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Release of Information

Under the "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974" the following is designated as directory information and may be made public unless the student desires to withhold all or any portion of it:

  • Student's Name
  • Degrees & Academic Honors received
  • Dates of attendance
  • Major field of study
  • Military service status
  • Student Type
  • Mailing address
  • Classification
  • Most recent previous educational institutions attended
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports

Any student wishing to withhold this information should complete the Directory Information Release Restriction Form.  Students may fax this form to the Registrar's Office at 254-968-9389 or submit the form to the Registrar's Office located in the Administration building.  Students may contact the Registrar's Office at 254-968-9417 or for information regarding the Privacy and Release of Personal Information.

Textbook Information

The Tarleton Campus Store (located in the Barry B. Thompson Student Center) is a great source for student savings!  With the largest selection of used books and digital titles (as available) the Tarleton Campus Store stocks every book for every course offered at Tarleton State University, and offers easy purchase options.  Students can shop in the bookstore or online.  The Tarleton Campus Store accepts cash, checks, credit cards, Texan Bucks and student financial aid.  And, during finals week, students can get cash back for their unwanted textbooks by selling them back.  

 A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer (Texas Higher Education Code 51.9705; 19 TAC 4.215).

Clery Act

Tarleton State University is dedicated to providing a safe and secure campus environment where meaningful education can take place.  Information listed in the Tarleton State University Annual Security Report has been prepared to ensure Tarleton State University is in compliance with the federal guidelines under the Clery Act.

Update Personal Information

Currently enrolled students who have changed their names should fill out a name change form under Student Forms and submit it to the Registrar's Office for processing.  Proper documentation (marriage certificate, divorce decree, etc) must be submitted with the permanent record update form as required by the Registrar's Office.

Currently enrolled students may change their mailing address by logging into myGateway.

Official notification and accurate reporting of a student's name and mailing address is necessary for proper identification of student records, and the mailing of correspondence, grade reports, graduation information, etc.

Services for Students with Disabilities

The policy of Tarleton State University is to comply with the American with Disabilities Act and other federal, and local laws.  Applicants for admission are not required to disclose disability status in the admission process.  Information related to a disability that has been released to the Center for Access and Academic Testing is not used in the admission review process.

Students with disabilities may request appropriate accommodations by contacting the Center for Access and Academic Testing in the Mathematics building, room 201, at 254-968-9400, or

Formal accommodation requests cannot be made until the student has been admitted to Tarleton.  However, students are encouraged to make initial contact well in advance of this time to clarify documentation requirements and to allow time to arrange possible accommodations.