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Step 1 - New Student Registration Day

All first-time freshman students are required to attend New Student Registration Day prior to signing up for classes, regardless of number of dual-credit hours.

Who Should Attend

New Student Registration Day is mandatory for all first-time freshmen with less than 12 credit hours. College courses while in high school do not count in the 12-hour total. Registration for classes occurs on this day. If a new student does not attend orientation, he/she will not be eligible to register for classes pertaining to that semester

How to Sign-up

  • Students will receive an invitation (sent to the email address provided when the student applied to Tarleton State University) with a link to the online registration.
  • All students who are eligible and required to attend Registration Day will receive an email beginning January 2018. If you need the email re-sent, please contact our office at 254-918-7683

While students are completing their registration for orientation there will be an option to include guests at a small fee.

Professor assists new student with registration on the computer

What to Expect

  • Meet and interact with Tarleton faculty and staff
  • Connect with current Tarleton students
  • Register for classes
  • Explore our campus (so don’t forget a comfy pair of shoes!)

and so much more!


Parking is free for visitors during New Student Registration Day.
Also, students don’t forget to order your parking pass for the fall online today!

Need help finding where you're going? View our interactive or printable maps.

If you need additional information or have any questions, call 254-968-9001 for assistance.

New Student Registration Day Outcomes

As a part of participating in New Student Registration Day, New Texans will:

  • Create their schedules for the Fall semester
  • Identify University processes and demonstrate understanding of the navigation of those processes
  • Understand the 3-step transition plan for new students
  • Develop connections with peers, student leaders, faculty, and staff
  • Recognize the procedure for academic advising.

New Student Registration Day:

  • Provides the opportunity for new students to register for classes
  • Exposes new students to the University processed and facilitates opportunities for navigating those processes
  • Provides the opportunity for New Student Orientation and Family Programs staff to frame students’ understanding of Tarleton’s Three-Step Orientation Plan for incoming Texans
  • Provides information sessions which expose students to their peers, current students, faculty and staff
  • Offers new students exposure to academic advising at Tarleton