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Transfer, Readmit, and Transient Applicants

Many students have college credit after high school graduation. Whether you are a working adult returning to college, or you are a current university or community college transfer student, Tarleton State University has flexible degree programs both in-person and online. We are committed to making the transfer process as smooth as possible for you! Tarleton is the ideal student focused, value driven University to complete your degree.

Who is Considered a Transfer Student?

Transfer students have completed transferable college-level credit at a regionally accredited institution during a fall or spring semester after graduating high school or after receiving a GED. College credits earned prior to high school graduation (dual-credit) and courses taken immediately following high school graduation (during the summer) will classify you as a first-time freshman.

In addition to standard transfers, applicants may also have special requirements specific to their classification. Please review special requirements for your classification:

Students applying to Tarleton State University for the first time with less than 30 transferable credits (and have attended another institution during a fall or spring semester after graduating high school or after receiving a GED) are only able to attend the Stephenville campus.

See all Transfer Requirements.

Students who transfer with 30 transferable credits or more have the opportunity to attend the Tarleton location of their choice: Stephenville, Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, Bryan or online. 

Learn more about Transfer Requirements.

Students who are currently have or are serving in the Military and have a Military Transcript.

View all Veteran Requirements.

Students who have previously attended Tarleton and are returning after one or more long semester’s absence may apply for readmission.

Learn more about Readmission Requirements.

Students who have 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.

See all Post Baccalaureate Requirements.

Students transferring to Tarleton State University with credit from a higher educational institution in either the United States with a visa or from another country.

View all International Transfer Requirements.

Students who have a home institution and will attend Tarleton State University for one semester and then return to the home institution.

See all Transient Student Requirements.

Transfer Information Sessions

We offer online Transfer Information Sessions that are led by one of our Admission Counselors. We will review Tarleton transfer requirements, programs offered, frequently asked questions, academic advising, financial aid, scholarships and more. These virtual sessions are available to students that are interested in attending any of our campus locations.

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On-Demand Events

Watch past virtual events at any time to learn more about popular topics and get answers to common questions. Our most popular past events include:

  • Admission Application Workshops
  • Paying for College Q & A Series
  • FAFSA Application Workshops
  • On-Campus Living Q & A
  • Current Student Panels
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Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Transfers, Readmits, Transient, Post-Baccalaureate
TermEnforced Deadline
Spring 2023 1st 8-WeekJanuary 6
Spring 2023 2nd 8-WeekMarch 14
Summer 2023June 30
Fall 2023 1st 8-WeekAugust 4
Fall 2023 2nd 8-WeekOctober 10
Undergraduate International Transfer Students
FallJune 15
SpringNovember 1
SummerMarch 15

What is Considered Transferable Credit?

Transferable credit is college-level academic credit completed at a regionally accredited institution. Credits considered developmental, remedial, technical, or vocational will not transfer for admission purposes. Students wishing to utilize technical or vocational courses should consult an advisor.

Credit completed at a non-regionally accredited institution may be reviewed for articulation at the student’s request. Credit must be considered academic and the instructor is required to hold a minimum of 18 graduate credits in the course discipline. The student will be required to submit the following information:

  • Documentation from the institution stating the instructor of the course as well as their curriculum vitae/educational background.
  • Contact information of who provided the above documentation.
  • Any additional documentation requested by Transfer Services.

Documentation may be delivered via the following methods:

  • Emailed to [email protected]
  • Mailed to Transfer Services Box T-0030 Stephenville, TX 76402
  • Delivered in person to any campus.

Academic Advising Guides

Academic Advising Guides are available for each program offered at Tarleton State University. The guides enable you to choose courses that will apply to your degree at Tarleton while attending another institution.

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

General Education information can be found on the catalog under General Education Requirements.

Additional Information

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