Starting April 13 at 4:00pm CDT, students that have paid their enrollment deposit can log into their myTCU portal to find the link for registration.
Incoming students should select the “Admission Status & Checklist” tile in their myTCU portal, complete all steps of the reservation process and ensure you receive a confirmation.
You must pay your non-refundable tuition deposit before you can register for Orientation. It can take a few hours for this deposit to process.
If the Orientation you wish to register for is full, you have the option of being placed on a waitlist on the registration page. Each first-year summer Orientation session can accommodate up to 220 students. Reservations for these sessions open in mid-April and registration takes place on a first-come, first-served basis.
Because of the nature of the waitlist we cannot notify students when or if there will be an open space in that session. If you need to schedule travel arrangements in advance, please do so based on the session you are currently enrolled in.
If you are experiencing difficulty registering, please call Student Development Services at 817-257-7855 and we can walk you through the process. We will not register you for Orientation, but can help troubleshoot the process.
Yes, all incoming first-year and transfer students admitted to TCU for the fall semester are required to attend Orientation. Please note that students may not be able to register for classes until they complete the Pre-Advising Modules, and attend all events during Orientation.
Space is limited in each Orientation, so reserve your space early as sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Yes, Session 5 will be fully virtual. Students that are unable to travel to Fort Worth in June/July should register for this virtual session. Virtual Orientation will be held through Zoom meetings and pre-recorded sessions. More information will be sent to your TCU email if you registered for this session. Students registered for Session 5 will NOT be on campus.
We highly encourage students to join us at one of the in-person Orientation options this summer.
Please note: International Students will receive detailed information about their Orientation process.
Transfer students are able to attend Orientation on either Transfer A: Thursday, June 17 or Transfer B: Wednesday, July 14.
Parents and Families will be able to learn more about the TCU campus and resources at our in-person Orientation and through our virtual Orientation Modules. Unfortunately, due to COVID space restrictions, in 2021 we must limit each student to one guest to attend Orientation on-campus.
The 2021-22 Parent/Family Orientation Modules will be available mid-June for you to view at parents.tcu.edu and they will be emailed to incoming family members. Please click below to find out more about our Parent & Family Programs department at TCU and access the Orientation Modules once they are posted.
TCU Parent & Family Programs Web page
In summer 2021, TCU can accommodate only one guest (parent/family member) of each student during Orientation. We apologize for the inconvenience, but have limited capacity due to COVID-19 space restrictions on campus. We will have Parent/Family Orientation Modules available for parents to receive all the information that is shared at the in-person Orientation.
Payments are not due during Orientation. Students that register for classes in June will have their first tuition payment sent to their TCU email in July. The first payment for fall 2021 will be due August 1, 2021.
Changing Your Major (please note exceptions below)
Students who wish to change their major must complete this form at least 7 days prior to their Orientation, in order to be advised in new major during Orientation.
Pre-Business & Strategic Communications: The firm deadline for change of major to Pre-Business and Strategic Communications is May 25, 2021. Students will not be able to change their major in these areas for the Fall 2021 semester after this date.
Nursing & Athletic Training: Students will not be able to change their major to Nursing or Athletic Training during Orientation.
Fine Arts: Students will not be able to change their major to Music or Dance during Orientation. Students interested in majors in the College of Fine Arts, should contact Tyra Musoma directly (T.email@example.com) for more information.
Students can log into the platform through their myTCU portal, select Admitted Student Task tile, and select Pre-Advising Module starting Wednesday, May 19.
It students experience any technical difficulties during their pre-advising modules, you may contact First Year Experience at 817-257-7855, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If students have trouble logging into myTCU, please contact the TCU HelpDesk at 817-257-HELP (4357).
TCU does not provide transportation to/from local airports. Families should make travel arrangements with plenty of time to arrive on campus for Orientation Check-In.