Student Success

The Student Success team supports students throughout their time at TCU by creating meaningful and high-impact programs and services.

Leaders for Life

This four-year selective cohort sets students up for success in and outside the classroom.

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TCU Transfer Services

TCU Transfer Services is the place for transfer students. Whether you are transferring to TCU or a current transfer student, we are here to help you get connected and be successful at TCU. We are excited to help you transition to TCU and find your place in the Horned Frog Family.

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Programs by Class Year

There is something special available for each class at TCU, take a look at specific programs we have for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

SOPHOMORE PINNING

The Sophomore Pinning celebrates your return to campus. The purpose of this event is to recognize the demonstrated intent of sophomores to complete their education at TCU, encourage sophomores to assume their role as rising campus leaders, and foster a stronger connection and deeper affinity to their class and the institution as a whole.

 

First created in 2002, The Ferrari Mission Award was given annually by Student Government to honor students who lived and carried out the University’s mission statement. Today, the Chancellor’s Office and Student Development Services partner in providing Mission Statement Scholarships totaling $6,000 each year. Three students (rising seniors) are presented a $2,000 award at the Celebration of University Leadership in recognition for demonstrating excellence in fulfilling the TCU mission.

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To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.


Applications will open in the spring!
Questions? Please email brianne.orr@tcu.edu


Application Process

Each application must include the following items:

1) Three letters of recommendation to be submitted online >> CLICK HERE FOR FORM

One from each of these categories:

1. TCU Faculty Member (Professor)
2. TCU Faculty Member or Professional Staff Member
3. Anyone Inside or Outside the TCU Community

We have provided a helpful information sheet for applicants to take to their recommenders with online submission instructions and more. 2020 MSS – Recommendation Request Sheet

2) A well crafted resume
Applicants are advised to have resumes critiqued by University Career Services prior to submission. Resume highlights will be submitted as part of the application process.

3) A reflective writing submission
Applicants submit responses to the following questions, separately addressing each of the five sections:

An Educated Individual (150-250 words)
What is the most meaningful way you have become an educated individual while at TCU?
What is a specific example of how you plan to become a more educated individual as a TCU alumna or alumnus?

An Ethical Leader (150-250 words)
What is the most meaningful thing you have learned about ethical leadership while at TCU?
How have you demonstrated ethical leadership?
What is a specific example of how you plan to apply ethical leadership as a TCU alumna or alumnus?

A Responsible Citizen (150-250 words)
What is the most meaningful thing you have learned about responsible citizenship while at TCU?
How have you demonstrated responsible citizenship?
What is a specific example of how you plan to act as a responsible citizen as a TCU alumna or alumnus?

The Global Community (150-250 words)
What is the most meaningful thing you have learned about the global community while at TCU?
How have you been involved in the global community?
What is a specific example of how you plan to be involved with the global community as a TCU alumna or alumnus?

What else about you would you like the selection committee to consider? (100-150 words)

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Selection Process
A diverse selection committee from the TCU community is called on to review applications. Members of the selection committee cannot serve as recommenders for scholarship applicants. Members of the committee judge applications in consideration of the Cognitive and Ethical Capacities for TCU Students issued by the TCU Quality Enhancement Council. The various parts of the application are each scored and weighted as follows:

Reflective Writing Submission – 60%
Letters of Recommendation – 30% (10% each)
Resume Highlights – 10%

After scoring, the committee selects 6 finalists to be reviewed by the Chancellor and Provost, who then select the three scholarship recipients.

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**TCU juniors who are in good standing with the university are eligible to apply. December graduates are welcome to participate. Students are only allowed to apply once so if you are just barely a junior by hours, but will remain a junior during the next application period, you may have more to write about at that later time. Use your best judgment to decide when to apply, but know you are only eligible to apply once.

NOTE: Students currently receiving any type of scholarship or financial aid, including those on a tuition benefit or tuition exchange because they have a family member working at TCU or another university, should contact financial aid prior to applying to make sure they are eligible. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check their eligibility.

Lunch Lottery is an opportunity for students in their junior year to dine with a faculty or staff member and begin a new mentoring relationship. Lunch Lottery discussions can center around topics like educational journeys, career development, internships, graduate school, and healthy lifestyles.

Many rewarding mentoring relationships and connections have been made as a result of a Lunch Lottery match up! From connections in industries to internships to learning more about professions or fields of study- both juniors and TCU faculty and staff enjoy and benefit from Lunch Lottery.

Lunch Lottery happens each spring and registration takes place online.

Adulting Cooking Edition  Ι  November 10 @ 5pm Ι  Zoom

Join TCU alum, Carolyn Phillips, in an interactive cooking workshop that focuses on creating simple meals with pantry staples. The capacity for this class is 25 participants, sign-ups will open soon on a first come, first served basis. A waitlist will be created once the 25 spaces have been registered for.

Register Today!

 

 

 

 


Graduate School Panel  Ι  View Panel Below

Hear from various graduate school admission experts on the process and best practices for a graduate school search.


Job Search Strategies  Ι  View Workshop Below

Members of the Class of 2020 & 2021 discuss helpful strategies for a successful job search while learning to create an effective plan and ensuring they taking the right steps for success.

Expanding Your Network  Ι  Workshop Recording Coming Soon

 

Join members of the senior class in a virtual networking opportunity. Learn and practice networking techniques while getting to know alumni, staff and peers that can support you in your final year at TCU.

 

Information Coming Soon!

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