please contact the Office of Veteran Services at 254-968-1805 for more information. 
  • Cost of Tuition – The Academic Fresh Start does not apply to the Undergraduate Funding Limit, which permits an institution to charge additional fees for coursework exceeding 150 hours. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 254-968-9121 for more information.

*There may be other areas affected. The student is encouraged to explore all possible outcomes regarding the Academic Fresh Start option.

Academic Fresh Start Caveats

  • Since the Academic Fresh Start is part of the admission process, the option is only available at the time of admission and is not available to students currently enrolled at Tarleton State University. The Academic Fresh Start option is irrevocable once processed. 
  • If a student declared the Academic Fresh Start at a previous institution, it is not required to reapply for the option at Tarleton State University as long as the Academic Fresh Start is reflected on the transcript. 
  • Individuals who choose the Academic Fresh Start option must meet current published admission criteria for Tarleton State University and submit official records from all institutions attended. 

If you would like to utilize the Academic Fresh Start option, please complete and email the Academic Fresh Start Acknowledgement form to [email protected]