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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.

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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

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

Term Enforced Deadline
Spring 2022 1st 8-Week January 19
Spring 2022 2nd 8-Week March 11
Summer 2022 July 5
Fall 2022 1st 8-Week August 10
Fall 2022 2nd 8-Week October 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.

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.

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