While your academic credentials are most important (applicants should demonstrate high scholastic achievement in their secondary and post-secondary studies), we also consider your talents, leadership potential, and determination to make a difference.

The application procedure varies according to which type of program you are interested in:


In addition to the admission requirements for all students, international students should submit the following if applicable to their situation:

  • National exam results
  • SAT or ACT – For freshman applicants (or transfers with fewer than 24 academic credit hours) whose native language is English or who attend schools where English is the primary language of instruction and all freshmen applying for scholarships.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – For those whose native language is not English. Required scores: 80 (Internet-based TOEFL), 550 (paper-based TOEFL) or 6.5 IELTS. The TOEFL/IELTS may be waived for applicants with strong SAT or ACT scores or for those who have completed at least 24 hours of transferable academic credit (including English composition) from a college in the U.S.
  • Applicants from U.S. high schools or colleges must complete an International Notification of Transfer Form. (click to download)
  • TCU Financial Statement completed by the applicant and the applicant’s sponsor and accompanied by a letter from the sponsor’s bank and employer.

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Students who wish to earn an undergraduate degree from TCU, but who need to improve their English skills first should apply as Intensive English Program students. Click here to begin your application for this program.

Students who are applying for one of TCU’s Exchange Student programs should apply as a Non-degree student. Click here to begin your application for this program.

Forms for International Students

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