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This Is Where It All Starts. Apply.

Ready for a life journey grounded in personal attention and opportunities? You’ll never know how the TCU experience will propel your future until you take the next step. We look forward to learning more about you.

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I’m in high school and going to college for the first time.

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I’m applying from another college.


I’m a veteran or I’ve not been to college.


I encourage people to apply. TCU is an amazing school. It’s made way more possible than I thought any college could do for me.

Josiah Snowden ’20Pre-med major from Lake Travis, Texas
1150-1340 SAT mid 50% range 26-31 ACT mid 50% range 41% acceptance rate
77% of students receive financial aid 46% of students come from outside Texas 20,000 applied last year

Meet Your Admission Counselor

They’re here to help you figure out if TCU is a good match for you, and they’ll guide you through the application and admission process.

Transfer & AP Credits

You may already have an excellent academic head start on your time as a Horned Frog. Learn which of your college credits will transfer.

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Apply FAQs

TCU has no minimum requirement for GPA or test score to be considered for admission. TCU is test optional for applicants through 2023. For the class that entered TCU in fall 2019, the middle 50 percent scored between 1150 and 1340 on the SAT, or between 26 and 31 on the ACT.

First-year fall applicants who apply by November 1 learn an admission decision by January 1. First-year and transfer fall applicants who apply by February 1 learn a decision by April 1.  Transfer fall applicants who apply by June 1 will learn a decision by August 1. First-year and transfer spring applicants who apply by November 1 will learn a decision by December 1.

All applicants who are first-generation, veterans, PTK members, or who qualify for free-or-reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers. All other applicants should pay the $50 application fee.

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Once your app is submitted, check your email regularly in case we’re trying to reach you. Sometimes applications aren’t quite complete and you don’t want to slow down the process. You can also keep apprised by checking the portal.