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International Undergraduate Requirements

Application Deadlines

To ensure full consideration, all documents and items required for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Office by the deadlines posted below. 

  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Summer: April 15
  • Fall Semester: June 15

Late Arrival Policy

A student must arrive on campus by the start date listed on the I-20 or DS-2019 which is the start date of classes.

The current Change of Semester policy for Undergraduate Admissions is that the application can be moved to a new term if the request is made before an admissions decision has been made or it is requested within 30 days of the original application.  

If the Change of Semester is requested after an admissions decision has been made or 30 days after the original application, the applicant must pay the $145 application fee again. The student may request in writing a wavier for a $100 reduction to the International Programs Office.

Undergraduate Admission Process

Application & Processing Fees

  • Complete the Undergraduate application form at
  • Pay a non-refundable, application-processing fee of $145.00. Make the check, Visa or Master Card payable to Tarleton State University. The Application Fee must be submitted within
  • If you do not see the semester for which you wish to apply, you may have missed the deadline for application.  Applications close 60 days prior to the beginning of the semester.

Transcripts and Test Scores

  • If you are a first time freshmen, you must submit accredited translation and evaluation of your official high school transcript, which includes complete description of courses and overall G.P.A. (Course-by-Course Evaluation. If you have the original Diploma, please include it. 
  • See list of accredited agencies.
Test Scores
  • TOEFL Score: Original test scores (minimum of 523 for Regular TOEFL; 193 for Computerized TOEFL; 69 for Internet-based TOEFL)
  • IELTS Score: 6 minimum
  • ACT: 20 or SAT: 1030Applicants are required to submit scores for either one of these tests.
  • Texas Success Initiative

There are certain conditions that may exempt students from requirements of the TSI law. For more information visit the TSI webpage.

Financial Documentation

  • Affidavit of Support - You must have a reliable financial sponsor. 
  • Bank Statement(s) showing you have enough funds for a full academic year. To obtain a visa from the U.S. Embassy, you must have documented evidence of financial solvency.
Estimated Cost for a Graduate (12 hours = Full-time Enrollment)
$9,004 Tuition and fees 4 courses per semester
$2,000 University Housing shared apartment
$1,769 Meal Plan 10 meals per week
$1,500 Books, Personal expenses  
$14,273 One semester Full-time
X2 One year Full-time Fall and Spring terms
$28,546 Approximate total per year  


  • If you choose to stay in one of our dormitories, fill out the Housing Application and include a $100 check as a deposit which will be refunded when you leave the dorm.
    If you choose to rent a private apartment, you do not need to make a room reservation in a University Dormitory nor is it necessary to send $100 for Room Deposit.

Medical Information

Medical Insurance
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine is required. Submit proof to your Magnus Health account located in your MyGateway.
  • Fees for medical insurance will be charged with tuition at the time of registration after full admission. For more information please visit our Insurance webpage.
    All International students must have valid medical insurance on file with International Programs.
Medical Condition
  • Notification of pre-existing medical conditions requiring special attention or treatment.