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Explore Tarleton

Is Tarleton State the right fit for you? Find out for yourself by visiting campus, exploring our residential halls, or connecting with your admission counselor.

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Applications for admission opens July 1st every year. Get familiar with admission requirements and the steps to apply here.

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Learn about the financial support you may receive as a Tarleton State student, calculate your net price for attending, and begin applying for financial aid consideration.

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Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

  • Workforce Hours: Workforce courses in the field of child development, social work, psychology, and other related workforce credit hours taught at the community college
  • Certifications: Training from reputable training agencies around the state, such as AgriLife and the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. Documented training for the Early Childhood Education concentration would include anything accepted by the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development Registry (TECPDS) or trainings from working in a school. Documented training for Family Life Educator examples would include training from the Texas Department of Family Protective Services or Family Advocate agencies. Documented training for Child Life Specialists examples would include training received from hospital settings delivered by a recognized medical training provider. Training documents must have the title of the training, date, name of the training organization or trainer, and the number of clock hours received.
  • Flexible Learning Options: We offer online and hybrid formats on our Stephenville, Waco and Ft Worth campuses to accommodate your busy schedule.
  • Reduced Time to Completion: By leveraging your existing knowledge and skills, you will be able to complete your degree faster and at a lower cost.
  • Experienced Faculty: Our instructors are industry professionals who understand the value of real-world experience and can help you connect your learning to your career goals.
  • Scholarships: Discover our Career Enrichment Scholarship for a steady, affordable education. The Fixed-Price Degree Scholarship keeps costs constant, covering the difference to ensure your cost will be, at most, $200 per credit hour for five years after you start your degree. Secure your education with confidence.