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High School Applicants

Students graduating from a Texas public high school accredited by the Texas Education Agency, a Texas non-public school accredited by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, or an out-of-state public or private high school.

Freshmen Admissions Requirements

 Please review rank and high school curriculum requirements below to determine your admission decision:

Class RankHigh School CurriculumAdmission Decision
Top 50%
(50-100 Percentile)
Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foundation High School Program including Algebra II or higherAutomatic Admission
25-49%Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foundation High School Program including Algebra II or higher (students not completing Algebra II or higher will be considered)Individual Review


SAT/ACT scores are not required for an admission decision but encouraged for those seeking scholarships. For students being considered for admission under individual review, ACT/SAT scores could assist in the decision process.

Early Admission Consideration
Students who rank in the top 50% and have completed their junior year may submit an official high school transcript for early admission consideration.

High School Curriculum Requirements

Tarleton requires successful completion of the Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foundation High School Program (Foundation with an Endorsement including Algebra II).

The Foundation with an Endorsement without Algebra II may be considered under an individual review process.

  • Old SAT total consists of Critical Reading (Verbal) + Math only. New SAT total (March 2016 forward) consists of Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math.
  • The writing component can be submitted but it is not required.
  • Applicants not meeting requirements for guaranteed admission may be reviewed on an individual basis.

Transcripts

Students must request their high school send their official transcript to us. We accept official transcripts via the following methods: 

Electronically through: 

  • Parchment/Naviance
  • TREX (Texas high schools only)
  • eScrip using [email protected] 
  • eScribbles
  • Credentials
  • Xello
  • Overgrad
  • Greenlight
  • Scoir

Emailed officially from the high school to [email protected] 

Mailed in a sealed envelope from the high school to (must contain school representative signature and school seal): 

Tarleton State University
Undergraduate Admissions
Box T-0030
Stephenville, TX 76402

Students must request their official dual credit transcript(s) be sent to us. Dual credit is only awarded from the official college transcript.

We accept official transcripts via the following methods:

Electronically through (provide [email protected] if a recipient email is requested): 

  • Parchment
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Speede/EDI
  • Greenlight
  • Escrip

Emailed officially from the institution to [email protected]

Mailed in a sealed envelope to: 
Tarleton State University
Undergraduate Admissions
Box T-0030
Stephenville, TX 76402

 Students must request official transcripts sent to us from every college or university attended or admission may be denied. Faxed transcripts are not considered official.

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