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Tarleton: Waco


With a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1, Tarleton offers small class sizes and personal attention from faculty. A variety of high quality, affordable undergraduate, and graduate degree options gives you the know-how you need to reach your educational and professional goals. Classes are offered days, nights, weekends, or online to accommodate your needs and schedule. You’ve already started down the pathway to your degree. Finish your journey by becoming a Tarleton Texan.

What you need to apply as an undergraduate

  • Submit application
  • Official college transcripts from every regionally accredited institution you have attended
  • Any other items requested by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on application answers

ApplyTexas applicant type: U.S. Transfer

Undergraduate admission to Tarleton Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, RELLIS-Bryan, and Global Online requires a minimum of 30 transferable hours, a 2.0 GPA, and TSI complete status. These transfer locations only offer upper-division courses. If your degree requires additional lower-level courses, some may be available online, but you may also need to complete courses at another institution and transfer them to Tarleton. Financial Aid Consortiums with Tarleton’s community college partners are available to assist with the cost of dual enrollment.

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Tarleton offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the region! Explore Financial Aid and Scholarships. Tarleton makes earning your degree affordable with low-cost tuition and fees and by providing students more than $106 million in financial aid each year.

Visit to submit an application for Federal Student Aid.

Available Degree Programs

Tarleton State University has flexible class options both in-person and online. 

* Please note: Only upper-level courses are offered (lower level courses can be transferred)

What credits will transfer?

Transfer Information Sessions

We offer online Transfer Information Sessions that are led by one of our Admission Counselors. We will review Tarleton transfer requirements, programs offered, frequently asked questions, academic advising, financial aid, scholarships and more. These virtual sessions are available to students that are interested in attending any of our campus locations.

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About Waco Campus

If you are seeking an affordable way to complete your bachelor's or master's degree in Waco, look no further than Tarleton State University at McLennan Community College.

Tarleton State University - Waco serves over 1,000 students in 30 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs at the McLennan Community College University Center.

Exciting fields like nursing, criminal justice, psychology, social work, education, business and computer information systems are among the many programs offered. Classes are offered evenings, days, weekends and online – convenient for a diverse population of working adults.