A transfer student is defined as one who has been out of high school for at least one full semester and has attempted college or university work for credit or has served in the military.

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Special consideration will be given to admission of students with special talents whose application profiles diverge from the general population of students admitted and enrolled, including, but not limited to, artists, athletes, dancers, musicians, poets, and others who demonstrate exceptional ability or potential in their chosen academic, athletic or other area of interest. Special Talent admission decisions will be made by committees or admission officers empowered by the Chancellor.

Students admitted to the University will receive, with their letter of admission, a transcript evaluation sheet listing all transferable courses. A course listed as “transferable” on the transcript evaluation is not necessarily applicable or acceptable under certain degree programs.

No more than 66 hours from a community college may be credited toward a bachelor’s degree, and no course transferred from a community college may be used to satisfy the TCU advanced-hour requirement. No more than 8 semester hours of physical education activity courses may be applied toward graduation requirements.

The Office of Admission maintains records of each applicant’s phone calls, visits, interviews, and correspondence. This communication from the applicant, and genuine passion for TCU, are considered when evaluating demonstrated interest. In some cases, demonstrated interest may be used in favor of the applicant.

All admitted transfer students must submit the Statement of Good Disciplinary Standing before they are allowed to enroll in classes. You may download the form from here.

Note: Students transferring to TCU must present a record of all transfer work for evaluation to the Office of Admission for approval by the appropriate academic dean prior to their enrollment in the University. Transfer coursework not presented prior to enrollment may not be counted toward a degree.


Applicants with veteran status enjoy a waived application fee. As a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program – TCU guarantees 100% tuition benefit for veterans who are eligible under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Click here for more information.

After enrolling at TCU

  1. All students must receive prior written approval of the academic dean of their major if they wish to take courses at another institution and have those courses count toward a degree at TCU. Coursework taken without prior written approval may not be applied to a degree.
  2. No more than 12 total semester hours, except those earned in an approved study abroad program, may be transferred from other schools.
  3. No credit may be transferred from a community college once 54 cumulative semester hours have been earned.
Transfer Academic Requirements