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Online Orientation

As an international student, it is important that you are aware of the immigration regulations that may affect your academic status while at Tarleton State University. 

The following groups of international students are required to complete the Online Orientation:

  • New international students under F-1 or J-1 status
  • Current international students who will change their non-immigrant status to F-1 or J-1
  • Current or returning F-1 or J-1 international students who will process a reinstatement or new entry to regain F-1 or J-1 status
  • Returning international students who have taken a leave of absence from Tarleton State University and wish to resume enrollment

The online orientation will be accessible through Blackboard once you have registered for classes under "My Communities." You can access Blackboard through myGateway or by visiting this link:

The online orientation consists of various sections regarding student and academic life, as well as immigration resources and compliance. You will be required to review each section in the given order and complete a quiz at the end of the orientation with a passing grade of 80% or higher to receive credit for this orientation requirement. 

Failure to complete the Online Orientation will result in a hold being placed in your records and you will not be able to register for classes the next semester.