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Transfer Students

Students who have earned transferable college level credit at an accredited institution the fall semester or later after high school graduation are considered transfer students.  College credits earned prior to high school graduation (dual-credit) and courses taken immediately following high school graduation during the summer do not classify a student as a transfer student.

Items needed for application process:

  • ApplyTexas Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official College Transcripts from every institution you have attended
  • Official High School transcript (if you have less than 30 transferable hours)
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores (if you have less than 30 transferable hours)
  • Any other items requested by the Office of Admissions based on application answers

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must be eligible to enroll at all colleges and universities previously attended and submit final official transcripts from each college or university attended. The following minimum standards must be met:

  1. Students with 30 or more semester hours of transferable college credit and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher will be admitted.
  2. Students with fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable 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 the regular admission standards for first-time freshman applicants.
  3. 11 or fewer semester hours: 2.0 GPA AND meet First-time Freshmen admission requirements. (See Freshman Requirements).
  4. Students attending an off-campus location must meet additional admission requirements.  (See Off-Campus).
  5. Check our Admission Deadlines.

    Requirements are subject to changes as outlined from the Academic Standards Committee.

The student is responsible for sending official transcripts from every institution they have attended.
Most transcripts can be sent electronically  through the following:

  • eSCRIP-SAFE (Credentials Solutions)
  • Parchment
  • National Clearinghouse

Please use as the receiving email.  To mail, please use:

Tarleton State University
Undergraduate Admissions
Box T-0030
Stephenville, TX 76402

Academic Fresh Start

Under the provision of Senate Bill 1321, a Texas resident is entitled to apply for admission and elect to have all academic work earned 10 or more years prior to the requested enrollment date ignored for admissions purposes.

Students must complete and return the Academic Fresh Start Acknowledgement prior to an admission decision for the semester in which the student intends to enroll.

Submit the form to:


Fax: 254-968-9951

Mail: Tarleton State University
        Transfer Services
        Box T-0030
        Stephenville, TX 76402

Individuals who choose Academic Fresh Start must meet current published admission criteria for Tarleton State University and must submit official records from all institutions attended.

Additional information can be found at College for All Texans.


Transfer Scholarships

Check out our Transfer Scholarship opportunities.

Academic Advising Guides

Academic Advising Guides are available for each program offered at Tarleton State University. These are designed for students attending any public institution in the State of Texas. The guides enable students to choose courses that will work toward his/her degree at Tarleton while attending another institution.

All Tarleton degree programs are comprised of the same core with each degree program having special provisions. These provisions are noted on each Academic Advising Guide.

If you have any questions regarding transfer of courses, please send an email to the Office of Transfer Services.

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