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Admission Requirements

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 2025. (See our Testing Policy.) For the class that entered TCU in Fall 2023, the middle 50 percent scored between 1350 and 1428 on the SAT, or between 30 and 33 on the ACT.

More information about high school credit requirements

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.

We require for our students to have:

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 2025.

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.

Applicants to TCU’s nursing major are required to answer these supplemental questions found on an online form that is shared with the student after the TCU application is submitted.  Early Action and Early Decision I students have until November 15 to submit their responses.  Regular Decision and Early Decision II students have until February 15 to submit their responses.
Students who complete by November 1 and select a spring semester as their entry term will be considered for spring admission.