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Deferred Decision

Frequently Asked Questions

Being deferred to Regular Decision puts you in a state of limbo. You have waited several months to learn of an admission decision and now we have asked you to wait a bit longer. Like many students, you may wonder what happens next. We hope the information that follows answers some of the questions you may have.


Students who accept the offer to defer their decision will learn their admission status in mid-March.

First and foremost, you must accept your deferral status in the MyTCU Portal. You are required to submit your fall semester grades. If you believe additional test scores will enhance your academic profile, you may upload them through the portal.

The number of students admitted varies from year-to-year. In recent years, we have admitted several hundred deferred students.

We always welcome students to visit campus, but do not formally interview students.

Yes. Students do have the option to request a change in major through the defer acceptance form or on the myTCU portal. 

Yes, we use the same scholarship criteria for students who are admitted from the Regular Decision and Early Decision II rounds as we do in our earlier rounds.

Yes. Remember that to maximize financial aid opportunities you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE by the February 1 Priority Deadline.

Yes. As a reminder, Early Decision II is a binding decision and requires the Early Decision Agreement form that must be submitted by February 1. If you have indicated on your application that you are applying for financial aid, the CSS Profile is also a required document to be considered for admission.