Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to TCU. Whew. Breathe a sigh of relief, pat yourself on the back and take time to celebrate. But wait – now what? We have some tips to guide you through next steps to making TCU your official college home!
Still making your decision or want to visit to catch the excitement on campus? We offer in-person events just for admitted students and registration is available in your MyTCU portal. When you visit, talk to students, faculty, staff and families in our community to get a real sense of what life is like in the classroom and around campus.
Pay your commitment depositby May 1.
Pay your $500 nonrefundable commitment deposit by May 1 at 5:00 pm CDT to let us you officially plan to attend TCU!
Please keep in mind that the commitment deposit is due by January 15 for Early Decision I and April 1 for Early Decision II. If you’re still waiting on financial aid information or have an extenuating circumstance, please contact us as soon as possible so we can assess your situation.
Submit your health records and explore health insurance.
Check out student health requirements and submit your records on our Health Center website. There, you can also explore insurance options and requirements for undergraduates.
Register for First-Year Experience Programs.
At Frog Camp, you’ll make unforgettable memories in exciting destinations. You’ll make new friends at late night dance parties and talk through what to expect from college life with student mentors. Texas Frog Camps are free!
At orientation, you’ll meet with your academic advisor, sign up for classes and learn about student life while staying in residence halls with new fellow Frogs. Registration for Frog Camp and orientation is available in the portal on April 6 at 4:00 pm (CDT), but only for students who have made their commitment deposit.
Apply for and select your housing options and select a meal plan.
The housing application is open May 1-June 10 and can be completed after vaccination records have been accepted. Check out the housing website to check out first-year residence halls. It helps to answer the lifestyle questionnaire honestly, especially if you don’t already know who you’ll room with. Our housing staff uses answers from your survey to match up roommates or you can choose your own roommate. Many new students seek out a roommate on Instagram or ZeeMee.
Housing selection will take place on June 25 for students who have completed the housing application. You’ll request the exact residence hall and room you’d like, so do your research beforehand and have roommate selections ready to go! Many of our students do choose to let TCU pick their roommate and we are great at matching new best friends. If you’re waitlisted or need to change your housing assignment, you can request to do so through my.tcu.edu.
As for dining, TCU has 13 on-campus eateries, so you'll have countless options to fuel up for classes. All first-year and sophomore students living on campus are required to have a meal plan and you’ll select one through your my.tcu.edu account. Check out meal plan options and dining locations on the Dining Services website.