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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
  • Proof of English fluency
  • Any other items requested by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on application answers

ApplyTexas applicant type: Freshman International

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 Old SAT Minimum
(Prior to March 2016)
New SAT Minimum
(March 2016 or later)
ACT Composite Minimum
Top 10%
(90-100 Percentile)
Provide SAT or ACT scores Provide SAT or ACT scores Provide SAT or ACT scores
1st quarter other than top 10%
(75-89 Percentile)
Provide SAT or ACT scores Provide SAT or ACT scores Provide SAT or ACT scores
2nd quarter
(50-74 Percentile)
800 880 16
3rd quarter
(25-49 Percentile)
Individual Review Individual Review Individual Review

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.


You may request that your high school sends your official transcript electronically or by mail to:

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


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