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Students on the T-Bench

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.

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Transfer Information Sessions

We offer online Transfer Information Sessions every Friday from 1:30 - 2:30 PM and select Tuesday evenings at 6 PM via Zoom. Each session is led by one of our Admission Counselors. We will be able to assist you in setting up individual appointments for academic advising and financial aid. 

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Application Deadlines

Term Enforced Deadline
Summer July 6 at 5 p.m.
Fall 2020 1st 8-week August 21 at 5:00 p.m.
Fall 2020 2nd 8-week October 9 at 5 p.m.
Spring 2021 March 1

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
  • Mailed to Transfer Services Box T-0030 Stephenville, TX 76402
  • Delivered in person to any campus.

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:

Transfer Less Than 30 Hours
Transfer 30 or More Hours
Active Military or Veteran
Post Baccalaureate Student
International Transfer Students
Transient Student

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.

Additional Information

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