Step-by-Step Guide

Follow the guide below to learn more about the steps necessary to transfer to TCU in the spring semester.

What Do I Do?When Do I Do This?Questions? Ask:
1. Submit an Application:

The application requires a 300 word essay and a $50 application fee (waived for Veterans, First Generation College Students, and Phi Theta Kappa members). You may apply online. The application for the spring term is available August 1, 2018. If you applied within the previous year, you can quickly reactivate your application.
As soon as possible between August 1, 2018 and December 1, 2018.
Office of Admission
2. Submit Required Documents

These include your essay, official college transcript separately from every college you have attended, and high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores (if you have less than 24 hours of transferable college credit). For more details, click here.

As soon as possible between August 1, 2018 and December 1,
Office of Admission
3. File Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS PROFILE

Find the applications online : CSS Profile | FAFSA

For all financial aid including federal and state aid, and TCU private need-based financial aid.
FAFSA and CSS Profile for spring 2019 are now available for submission. Send both to TCU ASAP.Office of Financial Aid
4. Receive an Admission Decision

Your admissions decision will arrive by email and/or mail to the address you provided on your application.
4 weeks after
submitting application
and ALL required documents.
Transfer Admission Counselors
Office of Admission
5. Receive your TCU Transfer Credit Articulation Report

If accepted, you’ll receive a link to this report in the admission email and paper copy in the admission package. This report will show you how your credits transfer to TCU for elective and core requirements. Bring the paper copy of the transfer credit report with you to your advising appointment or to orientation, if you plan to be advised for classes at Orientation, January 10, 2019.
When you receive an acceptance notification, or after acceptance when your first semester official college transcript is received in the Office of Admission.Transfer Admission Counselors
Office of Admission
6. Create a profile on the portal

Create your user name and password, using the TCU ID emailed to you after your admission decision was sent by the Office of Admission.
Once you have received your TCU ID after admission.
Office of Admission
7. Receive your Transfer Academic Scholarship Award Letter

Awarded to transfer students who are qualified with a minimum of 3.25 GPA and 27 transferable hours. Dual credit college courses are included in the hours and GPA used for transfer scholarships. Military veterans with 100% tuition covered under the Post 9-11 GI Bill, will not be awarded a transfer academic scholarship.
When you receive an acceptance notification, or at the end of the semester when your final grades are reviewed for scholarship and you then qualify with a minimum of 3.25 GPA and 27 transferable hours.Transfer Admission Counselors
Office of Admission
8. Submit Statement of Good Disciplinary Standing

This form is linked into your email acceptance, printed in your admit package, and found on our website.

As soon as are certain you are going to attend TCU. Must be completed BEFORE you register for Classes and/or BEFORE you attend
Office of Admission
9. Schedule your Individual Academic Advising Appointment

Contact the academic department staff to make your appointment: Academic Department Directory. Bring your TCU Transfer Credit Articulation Report to this appointment. Academic advising is required for transfer students, and advisors must remove the hold on your account after the appointment.
Advising must be completed BEFORE you are able to register for classes. Class enrollment opens the first Wednesday in December at 9 am CST for sophomore and junior transfers (with 2 or more long semesters of college after high school). First-semester freshman transfers, are REQUIRED to be advised and enroll in classes at orientation, January 10, 2019. Academic Department Administrative Assistant Staff: Academic Department Directory

10. Receive a Financial Aid Package on

Financial aid packages are sent only to students who have been admitted and filed their FAFSA and CSS Profile with TCU. If you have filed your FAFSA and CSS Profile, you can expect to receive a financial aid package by email 3-4 weeks after receiving your acceptance letter.
3-4 weeks after receiving your acceptance letter or after you receive your Transfer Academic Scholarship, if you qualify.Office of Financial Aid
11. Pay your $900 Enrollment Non-refundable Deposit on

Your $900 deposit is not refundable—it confirms that you plan to enroll at TCU. This is a credit toward your tuition. To pay your deposit, go to If you are a qualifying veteran under the Post 9-11 GI Bill, you may submit this form to request to waive your $900 deposit into your veteran benefits:
When you are absolutely certain you are going to attend TCU. There is no deadline to deposit for transfer students. However, the deposit must be paid before you can enroll in classes or register for orientation and frog camp. The first day of class is January 14, 2019.Transfer Admission Counselors
Office of Admission
12. Apply for Housing

If you are interested in on-campus housing, please indicate on at the time you submit your enrollment deposit. After your meningitis form is received by the health center, you will receive “the housing application” from Housing and Residence Life in your TCU email account at, which uses the same username and password as
At the time you pay your Enrollment Deposit to TCU.Office of Housing and Residence Life
13. Register for Orientation –

Orientation is recommended for all new transfers but REQUIRED for all first-semester freshman spring transfers. During Orientation, January 10, 2019, you will meet other students transferring to TCU, learn about the core and TCU student resources, meet with an advisor, enroll in classes, get your TCU photo ID card and much more.
Opening mid-November and closing Monday,
January 7, 2019 at 5 pm CST.
Student Development Services
14. Register for Frog Camp Tundra January 11-13 on

Created for incoming transfer students in the Spring semester. There are transfer small groups incorporated. You will meet new friends, learn about TCU traditions, and connect with faculty and staff partners. Optional but highly recommended.
Opening mid-November, 2018 open until space allows. Free of charge. Cancellation fee may apply.Student Development Services
15. Submit Meningitis Vaccine Records to the TCU Heath Center

If 22 years of age or younger,, click Meningitis Requirement
As soon as are certain you are going to attend TCU. Must be completed before you enroll in classes, before you attend Orientation, and before you are able to submit the housing application.Health Center
Phone 817-257-7940
Fax: 817-257-7279
16. Register for spring classes online at

Located online at under the Student Center (if you are transferring in with more than one long semester after high school graduation).
Beginning 9am CST December 5, 2018 through first day of class, January 14, 2019. First-semester freshman spring transfers, will be REQUIRED to register for spring classes at Orientation on January 10,
Office of Admission