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Home Schooled or Non-Accredited High School Graduates

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Home Schooled or Non-Accredited High School Graduates

First Time Freshman entering Tarleton directly from a Texas high school not accredited by the Texas Education Agency or any Home Schooled Students.

Special Requirements for Admission

Will Be Admitted May Be Considered
SAT*=1110 or ACT=24 SAT*=950-1100 or ACT=20-23
  • Statements from the school about ranking and curriculum equivalent to recommended or advanced program will be considered.
  • Home schooled students must provide proof of curriculum completed from an agency or teacher.
  • The home school transcript must be notarized.

Students must also meet the Uniform Admission Policy (UAP) requirements as stated below.

*SAT total consists of Critical Reading (Verbal) and Math only.

State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy (UAP)

The Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 requires that all students meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible to be considered for admission to a Texas Four-Year Public Institution.

  1. Successfully complete the recommended or advanced high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or
  2. Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs; or
  3. Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT or SAT assessment.
    • SAT - 1500 out of 2400 (Critical Reading, Math AND Writing)
    • ACT - 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Math and 24 Science

Students applying to Tarleton State University from a non-Texas public high school are required to submit a completed high school certification form along with your high school transcript.  Please select one of the forms listed below, download the form to complete and return to:

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

For questions on which form to complete, please contact Admissions at or 254-968-9123.

Texas Schools (including Private or Home Schools):

Out-of-state High School Students:

Requirements are subject to changes outlined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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