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Freshman & Texan Orientation

Before you Register, you Must Complete the Following

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

All first-time students under 22 must show proof of an initial bacterial meningitis vaccination dose or booster during the five-year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of the first semester of entry. This state law includes transfer students, undergraduate, and graduate level students. Please visit our bacterial meningitis page for more information. 

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

Summer and Fall 2020 only: You will receive an invitation to attend Texan Orientation and will register for classes at the event; however, you will be required to take the TSI Assessment and provide scores in the area(a) listed above by the end of your first semester. It is in your best interest to complete the TSI assessment as soon as possible, ideally prior to the beginning of the Summer/Fall 2020 semester to ensure proper course placement and optimize your success.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is required by all public institutions for the course placement of undergraduate students. Tarleton State University requests that students prove exemption status or provide official test scores for the TSI Assessment before course registration. For more information, contact Undergraduate Admissions at 254-968-9269 or Student Assessment Services at 254-968-9423 or

Complete Texan Orientation

First-time freshman and new transfer students with less than 12 hours will need to complete Texan Orientation prior to registering for classes. Students who require orientation can find more information on the orientation page.

Steps to Register

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Step 1 - Get Advised

Academic advising is recommended for all students and is required for freshman and transfer students with less than 45 hours. If advising is required, a hold will prevent registration until advising is complete.

Learn about Academic Advising
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Step 2 - Plan Your Schedule

Check out the online course schedule for course availability, times and locations. The schedule is released about two weeks prior to registration.

Search for Courses Online
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Step 3 - Check for Holds

A student's account status can prevent registration, so it is important to clear all holds prior to registering for classes. Students can view holds on their account through myGateway. Holds must be cleared through the department that imposed them.

Review Hold Codes
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Step 4 - Pay Your Bill

It is the student's responsibility to make sure tuition and fees are paid by the payment deadline. Students may pay their bill online using Texan Bill Pay or in person.

Texan Bill Pay

Enrollment Status Definitions


Enrollment status for the summer semester is determined by the total number of credit hours the student is registered for the entire summer term.

Paper Bills or Statements for Tuition and Fees are no longer mailed. Learn more about Texan Bill Pay.

More Information

For more information watch our instructional video on how to use the schedule planner available for students to access through myGateway.