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International Transfer Students

International Students will be admitted if they meet the transfer student requirements.

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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 transfer@tarleton.edu
  • Mailed to Transfer Services Box T-0030 Stephenville, TX 76402
  • Delivered in person to any campus.
International Application Deadlines
Semester Enforced Deadline
Spring November 1
Summer March 15
Fall June 15

Fall and Spring admission are available for Undergraduate International applicants. Because of the more limited availability of face-to-face courses in the summer session, international student applications will generally not be accepted except for those majoring in Medical Laboratory Science (where face-to-face summer course availability is assured). Students other than MLS majors may request approval from their departmental advisor if summer courses are available for the required 12 hours of face-to-face courses, as required by Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP). It is not recommended that international students begin classes during summer as they will struggle to find course offerings and might struggle academically due to the course demands during shorter terms. Contact immigration@tarleton.edu to request a form to request approval.

Document Authentication

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions performs authentication of student admissions materials and required identification and immigration documentation. A primary Restricted Party Screening (RPS) is performed by the Department of Admissions for all foreign nationals seeking admission to the university with a secondary screening by Compliance and Strategic Initiatives (CSI), as needed. CSI will seek guidance from the empowered official (EO) and/or System Research and Security Office (RSO) as needed for resolution of concerns and for decision-making regarding admission approval. Foreign persons will not be admitted to the university until they have been cleared through the export control screening process.

What You Need to Apply

Please review this information before completing the ApplyTexas application.

  • A completed ApplyTexas International Transfer Application for Admission
  • A U.S. $50.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Official college transcript(s) from all institutions attended
  • Proof of English fluency
  • Any other items requested by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on application answers
  • Proof of English fluency (scores cannot be more than 2 years old as of the first day of the term you are entering)

ApplyTexas applicant type: International Transfer

Requirements for Admission

Admission to Tarleton State University, will be evaluated based on transfer requirements. In addition, please review the information below for instructions on scores and transcripts from previous institutions.

International Transfer Students from U.S. Institutions (30+ credits)
International Transfer Students from International Institutions
English Fluency Test Score Requirements
Test Score Requirement Accepted English Testing Services
TOEFL (paper-based) 520 TOEFL
TOEFL (computerized) 193 TOEFL
TOEFL (internet-based) 69 TOEFL
IELTS 6 IELTS
PTE 50 PTE
TOEFL ITP Plus for China 460 TOEFL
English Fluency Exemptions
  • A citizen of one of the following countries:
    • American Samoa
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Canada (except Quebec)
    • Dominica
    • Grand Cayman
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Ireland
    • Jamaica
    • Liberia
    • New Zealand
    • Trinidad/Tobago
    • Turks and Caicos
    • United Kingdom
    • U.S. Pacific Trust
  • 6 credits of English composition taken at a U.S., Canadian (non-Quebec), British, or Australian institution with minimum grade C or better
  • A minimum SAT Critical Reading (Verbal) score of 550 (500 old SAT)
  • A minimum ACT English score of 21
  • Two years of study and diploma from accredited U.S. high school
  • Students who have completed all secondary education entirely in English may submit a letter from the school administration verifying the language of instruction is/was English. This request for a waiver of the language requirement will be reviewed by Admissions.

International students should allow at least 60 days for processing of documentation.

Transcripts

Domestic Transcripts
International Transcripts

Mailing of the I-20

The I-20 will be mailed by First Class Mail through the United States Postal Service. It is the responsibility of the student to pay for any expedited shipment. Contact immigration@tarleton.edu for instructions.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

To obtain a Form I-20 for your studies at Tarleton, you must demonstrate that you have the ability to pay for the cost of school, plus living expenses for a full academic year. You will be required to provide financial documents to prove that you can fund your studies.

 Estimated Cost of Attendance Undergraduate (12 Hours)
Tuition, Fees, and Insurance $20,697
Room & Board $11,358
Other Costs (books, transportation, personal/miscellaneous) $4,293
Total $36,348
Sponsoring Dependents

If you are planning on sponsoring your spouse and/or children, you must demonstrate that you have additional funds to support their living expenses.

Cost Sponsorship Details
  Spouse Spouse and Child Per. Additional Child
Stephenville, Waco, Midlothian $5,500 $9,500 $5,200
Fort Worth $6,500 $12,200 $6,200

 

The financial section on the I-20 is an estimated cost of 9 months of study; it is not a reflection of an actual tuition bill. For more information please visit Business Services.

Please submit all financial documents to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Box T-0030
Stephenville, TX 76402
immigration@tarleton.edu  

Additional Information

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