June 1, is the deadline for submitting your tuition deposit and notifying us of your decisions
regarding admission, scholarships, financial aid and housing. If you applied Early
Decision, your tuition deposit is due two weeks from the date you received your admission
While early decision and early action both provide a quick response to our most interested
students, early decision applicants are bound to attend TCU if admitted, and must
withdraw applications to any other colleges. Early action students, however, are not
obligated to attend, and still have until May 1 to decide whether or not TCU is the
right university for them.
Early Decision applicants must also submit a CSS/Financial Aid profile if they intend to apply for financial aid if admitted to TCU.
Students whose first choice is TCU ought to consider applying early decision as this
is the surest way to demonstrate your desire to be a TCU student.
This can vary from year to year. We plan to admit students who best fit our community
regardless of when or how they apply.
Yes. Students may apply to other colleges while their application to TCU is under
review. Once offers of admission are extended, admitted students are required to withdraw
applications from other colleges, or decline offers of admission previously extended
to them via a rolling application process.
Students admitted under our early decision plan are contractually obligated to attend
TCU. If an admitted student backs out of that commitment, he or she may not apply
to TCU under any other admission plan.
In addition to an offer of admission, there are two possible outcomes. Students may
be denied admission to TCU or their applications may be deferred to the regular decision
pool. If an early decision application is deferred, the student is released from the
obligation to attend TCU if he or she is ultimately admitted.
Yes. Our merit scholarship criteria are the same for all students, regardless of when
they submit an application. This includes early decision applicants interested in
our full-tuition Chancellor’s Scholarship.
Because financial aid awards will not be made prior to admission decisions, students
who apply early decision should have the financial security to commit to TCU.
Students who complete by November 1 and select a spring semester as their entry term will be considered for spring admission.