State of Texas Uniform Admissions Policy (UAP)

The Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 requires that all students meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be considered for admission to a Texas Four-Year Public Institution.

  • Recommended or Distinguished High School Programs, or the
  • Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foundation High School Program
  • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT or SAT assessment.
    • Old SAT: 1500 out of 2400 (Critical Reading, Math, and Writing)
    • New SAT: 1090 out of 1600 (Evidence-Based Reading, Writing, and Math)
    • ACT: 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Math, and 24 Science

Texas Public and Private High Schools

Students applying to Tarleton State University from a non-Texas public high school are required to submit a completed high school certification form along with your high school transcript. Please select one of the forms listed below, download the form to complete and return to:

If requested, your high school counselor must complete and email the form to admis[email protected], fax it to 254-968-9951, or mail to Box T-0030, Stephenville, TX 76402.

For questions on which form to complete, please email [email protected] or call 254-968-9269.

Requirements are subject to changes outlined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.