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Graduate Admissions - International

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Apply for admission

Beyond these general requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies, departments may set additional standards for admission to degree programs as necessary, subject to administrative approval.

The application process is comprised of several parts:

Online Application

Please review this information before completing the ApplyTexas application. For more information, refer to the International Programs website.

If you do not see the semester for which you wish to apply, you may have missed the deadline for application. Applications close 60 days prior to the beginning of the semester.

International Application Deadlines

2017 Deadlines

Summer April 15
Fall June 15

2018 Deadlines

Spring November 15
Summer April 15
Fall June 15

Official Transcripts

You must submit accredited translations and evaluations, from an approved agency, of all the previous academic course work, which includes a complete description of courses and overall GPA (course-by-course evaluation). The transcript must include the date of bachelor's degree conferral indicating that you were in good standing at the last institution attended. If you have the original diploma, please include it.

Submit your documentation using one of the following methods:

  • Mail sealed, official transcripts to:
    The College of Graduate Studies
    Box T-0350
    Stephenville, TX 76402
  • Request that your institution and agency email them to
  • Drop off your sealed, official transcripts directly to the College of Graduate Studies office during regular business hours.

Test Scores

International applicants are require to submit both the TOEFL and IELTS scores as a part of the application process.

  • TOEFL Score: Original test scores (minimum of 550 for Regular TOEFL; 213 for Computerized TOEFL; 80 for Internet-based TOEFL)
  • IELTS Score: 6 minimum

You may also be require to submit graduate level exam (GRE, MAT or GMAT) scores, if require by your department. Tarleton's codes for agency use are:

  • GRE - 6817
  • MAT - 2241

Test requirements are program specific and may not be require for all applicants.

Financial Documentation

Once you are admitted to Tarleton State University you will need to submit financial documentation to International Programs Office in order to obtain an I-20 including:

  • Affidavit of Support - You must have a reliable financial sponsor.
  • Bank Statement(s) - You must show you have enough funds for a full academic year. For more information on tuition and fees, please visit Business Service.

Please submit all financial documentation to:

International Programs
Box T-0770
Stephenville, Tx 76402

To obtain a visa, you must have documented evidence of financial solvency. Once financial documentation is approved you will be mailed an I-20 to apply for a student visa at your nearest U.S. Embassy.


If you choose to stay in one of our Residence Halls, fill out the Housing Application and include a $100 check as a refundable deposit.

Medical Information

Please provide the following medical information:

  • Notification of pre-existing medical conditions requiring special attention or treatment.
  • Applicants under the age of 22 are require to submit proof of a Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine to their Magnus Health account in myGateway.
  • Fees for medical insurance will be charged with tuition at the time of registration after full admission. For more information please visit our insurance webpage.

All International students must have valid medical insurance on file with International Programs.

Tuition Waivers

A potential out-of-state tuition waiver can be granted if you secure a Graduate Assistantship. Find out more about Assistantships and their requirements on our Graduate Assistantship page.