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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

  • ApplyTexas application
  • 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

ApplyTexas applicant type: Freshman 

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 score requirements, high school curriculum requirements, and Texas Uniform Admissions Policy to determine your admissions decision.

Rank and Score Requirements

If you meet one of the following high school quarter rank and test score combinations below:

Admissions Rank and Score Requirements
Class Rank SAT and ACT Requirements
Top 10%
(90-100 Percentile)
No minimum*
1st and 2nd quarter other than top 10% No minimum*
3rd quarter
(25-49 Percentile)
Individual review**

*Test scores are not required for admission but encouraged for those seeking scholarships.
**Test scores are not required but could assist during the review process.

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.
Completion of Sixth High School Semester
Completion of Seventh High School Semester

Texas Uniform Admissions Policy

In addition, you must meet the requirements of the Texas Uniform Admissions Policy to be considered for acceptance to Tarleton State University.


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

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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