Step-By-Step: Incoming Transfer Students
Incoming transfer students for Fall 2021 will complete the following steps. Click across the tabs to learn more about each one!
1. Contact Your Advisor
2. Complete Pre-Advising Modules
3. Register for Fall 2021 Classes
4. Attend Orientation
5. What's Next?
Opening May 19 in your myTCU portal, these modules will
A student reviews class materials while watched by a pug in a blue shirt. Photo by Jeffrey McWhorter, March 20, 2019
provide academic information specific to your college or school that will prepare you for registering for fall classes. You may complete these at your own pace.
Students must complete their Pre-Advising Modules in order to register for classes.
To access the Pre-Advising Modules, log into myTCU, select the Admitted Student Task tile, then select Pre-Advising Modules. The link will take you to an external site.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.257.7855.
After meeting with your academic advisor, you will be given an enrollment appointment. That is when you will be able to log into your my.tcu.edu portal and register for your fall 2021 classes. In order for your enrollment appointment to open, you must have completed your pre-advising modules.
During this 1-day Orientation, students will learn more about campus resources and life as a TCU student with Orientation Leaders (OLs) in a small group setting. Each student will receive a personalized email with additional details a few days before Orientation.
9:00 am – Check – In
Academic & Resource Sessions
Advising & Registration Available
Residence Hall & Campus Tours
5:00 pm – Closing
Please note that all times listed are in Central Daylight Time (CDT).
Prepare for Orientation
- Set up your TCU email on whatever device you check most regularly! All official university communication and orientation information will be sent to this address.
- Don’t forget to bring: Casual attire, comfortable walking shoes, jacket for chilly classrooms, mask/face covering, backpack with pen/pencil and notebook, photo ID.
Health & Safety Protocols
For your safety and for the safety of all guests and staff, face-coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required at all times on campus – inside of buildings and outside. We will be promoting physical distancing and reduced seating capacity throughout Orientation. Updated TCU COVID-19 Information, including case counts, updated health & safety protocols and vaccination information can be found at TCU COVID-19 Information
Parent & Families Orientation
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
What is Frog Camp?
Frog Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime program that introduces incoming students to the TCU community. This extended-orientation program is offered off-campus in different locations. Students walk away from Frog Camp with new friends, faculty/staff resources and upper-division mentors. Participants also get an inside look at what it means to be a Horned Frog, learn TCU traditions, and how to make a difference at TCU. We can’t promise campers sleep a lot while at camp, but we can promise they will have an unforgettable experience.
While not required, we HIGHLY encourage transfer students to attend Frog Camp! Transfer students may register for any Frog Camp, but we will have Transfer-specific small groups led by Transfer students at Frog Camp Challenge (August 17-19).
Frogs First is held the weekend before school begins and is filled with fun activities for you to begin to meet new friends and make campus feel like home. More information will be released over the summer!