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International and Transfer Students at TCU

Transfer students make a meaningful impact on TCU's campus! Many students transfer after earning associates degrees, completing military service or realizing that the college they chose just doesn't feel like home. Though no two transfer students will have identical journeys, there are a few ways to figure out if you're ready to apply to TCU.

View TCU's full transfer requirements
View TCU's Transfer Guide

Veterans are automatically considered transfer applicants.
TCU is proud to be part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which means we guarantee a 100 percent tuition benefit for eligible veterans under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. We also waive application fees for veterans. For those transferring with less than 24 credits, your high school will need to submit your official transcripts.

Otherwise, you'll need 12 credit hours taken during a long semester.
If you have graduated from high school or earned your GED, you'll need at least 12 credit hours taken at a regionally accredited college during a spring or fall semester. Note that developmental courses won't count toward those 12 hours. If you're planning to transfer, keep in mind that we require a total of 58 semester hours completed to earn a TCU degree, regardless of how many credit hours you transferred in with. And we'll credit a maximum of 66 hours from another accredited institution toward your TCU degreeUse our transfer equivalency tool to get a sense for which courses will transfer. We ask for official transcripts from every college or university a student has attended, including dual credit and institutions must submit those directly to us.   

You'll need to meet academic requirements.
We require a minimum GPA of 2.7 on transferable academic coursework, though some programs such as nursing and business have separate academic requirements. We review each application on an individual basis and in most cases, place greater emphasis on your more recent coursework. SAT/ACT scores are optional for transfer applicants with less than 24 completed transferable hours.

International students will need additional documents.
For students whose native language is not English, we require demonstrated English proficiency. We accept many tests, including the Duolingo English test offered online. This requirement 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. We also require a TCU financial statement to be completed by international transfer applicants and their sponsor.

You'll need to be in good standing with any previous institutions.
We must receive the Disciplinary Standing Form from each institution you attended as part of your admission application to TCU.  This form provides us the necessary information pertaining to any disciplinary history and standing at other institutions of higher education.