If you are thinking about applying to Tarleton, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 1 and the fee for the application is $50.
Here is an overiew of some of Tarleton's admissions stats.
|Tarleton 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||10%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||46%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||26.9%|
These are the application deadlines for Tarleton State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 15||––|
Tarleton does not offer early decision
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Tarleton State University is moderately difficult.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Tarleton has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Tarleton during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with Tarleton for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Tarleton, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Tarleton's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Tarleton has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 91.5% submitted a class rank. At Tarleton 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 25% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.
At Tarleton State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Tarleton directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Tarleton considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Tarleton is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 46% of Tarleton's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 26.9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Tarleton applicants, you should aim to score between 970 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Tarleton 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Tarleton students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Tarleton students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
To be most competitive at Tarleton, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Tarleton's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Tarleton students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.
For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Tarleton.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Tarleton during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Tarleton?
❌ Students who are admitted to Tarleton must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Tarleton accept transfer credits?
✅ Tarleton accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Tarleton accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Tarleton accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Tarleton accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Tarleton?
✅ Tarleton is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Tarleton's acceptance rate?
✅ Tarleton's acceptance rate is 56%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Tarleton?
❌ Tarleton does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Tarleton? Tarleton is a somewhat selective institution. The Tarleton acceptance rate is 56%. This means that the institution accepts 55 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Tarleton is Aug 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tarleton is Aug 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
23 and Above
18 to 23
18 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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