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First-time Freshmen Applicants

If you are about to graduate or have already graduated from high school or have received your GED and have not attended a post-secondary institution for one long semester (i.e. fall or spring) after high school, then you are considered a first-time freshman.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines for Freshmen
TermEnforced Deadline
SpringDecember 10
SummerJune 1
FallAugust 1
Undergraduate International Freshman and Transfer Students
TermDeadline
FallJune 15
SpringNovember 1
Summer March 15
 Deadlines vary for International Freshmen.

Application and Admission Requirements

Freshmen applicants are categorized into one of the following classifications. Please review special requirements for your classification:

First-time freshman who has graduated from a Texas public high school, a Texas non-public school accredited by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, or an out-of-state public or private high school.

See all High School Requirements.

First-time freshman who did not graduate from high school and has a high school equivalency diploma.

Learn more about GED/HiSET/TASC (High School Equivalency Diploma) Requirements.

First-time freshman entering Tarleton directly from a Texas high school not accredited by the Texas Education Agency or Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, who has been homeschooled.

View more information about Homeschool/Non-accredited Requirements.

First-time freshman entering Tarleton directly from a Texas public high school accredited by the Texas Education Agency or a Texas non-public school accredited by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission.

View more information about International Baccalaureate Requirements.

First-time freshman entering Tarleton from a foreign high school or from a U.S. high school with a visa.

Learn more about International Freshman Requirements.

On-Demand Events

Watch past virtual events at any time to learn more about popular topics and get answers to common questions. Our most popular past events include:

  • Admission Application Workshops
  • Paying for College Q & A Series
  • FAFSA Application Workshops
  • On-Campus Living Q & A
  • Current Student Panels
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