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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a degree plan?
All students must have a degree plan in order to be considered for graduation. The catalog of the academic year you were first granted admission is your official contract. However, since courses are selected by you and approved by your advisor to fulfill degree requirements, the degree plan is the official record of courses taken that will apply toward your declared degree program. Consult with your advisor to ensure accurate records of all courses transferred from other institutions and course substitutions.
How do I file for graduation?
Application for Graduation must be submitted online through myGateway/DuckTrax by the date stated in the University calendar.
How can I get a copy of the thesis manual?
Copies of the TSU Thesis Manual are available online.
If I did not attend Tarleton for one semester how do I register for classes?
If a student has not attended Tarleton for one semester and wishes to return they need to fill out a Graduate Student Reactivation Form. This is only for students who have not graduated and are returning under the same major as before.
How do I register for classes if I have not attended Tarleton for one year?
In order for a student to return to Tarleton after not attending for one year they must submit a new application for admission along with the $30 application fee.
What tuition rate do I pay as a graduate assistant?
Out-of-state graduate students are eligible to pay in state tuition and fee rates under any one of the following criteria.
Employment as a GA with:
- GA assistantship in any category except GA non-teaching
- Scholarship award of $1000
- Military Service (See a VA Counselor)
As a graduate student what honors can I graduate with? Cum laude? Magna cum laude?
Graduate Students are expected to maintain a high level of academic performance; therefore, no academic honors are bestowed upon graduation.