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First-Year Student

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To officially join the Horned Frog family, there are a few tasks you’ll need to complete.

Admitted First-Year Student Checklist

Placing your $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit lets us know you’re planning to join us. You must do this before you can complete the other items.

 Pay Enrollment Deposit

After you make your enrollment deposit, you'll receive your TCU ID Number and be able to register on the myTCU portal (my.tcu.edu). The myTCU portal is the primary account resource for all students. This registration will also give you access to your TCU email.

Register on the myTCU Portal

Sign up for classes and learn about student life while staying in the residence halls during orientation.
 Meet your new best friends in a number of different locations. Texas Frog Camps are free! If you’re participating in Panhellenic sorority recruitment, we strongly encourage you to attend a June orientation and a June or July Frog Camp (not Orientation 11 or Frog Camp 7 due to overlap in time).
 About half of our undergraduate students live on campus, so you’ll find good company and lively atmospheres in our 37 unique residence halls—all within walking distance of classes and everything else happening on campus.
  • Housing Application — Available May 1- June 15 after vaccination records have been accepted. Submit via your my.tcu.edu account.
  • Housing Selection — General Housing Selection starts July 1 (some students will still be assigned extended housing). *Extended housing room selection will not happen for students entering in fall 2020. We will have one room selection for incoming first-year students on Wednesday, July 1.*
  • Post-Selection Assignments & Waitlist — If you’re waitlisted or need to change your housing assignment, you can submit housing requests via email to housing@tcu.edu July 2 - August 1. The Housing Staff will be working on them until move-in.

Office of Housing & Residential Life

 

  • Housing Application open from May 1 to June 15
  • General Housing Selection begins July 1
  • Housing Staff will begin to accept housing requests July 2 - August 1

There are several opportunities for admitted students to learn more about TCU on our campus. Students should go to the myTCU Portal to register for any of the events listed below. If your schedule won’t allow you to attend, we offer daily campus visits twice a day, Monday through Friday.

Frog Shadow
Frog Shadow offers an opportunity for students to meet one-on-one with a current student as a more personalized introduction to TCU. It includes a tour through the host’s favorite spots on campus, a classroom visit, and lunch in our main on-campus eatery. About 3 hours.

Experience TCU
This full-day program includes breakfast and lunch, a tour of the campus and/or a tour of the City of Fort Worth, a mock lecture with a TCU professor in your preferred college, and special interest sessions including campus life, financial aid, and study abroad opportunities. About 7.5 hours.

Whether you’re coming to TCU from down the street or around the world, we want to help make your first year successful. That’s why we offer Academic Orientation, Frog Camp and the Connections program.

Student Development Services

More Resources for TCU Students

TCU is a welcoming community that embraces diversity in all of its forms. Our truly global campus is home to students from 71 countries, and 17 student organizations are dedicated to multicultural and social justice causes.

Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services 

International Students Support

Our 200+ student organizations give you more to do than you'll have time for. Lead in student government, worship your own way, work for the school paper, play on an intramural team, cheer with the HyperFrogs or sing in the choir. Or do all of the above. Interest categories include:

  • Academic
  • Business
  • Cultural
  • Housing & Residential Life
  • Military
  • Performing Arts
  • Religious
  • Service
  • Social Justice
  • Special Interest
  • Spiritual
  • Student Governance

Student Activities

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