February Facebook Live with Dean Einstein
Dean Einstein answered questions about connecting with our admission office in a live chat. Watch the entire video and check out tips on how much you should connect with your counselor, the best way to ask your questions and what demonstrated interest really means at TCU.
Every applicant is assigned an admission counselor and they're here to help.
Our counselors travel to high schools and community colleges all over the world (in person and virtually) to help students through the application process. Check out our website to find your counselor. We want to get to know you as much as you want to get to know TCU, because our counselors will review your application. That isn't the case for admission counselors at every university.
Demonstrated interest at TCU is only designed to help applicants.
Generally speaking, demonstrated interest is how you show a university your sincere desire to be there. Universities measure and use this in different ways, but for TCU, demonstrated interest can only help an applicant. When you complete actions like campus visits, filling out forms, reading our emails, scheduling appointments with academic departments and attend college fairs, these all count toward demonstrated interest.
At TCU, you don't need a high demonstrated interest to be admitted. If you're a great student and a leader outside the classroom, you'll be competitive for admission. We think it will only help you to decide if a college is right for you by completing these actions so you can learn more about campus life and academics.
Use communication to aid your college admission process.
We want to learn more about you through your application so we can evaluate whether you would be a valuable addition to our TCU community. We also hope that you communicate and interact with us not to check a box, but to find out more about TCU and why our community could be a valuable part of your journey. We hope you check out our website, schedule an in-person visit, view our virtual resources and contact us with your questions. We're always happy to welcome you and help you through the admission process!
- Should we email again if we never received a response? - 19:20
- How can we update our class rank if we receive them after the application deadline? - 22:06
- When will we hear back from admissions if we submitted an application? - 23:20
- Do counselors review all applications or is a software program used to review the large volume of applications? - 24:47
- If I was deferred from Early Action and submitted fall grades, what else can I do? - 27:57
- If I was deferred but switched to Early Decision II, will that help with admission? - 32:02
- Is there any chance to speak to someone from my desired major? - 33:42
- If I sent a letter or message to my counselor, should I follow up by phone? - 35:34
- Is there a formal interview when applying? - 37:06
- Is there a difference between Saturday and weekday visits? - 40:27
- If I applied Regular Decision, is it still possible to switch to Early Decision II? - 42:33
- Is a student's social media taken into consideration during the application process? - 45:51
- I took a reduced class load this year due to health issues. Will this negatively affect my admission decision? - 47:59
- When is the appropriate time to reach out to my admission counselor as a junior? - 48:51
- Did Early Decision applicants get deferred? - 49:41
- As a transfer applicant, what is the best way to show TCU is your first choice without the Early Decision option? - 50:50
- How much do letters of recommendation help if you were deferred and then submit them in addition to fall grades? - 53:52
- Should I submit letters of recommendation even though they're not required as a transfer applicant? - 55:15
- As an international student, we don't have the chance to visit campus or go to college fairs. What are other ways we can get in touch more with TCU? - 55:56
- Does TCU offer scholarships beyond merit scholarships? - 58:06