You have choices for when and how you apply!
TCU offers four applications and four deadline rounds for first-year admission. It's up to you to decide when you'd like to apply. Our first deadline for Early Decision I and Early Action is November 1 and students receive a decision by January 1. Our second deadline for Early Decision II and Regular Decision is February 1 and applicants receive a decision by April 1. We accept four different applications for first-year admission and again, you get to choose which one works best for you.
Transfer students will use the TCU application, with the exception of nursing applicants, who will use the Nursing CAS application. For domestic students, our spring transfer deadline is November 1 and fall transfer deadline is June 1. Get more info on transfer applications and deadlines here.
Take a deep breath!
College search and applications can be a stressful and exciting time for students and their families. This may be one of the biggest decisions of your life so far and it's easy to get overwhelmed. That's why we're here to help. You can reach out to your TCU admission counselor, send us an email, plan a visit or check out virtual resources.
We review everyone's completed application.
We look for academically strong students who will succeed at TCU. That said, we review applicants holistically, meaning we consider you as a whole applicant, rather than focusing on any one factor of your application. TCU has no minimum requirement for GPA or test score to be considered for admission and we review every single completed application. View our first-year and transfer application checklists to learn what you'll need to submit for a completed application.
- Can you change an Early Action application once you're deferred to Early Decision II? - 13:51
- What percent of the first-year class is admitted through Early Decision? - 16:08
- Do Early Decision students have access to scholarships? - 18:33
- When will we hear about admission decisions for the November 1 deadline? - 19:35
- If applying to a direct major, for example nursing, and are denied or deferred, can you indicate interest to attend TCU with a different major? - 21:01
- What do you look for the most in the application from students? - 22:35
- Are there certain days when application fees are waived? - 25:38
- Are the admission requirements different for the Early Admission Masters Program? - 26:35
- What does the out-of-state acceptance rate look like? - 30:18
- I already applied, what are other ways I can show demonstrated interest? -31:10
- When do most transfer students hear about admission? - 34:12
- Is there a separate application process for the Neeley School of Business? - 36:27
- What are good qualities to have in the John V. Roach Honors College supplemental essay? - 39:18
- Does TCU allow students to submit a resume? - 41:09
- What should students do to show their strength when GPA is a little bit low? - 42:24
- Can you be deferred from Early Decision or are you only accepted or denied? - 44:32
- Is there any consideration for an applicant who has siblings at TCU and/is a child of an alum? - 46:00
- If you don't submit an SAT/ACT can you still receive scholarships? Are you judged the same as those who submit scores? - 47:31
- May a student transfer from a non-nursing major to nursing after their first year? - 48:54
- When do you declare your major? Is it possible to switch between schools within TCU once you're there? - 49:55
- Does TCU value Christian values and is it open-minded to other religions? - 51:57
- Does the number of applicants applying from the same high school/state affect the consideration of applications from that high school/state? - 54:04
- Are there scholarships beyond need or academic? - 55:41
- How do we add new information to an application? - 56:55
- How impactful is the writing to admissions compared to GPA and extracurriculars? - 59:13