TCU has no minimum requirement for GPA or test score to be considered for admission. (See our Testing Policy.) For the class that entered TCU in Fall 2015, the middle 50 percent scored between 1630 and 1900 on the SAT, or between 26 and 30 on the ACT. The median rank in class was in the top 13%.


  • Your application for admission
  • Your nonrefundable application fee
    $40 for freshmen, $50 for international
  • Official high school transcript
    Must be sent from the high school in a sealed and signed envelope
  • Your Essay
    Choose one from any of the prompts provided by the TCU application, the Common Application, or ApplyTexas. Only one essay submission is required.
  • The activities resume
  • Counselor evaluation
  • Teacher evaluation
  • SAT or ACT scores
    TCU College Board code is 6820 and ACT code is 4206, but we welcome self-reported scores e-mailed to Be sure to provide your score on each section or a screen shot of your score report.
    International students in schools where English is not the language of instruction may substitute the TOEFL or IELTS (unless requesting a scholarship).
  • Official college transcripts from each institution attended
  • Your Early Decision Agreement
    Only if you apply Early Decision
  • Interview (optional)
    Interviews are available from the end of the junior year through November 1 of the senior year. Click here for more interview information and options.
  • Freedom of Expression Page or ZeeMee (optional)
    ZeeMee is a free service that allows applicants to use images, videos, and documents to showcase their personality.