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Transfer Credit

Transfer Programs are those in which Tarleton has an agreement with a foreign institution or organization and students pay tuition and fees to the foreign institution or organization directly. Since students do not pay tuition and fees at Tarleton, they receive credit and a grade, but in some cases the grade is not calculated in the GPA on the Tarleton transcript for the course work completed abroad. A Transfer agreement guarantees that credit will be awarded at Tarleton for the course work completed abroad. Applicability for credit for Tarleton degree requirement is determined at the departmental level.


Third Party Program Providers

Coordinate international experiences for U.S. university students and charge a program fee inclusive of tuition and most on-site costs.

Ideal for students who would like the majority of the program logistics planned with some flexibility (e.g., housing options and/or add-on features).

U.S. universities and colleges

Check back in Fall 2017 for options

Foreign institutions through direct enrollment

Ideal for students who are familiar with the host destination and would like to enroll in classes along with local students


  • Courses and destinations available that may not be offered through Tarleton State University-sponsored programs
  • Access to additional scholarship opportunities
  • Greater variety of course offerings and program durations (3 weeks or longer)
  • An opportunity to study with students from around the world and/or local students
  • Available add-on features might include internship/volunteer work, excursions, and flexible housing options

Program Offerings

The are hundreds of transfer credit programs listed in our database. For a full list, please visit the program search engine.


  • Cumulative GPA based on the requirements of the sponsoring program provider or host institution
  • Good academic and conduct standing
  • Destination is approved by the Texas A&M University System

Application Process

Transfer Credit study abroad programs require students to pre-approve coursework with Tarleton before they are allowed to apply for their program of interest. Follow these steps:

  1. Schedule an appointment with the International Office to review the program and receive Course Verification Form.
  2. Complete the Course Verification Form and return it to the International Office.
  3. Apply to you program of interest in the Study Abroad Portal. Review the Study Abroad Portal Guide for Students if you have any questions.
  4. Once you have been "Accepted" into your program in the Study Abroad Portal, confirm your participation in the program by "Committing" and completing the rest of your post-decision items.
  5. Apply directly to your Transfer Credit study abroad program of interest.