Orientation

This summer, Orientation will consist of a four-part series, but don't worry, you will not be completing them alone.
We have Orientation Leaders, First Year Experience staff, faculty/staff advisors, and staff & peer coaches to help you each step of the way. You will quickly find out what it means to be part of the Horned Frog Family.

Advising & Registration

This year (and hopefully ONLY this year) the Advising & Registration portion of orientation will be online throughout the month of June. During Advising & Registration, advisors will work with students to think about post-college goals, career paths, and courses needed to achieve those goals. In order to participate in this session, students will need access to a computer with internet from 10:00 am CST to 6:00 pm CST. A few days before their session, students will receive in their TCU email a detailed schedule with Zoom links to their advisors, Orientation Leaders and other resources.

TCU student reviews materials in a study area on the third floor of Rees-Jones Hall, Monday, October 30, 2017 on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas..Photo by Jeffrey McWhorter

Pre-Advising Modules

Opening May 18 in your myTCU portal, these modules will provide academic information specific to your college or school that will prepare you for your Advising & Registration session. You may complete these at your own pace any time prior to your Advising & Registration session.

Students must complete their Pre-Advising Online Modules in order to register for classes during their registered session.

To access the Pre-Advising Modules, log into myTCU, select the Admitted Student Task tile, then select Pre-Advising Modules. It will take you to an external site.


Orientation Modules

Launching June 1 in your myTCU portal, these modules will provide vital information that will prepare you to be on campus in the fall. Through Orientation you will learn about all the resources TCU has to offer including Scholarships & Financial Aid, Housing, Health Center, Counseling Center, Campus Recreation & Wellness Promotion.  Additionally, you will learn about additional opportunities to get involved on campus with Service, Leadership and Fraternity & Sorority Life.

To access the Orientation Modules, log into myTCU, select the Admitted Student Task tile (or the Student Services tile), then select Orientation Modules. It will take you to an external site. If you have any questions, please contact us at fye@tcu.edu or 817.257.7855.

Advising & Registration Sessions will be available throughout June. Incoming students should have access to a computer and internet connection from 10am – 6pm (CST) on their Advising & Registration Date.

Dates also listed below:

Monday, June 1 – – Wednesday, June 3 – – Friday, June 5

Tuesday, June 9 – – Thursday, June 11

Monday, June 15 – – Wednesday, June 17 – – Friday, June 19

Tuesday, June 23 – – Thursday, June 25

Monday, June 29


On Your Advising & Registration Date

Advising & Registration is taking place online this year. An Advising & Registration Session Details email is being sent to your TCU email address* 3-5 days before your date. This email includes personalized Zoom links to login to your first session at 10am CST. If you do not check-in by 10:20am, you will need to be rescheduled to another Advising & Registration date.

If you are having difficulties with Zoom links, or are unable to locate your emails, please contact us at fye@tcu.edu with the following information:

  • First & Last Name
  • TCU ID Number
  • School/College or Major
  • Call back phone number

We will confirm you are registered for that day’s Advising & Registration session and will respond quickly with your link.

*How to login to your TCU Email: visit mobile.tcu.edu and enter your username and password for myTCU. Your username is NOT your email address.

Reservations will open on May 18 at 2:00 pm CST in your myTCU portal. Once logged into myTCU, select the Admitted Student Tasks Tile and complete Orientation Reservations. Please complete all steps, you will know they are complete when your screen shows a Confirmation Page.

All incoming students are required to attend Orientation. Sessions fill on a first-come, first-serve basis so please reserve your spot as soon as possible. You must attend your scheduled session date. Any changes to a reservation must be done two weeks prior to your scheduled Advising & Registration session and only if space permits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Starting May 18, students that have paid their enrollment deposit can log into their myTCU portal to find the reservation link for Advising & Registration Sessions.

Incoming students should select the “Admitted Student Tasks” tile in their myTCU portal. Complete all steps of the reservation process and ensure you receive a Confirmation page on the last page.

Advising & Registration Sessions are offered throughout June 2020. If you are admitted to the fall semester and are unable to participate in the June sessions, please contact us at fye@tcu.edu.

Yes, all incoming first-year and transfer students admitted to TCU for the fall semester are required to complete online orientation. Please note that students may not be able to register for classes until they complete the Pre-Advising Modules, and attend advising during their selected Advising & Registration session.

Space is limited in each Advising & Registration Session, so reserve your space early as sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are admitted to the fall semester and are unable to participate in the June sessions, please contact us at fye@tcu.edu.

Transfer students are able to attend any of the 11 available Advising & Registration sessions offered this June. If you are admitted to the fall semester and are unable to participate in the June sessions, please contact us at transfers@tcu.edu.

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 advising/registration session, in order to be advised in new major during the summer advising/registration process.

Pre-Business & Strategic Communications: The firm deadline for change of major to Pre-Business and Strategic Communications is May 25, 2020. Students will not be able to change their major in these areas for the Fall 2020 semester after this date.

Nursing & Athletic Training: Students will not be able to change their major to Nursing or Athletic Training during the summer Advising & Registration process.

Fine Arts: Students will not be able to change their major to Music or Dance during the summer Advising & Registration process. Students interested in majors in the College of Fine Arts, should contact Tyra Musoma directly (T.musoma@tcu.edu) for more information.

Advising & Registration is all online this year. You received an email 3-5 days before your Advising & Registration Date called “Advising & Registration Session Details” to your TCU Email.*

Locate this email. Under Schedule, you have a personalized Zoom link to login to based on your School/College. This link is for your first session that begins at 10 a.m. CST.

Your advisors have also sent you a personalized email with your advising time, and a Zoom link directly to your advisor. Those links are for advising sessions that begin after 12 p.m. CST.

If you are having difficulties with Zoom links, or are unable to locate your emails, please contact us at fye@tcu.edu with the following information:

  • First & Last Name
  • TCU ID Number
  • School/College or Major
  • Call back phone number

We will confirm you are registered for that day’s Advising & Registration session and will respond quickly with your link.

*How to login to your TCU Email: visit mobile.tcu.edu and enter your username and password for myTCU. Your username is NOT your email address.

Today is the day you are registering for your first semester classes at TCU! We have tried to provide you with everything you need in your Pre-Advising Modules, Q&A Sundays on Instagram with Orientation Leaders, through the Question & Answer College sessions, and during the Schedule Building Workshop.  Next, you will meet with your Advisor and register for classes.

  • If you have just one or two questions specific to your major, your Advisor will be able to answer those during your scheduled time.
  • If you have lots of questions and/or feel generally lost, please reach out to us at fye@tcu.edu with your name, ID, college/school and call back number. We will have an Orientation Leader reach out to you directly within an hour.
  • If your family members have questions, please have them contact us at fye@tcu.edu with their student name, ID, college/school, their name and call back number. We will have an Orientation Leader or our Parent & Family staff respond that same day.

We have limited spaces in each of our Advising & Registration dates.  If you do not check-in with your college by 10:20am CST, you will need to be rescheduled to another Advising & Registration date that still has available spaces.  Our First Year Experience office will work with you to reschedule your date.

You may reach out to us at fye@tcu.edu if you know you will need to reschedule your date. Please include your name and TCU ID number in your correspondence.

The platform Comevo will be used for pre-advising and orientation modules, and additional meetings and conferencing may be offered through various tools including Zoom. Orientation material will be presented in a variety of formats: pre-recorded videos and video conferencing.

Students can log into the platform through their myTCU portal, select Admitted Student Task tile, and select Pre-Advising Module.

It students experience any technical difficulties during their pre-advising and orientation modules, you may contact First Year Experience at 817-257-7855, fye@tcu.edu.

If students have trouble logging into myTCU, please contact the TCU HelpDesk.

Payments are not due during Advising & Registration. 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 2020 will be due August 1, 2020.

Parent & Family Orientation Online Modules will open on July 15. Information will be posted to the TCU Parent & Family Programs Facebook page, www.parents.tcu.edu, and will be emailed to incoming family members.

TCU Coaches for Incoming Students

A TCU staff and current student coaching pair will connect with you throughout the summer months to help walk you through this Orientation process. During these coaching meetings, you will get to know other incoming students, have additional advising assistance, and have your questions answered by trained staff & students. Coaching pairs will begin reaching out at the end of May to schedule your first coaching meeting.

If you have not heard from your coach by May 28, please contact us at fye@tcu.edu.

Online Orientation Modules

On June 1, Orientation Online Modules will open containing campus resource information about housing, dining, health & wellness, financial services and more.

Information on how to login will be provided in late May.

Please contact us at 817-257-7855 or fye@tcu.edu with any questions.