Are you an incoming Transfer Student? Transfer students are individuals who graduated high school, enrolled in college courses and obtained at least 12 credit hours of transferable coursework. Veterans are typically considered transfer applicants, as well. Students who have taken dual credit or AP courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements are NOT considered transfer students. Transfer students, find out your Orientation information here:
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 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.
Orientation is strongly encouraged for incoming transfer students. To find out more, please visit https://sds.tcu.edu/student-success/transfers/
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. We do host Parent & Family orientation for a guest of transfer students to attend on those days.
Transfer students, be sure to check out all your steps for Orientation here: https://sds.tcu.edu/student-success/transfers/.
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 at Orientation in June and July will receive their first tuition bill to their TCU email on July 28. The first payment for fall 2021 will be due August 13, 2021.
Students that register for classes in August will receive their first tuition bill to their TCU email on August 18, their first payment will be due September 10, 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 & Nursing: Students will not be able to change their majors to pre-business or nursing for the Fall 2021 semester.
Strategic Communication: The firm deadline for change of major to Strategic Communications is May 24, 2021. Students will not be able to change their major in this area for the Fall 2021 semester after this date.
Fine Arts: Students are not permitted to change majors to most College of Fine Arts programs during the summer Orientation process. Any incoming students interested in majors housed in the College of Fine Arts are invited to contact Tyra Musoma directly (T.firstname.lastname@example.org) 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, email@example.com.
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.
If you are attending an Orientation session and will be participating in a Frog Camp the next day, you have the option to remain in accommodations on campus between programs and do not need to provide any extra information. If you are participating in a Frog Camp and attending an Orientation session the next day, the same applies. Unfortunately, TCU cannot provide housing accommodations outside of these situations. If you are arriving early or staying late, please make your own accommodation reservations off campus at a local hotel.
These are the sessions where we will be able to accommodate students on campus in between your registered Orientation and Frog Camp:
- June 27: Casa Nueva A & Orientation 3
- June 29: Orientation 3 & Cultura A
- July 14: Casa Nueva B & Orientation 8
- July 18: Cultura B & Orientation 9
Yes, TCU will provide housing for the guest attending orientation for $25. To request this accommodation, please select housing for guest during the Orientation registration process at myTCU. We will provide housing during the orientation program, but are unable to house guests for overnight stays before or after check-in to your registered Orientation. Linens are included.
Housing accommodations for guests will be in a suite-style residence hall on TCU’s campus. The guest housing fee will be charged to the student account in the fall.