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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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What You Need to Apply

  • ApplyTexas application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official college transcripts from every 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

ApplyTexas applicant type: U.S. Transfer

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.

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 colleges and universities previously attended and submit final official transcripts from each college or university attended. 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 are responsible for sending official transcripts from every institution they have attended. Official transcripts can be sent electronically to or mailed to:

Tarleton State University
Undergraduate Admissions
Box T-0030
Stephenville, TX 76402

Students must send transcripts from every institution previously attended or admission will be denied. Tarleton State University cannot receive transcripts by fax.

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Additional Information

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