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International Freshmen Applicants

If you attended a high school in the United States with a visa or have graduated from a high school internationally, you are considered an international freshman.

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International Application Deadlines (All Application Types)
Semester Enforced Deadline
Spring November 15
Summer April 15
Fall June 15

If you previously attended Tarleton State University and then attended a different institution, but would like to return to Tarleton, please review Transfer Applicant Requirements.

What You Need to Apply

  • ApplyTexas application
  • $50 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: U.S. Freshman

Freshmen Admissions Requirements

Please review score requirements, as they will be evaluated to determine your admission decision.

SAT & ACT Test Score Requirements
Test Score Requirement
Old SAT 950
New SAT 1030
ACT 20

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.

English Fluency Test Score Requirements
Test Score Requirement
TOEFL (paper-based) 520
TOEFL (computerized) 193
TOEFL (internet-based) 20
PTE 50
English Fluency Exemptions
  • A citizen of one of the following countries:
    • American Samoa
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Canada (except Quebec)
    • Dominica
    • Grand Cayman
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Ireland
    • Jamaica
    • Liberia
    • New Zealand
    • Trinidad/Tobago
    • Turks and Caicos
    • United Kingdom
    • U.S. Pacific Trust
  • 6 credits of English composition taken at a U.S., Canadian (non-Quebec), British, or Australian institution with minimum grade C or better
  • A minimum SAT Critical Reading (Verbal) score of 550 (500 old SAT)
  • A minimum ACT English score of 21
  • Two years of study and diploma from accredited U.S. high school
  • Students who have completed all secondary education entirely in English may submit a letter from the school administration verifying the language of instruction is/was English. This request for a waiver of the language requirement will be reviewed by Admissions.

International students should allow at least 60 days for processing of documentation.


The student is responsible for sending official transcripts from every institution they have attended in the United States. Please check with your high school to request an official transcript.

Official U.S. transcripts can be sent electronically or be mailed by your high school to:

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

International Transcripts

Students must send transcripts from every institution previously attended or admission will be denied. Tarleton does not accept transcripts sent by fax.

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