Because TCU is a selective university, we are able to consider all credentials, both academic and extracurricular, as well as teacher and counselor evaluations, when reviewing an application for admission.
TCU has no minimum requirement for GPA or test score to be considered for admission. TCU is test optional for applicants through 2024. (See our Testing Policy.) For the class that entered TCU in Fall 2021, the middle 50 percent scored between 1200 and 1380 on the SAT, or between 28 and 32 on the ACT.
Through several methods, above-average students may earn academic credit for college-level learning by taking an examination in the appropriate area. Read more about college credit, including TCU’s Advanced Placement, CLEP, Portfolio Assessment, Advanced Standing Examinations, IB, Conference Examinations and Audition Examinations.
4 credits English
3 credits Mathematics
3 credits Science
1 should be a lab – (biology or chemistry). We will consider the credit in physical science
3 credits Social Studies
2 credits Language Other Than English
2 credits Academic Electives
TCU is test optional for applicants through 2024.
We do not set minimum SAT Reasoning or ACT scores for consideration for admission. TCU superscores both the ACT and SAT, meaning we can take your best section scores from different test dates, and combine them for one terrific superscore. TCU College Board code is 6820 and ACT code is 4206.