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Transfer Students

Students who have earned less than 30 transferable credit hours during a fall or spring semester following high school are eligible to transfer to Tarleton State University's Stephenville campus. 

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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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What You Need to Apply

  • ApplyTexas application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official college transcripts from every regionally accredited institution you have attended
  • Official high school transcript (if you have less than 30 transferable hours and less than a 2.8 GPA)
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores (if you have less than 30 transferable hours and less than a 2.8 GPA)
  • Any other items requested by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on application answers

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Effective Spring 2020 forward: Official SAT and ACT test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Tarleton will not accept test scores from the high school. Tarleton's SAT code is 6817. Tarleton's ACT code is 4204.

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.

If you are a previous Tarleton student but didn't attend for a long semester (spring or fall) and didn't attend any other institution since leaving, you are considered a readmit student.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must be eligible to enroll at all previously attended regionally accredited institutions and submit official transcripts. The following minimum standards must be met:

  • Students with 30 or more semester hours of transferable college credit and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher will be admitted.
  • 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 freshmen applicants.
  • 11 or fewer semester hours: 2.0 GPA and meet first-time freshmen admission requirements. (See freshmen requirement for your specific classification).
  • Students attending Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, Bryan, or online must meet additional admission requirements (See Transfer More Than 30 Hours).

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


Students must request any previously attended regionally accredited institution to send their official transcript(s) to us. We accept official transcripts via the following methods:

Electronically through (provide if a recipient email is requested):

  • Parchment
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Speede/EDI
  • Greenlight
  • Escrip

Emailed officially from the institution to

Mailed in a sealed envelope to: 
Tarleton State University
Undergraduate Admissions
Box T-0030
Stephenville, TX 76402

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Additional Information

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