Neeley School Academic Policies
Admission to Neeley School and Advancement to Upper- Division Courses
Additional Neeley School Requirements
Students entering TCU as pre-business majors must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in the first year at TCU and obtain a minimum 2.5 GPA in order to continue as pre-business students beyond the first year. In addition, pre-business students must complete four of the following courses in the first year: ECON 10223, 10233; MATH 10283; ENGL 10283; one TCU Core Curriculum requirement; or others only as recommended by adviser. To declare a business major, all students must formally apply to the Neeley School. Students will typically apply in their sophomore year for admission to upper-level courses in their junior year. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed. Upon acceptance, students will select from one of the functional area majors.
To be considered for admission to the Neeley School students must:
All business students in the Neeley School are assigned an academic adviser by the Neeley School Resource Center (NSRC). The center is open daily to answer the questions of all prospective and continuing students in the school. The NSRC coordinates advising, monitors academic progress of students, receives academic appeals, processes all transfer coursework, handles the changing of majors within the Neeley School, works with CLEP Test applications, directs study abroad procedures and Neeley School international programs, and audits intent to graduate forms for graduating business majors. In addition the NSRC coordinates the admission process to the Neeley School.
Pre-business students or business majors may take up to six semester hours of courses on a Pass/No-Credit (P/NC) basis. However, no lower division business core course nor upper-division business courses (30000-40000 level) may not be taken as P/NC and applied to the BBA degree, unless the course is taught only on a P/NC basis. In accordance with university policy no course applied to a student's major may be taken as P/NC.
Course prerequisites include admission to the Neeley School as a business major, class standing, previous coursework, demonstrated computer skills competency, grades in previous coursework, and/or permission of the instructor. All course prerequisites should be observed and followed when enrolling in a course. The ultimate responsibility for knowing the prerequisite for a course lies with the student and is noted in this catalog. Course prerequisites are noted in the Courses of business course descriptions section of this catalog and are listed at www.reg.tcu.edu.
Continuing TCU students will sometimes take courses at other universities and then transfer those credits to TCU. TCU requires prior written approval of the NSRC to take courses at another school for application to a student's BBA degree. Course credit will not be transferred into the Neeley School if prior approval by the NSRC has not been obtained.
Non-Availability of Evening Program
Although the Neeley School does offer some courses in the evening, an evening-only program is not available. Students wanting to take only evening courses should be aware that all required courses may not be offered during the evening.
Certification for Business Teaching
The M.J. Neeley School of Business cooperates with the College of Education by offering business courses for the academic specialization requirements for certification of high school business teachers. More information is available through the College of Education.
Academic Appeal Process
A student seeking an exception from any policy stated in the M.J. Neeley School of Business section of this catalog should submit a formal appeal to the assistant dean of undergraduate programs for consideration. The Neeley School regards the appeal to be a professional communication and will review it based on that expectation. Contact the Neeley Student Resource Center for more information regarding the appeal process.
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