Texas Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status,
individual characteristics or group affiliation, including but not limited to
classes protected under federal and state law.
Applications for admission to the undergraduate schools and colleges and requests
for further information should be addressed to the Office of Admissions, Room
112 of Sadler Hall; the mailing address is TCU Box 297013, Fort Worth, Texas
76129. Non-degree students should contact the Office of Extended Education,
TCU Box 297026, Fort Worth, Texas 76129.
Admission to the University. Qualified undergraduate students are admitted
to the University rather than to a specific program, school or college.
Application deadlines and notification dates for freshman and transfer applicants
are stated in the Application for Undergraduate Admission. Deadlines for applying
for financial aid may be obtained by calling the Office of Scholarships and
Health Record and Insurance. All students taking nine or more semester
hours must have a health record on file in the Brown-Lupton Health Center prior
to final admission to TCU. Medical insurance is required of all undergraduate
students taking nine or more hours. Students may choose insurance through family
coverage, TCU's plan or another carrier of their choice.
Residence Hall Requirement. Unmarried students under 21 years of age classified
as freshmen at the time of registration and enrolling for nine or more semester
hours are required to live on campus unless living at their parents' residence.
Students who are 17 years old or younger at the time of registration will be
approved to live in residence halls on a case-by-case basis.
b. Refer to section titled Admission of International Students.
Credit by Examination and Portfolio
Through several methods, students may earn academic credit for college-level
learning by taking an examination in the appropriate area. Credit granted usually
can be used to satisfy specific and general degree requirements. Refer to the
section Bachelor Degree Requirements found elsewhere in this bulletin.
The credit by examination procedures are reviewed and updated annually. A current
brochure is available from the Office of Admissions.
On a limited basis, portfolio assessment is another method used to earn academic
credit for college-level learning. A portfolio is a formal, written document
including a resume, detailed personal history, description of skills and competencies,
and documentation to support the student's request for credit. Only limited
credit has been approved using this method. More information on the portfolio
assessment program can be obtained by contacting Office of Extended Education,
Credit for Military Service
The University follows, with limitations, the recommendations of the American
Council on Education as published in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational
Experiences in the Armed Services in granting credit for military service schools.
Courses must be in the "baccalaureate/associate degree category" as
defined by the ACE Guide. This precludes acceptance of vocational, technical
or certificate category courses, or military occupational specialties or job
For consideration of credit for military service schools, the applicant must
submit the following military records:
1. certified original of the DD Form 295, or
2. copy of the DD Form 214, or
3. course completion certificates, or
4. a Community College of the Air Force transcript.
The Office of the Registrar will assist persons eligible for veterans'
education assistance benefits.
Nonresidential Course Work
The University examines all nonresidential learning experiences and grants credit
on a case-by-case basis.