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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 these requirements before completing the Apply Texas application. For more information, refer to the College of Graduate Studies website.

International Application Deadlines

Spring: November 1
Summer: March 15
Fall: June 15

Transcript Evaluation

A transcript evaluation must be completed by an approved agency which includes all previous academic course work, as well as a complete description of courses and overall GPA (course-by-course evaluation). 

Submit your documentation by one of the following methods:

Test Scores

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

  • TOEFL: minimum score 80 
  • IELTS: minimum score 6

You may also be required to submit graduate level exam (GRE, MAT or GMAT) scores. See program specific requirements for details.

Tarleton's codes for agency use are:

  • GRE - 6817
  • MAT - 2241

Financial Documentation

Prior to admission to Tarleton State University, you will need to submit the following financial documentation to obtain an I-20. 

  • 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 view the Tuition Calculator.

Please submit all financial documentation to:

The College of Graduate Studies
Box T-0350
Stephenville, TX 76402

 You may also email documentation to


To obtain a visa, you must have documented evidence of financial solvency. Once you are admitted and financial documentation is approved, you will be mailed an I-20 to apply for a student visa at your nearest U.S. Embassy. The I-20 will be mailed by First Class Mail through the United States Postal Service. It is the responsibility of the student to pay for any expedited shipment. Please contact for instructions. 


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.