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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

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

This type of program is 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). Here is the current list of providers:

Foreign Institutions Through Direct Enrollment

This type of program is 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 internships/volunteer work, excursions, and flexible housing options

Program Offerings

Check available programs at the Study Abroad Portal

Not all programs are listed in the portal. If you have a question about a specific program not listed in our database, please contact us so we may review it.


  • 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 a meeting with a Study Abroad Advisor by emailing to discuss your program of interest.
  2. Schedule a meeting with your Academic Advisor to determine how this program will fit into your degree plan.
  3. Once you have met with the Study Abroad and Academic Advisors, apply for the transfer-credit program of your choice in the Study Abroad Portal.
  4. Complete the pre-decision requirements in the Portal.
  5. Once the application is complete, it will be reviewed by a Study Abroad Advisor. If approved, you will be notified through email and asked to confirm your participation and complete your "Post-Decision" requirements, especially your Course Verification Form.
  6. Once you have completed your Course Verification Form, you may apply directly to your program of choice through their website.