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High School Applicants

Students graduating from a Texas public high school accredited by the Texas Education Agency, a Texas non-public school accredited by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, or an out-of-state public or private high school.

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What You Need to Apply

  • Tarleton Admission Application
    Applicant type: Freshman 
  • A U.S. $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores
  • Any other items requested by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on application answers

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.

Freshmen Admissions Requirements

 Please review rank and high school curriculum requirements below to determine your admission decision:

Class Rank High School Curriculum Admission Decision
Top 50%
(50-100 Percentile)
Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foundation High School Program including Algebra II or higher Automatic Admission
25-49% Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foundation High School Program including Algebra II or higher (students not completing Algebra II or higher will be considered) Individual Review

SAT/ACT scores are not required for an admission decision but encouraged for those seeking scholarships. For students being considered for admission under individual review, ACT/SAT scores could assist in the decision process.

Early Admission Consideration
Students who rank in the top 50% and have completed their junior year may submit an official high school transcript for early admission consideration.


High School Curriculum Requirements

Tarleton requires successful completion of the Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foundation High School Program (Foundation with an Endorsement including Algebra II).

The Foundation with an Endorsement without Algebra II may be considered under an individual review process.

  • Old SAT total consists of Critical Reading (Verbal) + Math only. New SAT total (March 2016 forward) consists of Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math.
  • The writing component can be submitted but it is not required.
  • Applicants not meeting requirements for guaranteed admission may be reviewed on an individual basis.


Students must request their high school send their official transcript to us. We accept official transcripts via the following methods: 

Electronically through: 

  • Parchment/Naviance
  • TREX (Texas high schools only)
  • eScrip using 
  • eScribbles
  • Credentials
  • Xello
  • Overgrad
  • Greenlight
  • Scoir

Emailed officially from the high school to 

Mailed in a sealed envelope from the high school to (must contain school representative signature and school seal): 

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

Dual Credit

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